[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-09-11
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Tue Sep 11 08:04:46 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Exchange Shares the Secret of Project Success
2. Workshop Offered for Researching Your House History, Sept. 29
3. Disaster Response Forum Set for Portland, Oct. 12
4. Job Openings in Baker City, Bend, Portland
EXCHANGE SHARES THE SECRET OF PROJECT SUCCESS
What has worked in the past may not be the right mechanism in moving
forward. Learn the secret to project success at Oregon Heritage
Exchange: http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
WORKSHOP OFFERED FOR RESEARCHING YOUR HOUSE HISTORY, SEPT. 29
Who lived in your house before you? What did it look like originally?
Why is there a bathroom on the back porch? Learn how to answer these and
other questions by attending a “How to Research the History of Your
House” workshop from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Sept. 29 at the Architectural
Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.
Researching the history of your house can answer those questions and
many others you might have, and can even shed light on the development
of your neighborhood. Tibby O’Brien and Morgen Young will take
participants through the steps to uncover building histories, using
online sources, local archives, and libraries. For further information,
visit www.visitach.org ( http://www.visitach.org/ ) .
DISASTER RESPONSE FORUM SET FOR PORTLAND, OCT. 12
A disaster response forum, “Water, Wind, Weather: Preparing for the
Next Catastrophic Storm”, will take place from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Oct.
12 at the Gray Campus Center, Reed College, 3203 SW Woodstock Blvd.,
Portland. Registration closes on Oct. 5.
Remember the Columbus Day Storm of 1962? The Pittock Mansion received
so much damage that the owners considered demolition. In 1995 a cyclone
hit Oregon, with wind gusts of 119 miles per hour at Florence and 60 in
Portland. The estimated economic impact was $50,000,000. The following
year brought severe flooding to the Willamette Valley, and the water
nearly covered large wagon train structure at the End of the Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City.
Is your cultural heritage institution ready to respond to a severe
weather event? How long would it take to get your operations up and
running again? Who would you call for help?
The disaster response form will bring together staff from cultural
heritage institutions, first responders, emergency managers,
meteorologists, public utilities staff and other professionals to share
stories and concerns; to provide practical information on how to
prepare, respond and recover from a catastrophic weather event; and to
strengthen ties among greater Portland area cultural heritage staff and
To register, visit
For further information, contact Judith Norton at (503) 494-3499 or
email at norton at ohsu.edu .
JOB OPENINGS IN BAKER CITY, BEND, PORTLAND
Baker City: Trail Tenders, Inc., a non-profit heritage organization
that operates the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, is
seeking a Chief Operating Officer. This part time position will manage
projects, fundraising, and membership. Apply through the Oregon
Employment Department under job listing 905099. Email
trailtenders at yahoo.com for further information.
Portland: Historical Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Research
Archaeologist / Field Director and a Principal Investigator
Archaeologist or Geoarchaeologist.
The qualified Research Archaeologist candidate will possess an advanced
degree in Anthropology or a related field; at least three years field
experience, and at least one year supervisory experience in the field of
Cultural Resource Management. Job duties include leading / conducting
archival research, supervising field projects, technical report writing,
and artifact analysis. The successful candidate must be willing to
travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Please contact Brad Bowden at
503-237-1319 or bbowden at hrassoc.com for further information.
The Principal Investigator Archaeologist or Geoarchaeologist candidate
should have a Ph.D. or M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology, preferably with
expertise in western U.S. archaeology. Please contact Brent Hick at
206-343-0226, bhicks at hrassoc.com for further information.
Visit www.hrassoc.com ( http://www.hrassoc.com/ ) to review job
Bend: The High Desert Museum is seeking a Curator of Exhibits and
Collections, and a Curator of Western History.
The Curator of Exhibits and Collections is responsible for the
administration of object collections, library and archives, and oversees
all phases of temporary and permanent exhibit production and the
delivery of exhibit related concepts to the general public. Candidates
with an MA in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Natural History or U.S.
western History are preferred.
The Curator of Western History will provide all aspects of research,
exhibition development and management of the museum’s western history
collection. The successful candidate will possess the intellectual
vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a
collection of western artifacts for utilization in thought-provoking
exhibitions; a familiarity with the historic and literary works and
academic journals that focus on the Far West in the 19th and 20th
centuries, and the Intermountain West in particular; and a proven record
of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on
diverse historical themes across the 19th and 20th century. Experience
teaching and in managing collections is also a plus.
Visit www.highdesertmuseum.org ( http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/ ) to
access complete job descriptions.
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