[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-09-06

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Thu Sep 6 08:14:26 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. NEH Offers Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants 2012
2. Living History Conference to Take Place in Bend, Sept. 27 – 29
3. Architectural Historians Set to Meet Nov. 3 and 4 in Spokane
4. “In Their Footsteps” Series Scheduled at Fort Clatsop
5. Tribal Elders to Discuss Wild Horse Round-Up History, Sept. 29
 
 
NEH OFFERS SUSTAINING CULTURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS GRANTS 
 
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering Sustaining
Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) grants for projects beginning in
October 2013. SCHC helps cultural institutions meet the complex
challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities
materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation
measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of
collections. The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 4. 
 
As museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions
strive to be effective stewards of humanities collections, they must
find ways to implement preventive conservation measures that are
scientifically sound and sustainable. This program helps cultural
repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that
pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact.
Organizations should design their projects to be cost effective, energy
efficient, and environmentally sensitive, and should aim to mitigate the
greatest risks to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets.
 
Visit
www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collections
for further details. For questions, contact the staff of the NEH’s
Division of Preservation and Access at preservation at neh.gov or (202)
606-8570. Hearing -impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD (866)
372-2930.
 
 
LIVING HISTORY CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE IN BEND, SEPT. 27 – 29
 
The High Desert Museum will host the Western Regional Living History
Conference Sept. 27 – 29 in Bend. “Getting Them Through the Gates: What
Your Site Can Offer That No One Else Can” is the conference theme. 
 
The High Desert Museum collaborated with the Association of Living
History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) in planning the
conference. It focuses on historical interpretation with sessions
designed to stimulate thought, give new ways to reach your audience, and
offer take-away ideas for presenting thought-provoking programs to the
public.
 
For further information, visit www.alhfam.org ( http://www.alhfam.org/
) or email lindae at highdesertmuseum.org . 
 
 
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS SET TO MEET NOV. 3 AND 4 IN SPOKANE
 
The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural
Historian's 2012 conference will take place Nov. 3 and 4 in conjunctions
with the National Trust conference in Spokane. This year’s conference
theme is “Building the Inland Empire: A Closer Look at the Architects
and Artisans”.  For program and registration information, visit
http://sahmdr.org/meetings.html . Registration deadline is Oct. 26.
 
 
2012 “IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS” SERIES SCHEDULED AT FORT CLATSOP 
 
Paul VanDevelder will present “200 Years Downstream of Lewis and Clark”
to kick off the autumn 2012 “In Their Footsteps” speaker series
beginning at 1 p.m., Sept. 16 at Lewis and Clark National Historical
Park, in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center, 92343
Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria. 
 
VanDevelder, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire,
Audubon Magazine and National Geographic Traveler, won a 2011 Oregon
Book Award for “Savages and Scoundrels:  The Untold Story of America’s
Road to Empire through Indian Territory”.  His earlier book, “Coyote
Warrior: One man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation” was
a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for
history.  “Coyote Warrior” tells the story of the settlement of the
North American continent through the eyes of seven generations of a
Mandan/Hidatsa family.  This family hosted the Corps of Discovery at the
Mandan Villages in the winter of 1804.  VanDevelder is an investigative
journalist, photographer, film maker and screenwriter whose film,
“Journey to Medicine Wheel”, won Best Film honors from the American
Indian Film Festival in 1998. 
 
Upcoming “In Their Footsteps” speakers include Irene Martin, presenting
“Salmon Canneries in the Columbia River Estuary” on Oct. 21; Frank Heyl,
presenting “Cold Weather Survival; A Way of Life” on Nov. 18; and
“Norwegian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest” presented by Junius
Rochester on Dec. 23.
 
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
 
 
TRIBAL ELDERS TO DISCUSS WILD HORSE ROUND-UP HISTORY, SEPT. 29
 
For hundreds of years, the people of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
communally rounded up their herds of horses, sorted out foals and mares,
and employed family brands. Tribal elders of the Confederated Tribes of
the Umatilla Indian Reservation will gather in a panel to discuss the
round-ups beginning at 1 p.m., Sept. 29 at Tamástslikt Cultural
Institute, at 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard, Pendleton. 
 
 The panel will include Bryson Liberty will share his experiences
rounding up wild horses as a youngster. Douglas Minthorn, also a
panelist, will share history about the lively horse culture of the
Tribes when the Cayuse breed thrived.
 
“It takes a certain amount of daring and nerve to live and work with
horses, and that’s what made us who we are,” said Liberty. 
 
Visitors to the event will see historic maps and photographs of horse
corral sites. Visit www.tamastslikt.org ( http://www.tamastslikt.org/ )
or call (541)966-9748 for additional information. 
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