[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-09-13

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Thu Sep 13 08:23:58 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Historic Trails Council to meet in La Grande, Sept. 23
2. Events Feature History of Protest in Grants Pass, Forest Grove
3. Film Preservation Workshop Offered by UO Libraries, Oct. 27
4. NPS Grants Available for Japanese American Confinement Sites
5. MAP Assessment Deadline Set For Dec. 1
The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council (OHTAC) will meet at 8:30
a.m. Sept. 23 at the La Grande Ranger District Office, 3502 Highway 30,
La Grande. The meeting is open to the public.
In 1998, the Governor established OHTAC to oversee and provide advice
on Oregon’s16 historic trails. Made up of nine governor-appointed
volunteer-citizens, the Council works together to advise the Governor
and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails
by Oregonians and visitors to our state. The Council meets three times a
year to explore at least one of the 16 designated historic trails.
Guided by local residents and/or public agency experts, the Council
members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss opportunities
for the marking, interpretation and protection of the trails.
To view the meeting agenda, visit www.oregonheritage.org (
http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) and click on “Historic Trails”. The
Council will invite public comments. Meetings are accessible to people
with disabilities. To arrange for special accommodations call (503)
986-0690 up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting. 
For more information about OHTAC and the upcoming meeting, contact Cara
Kaser at (503) 986-0670 or cara.kaser at state.or.us .
Two events, made possible through Oregon Humanities Public Program
Grants, will feature Oregon’s history of citizen activism.
Dan Leahy and Jeff LaLande will discuss the legacy of local activism,
including the populist movement in 1890s Jackson County in their
presentation, titled “History from Below (
)” at 6 p.m., Sept. 17 in the Evergreen Room at Taprock Grill, 971 SE
6th St., Grants Pass. The first of a series of public workshops from the
Rural Organizing Project (
), the talk will examine the history of social movements in rural and
small-town Oregon. Participants will have the opportunity to break into
small groups to examine documents relating to social movements from
southern Oregon archives. 
Centro Cultural of Washington County and Pacific University will look
at a contemporary social movement during a day-long forum titled
“Hispanic Heritage and Activism in Oregon (
)” from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sept. 22 at Pacific University, 2043 College
Way, Forest Grove. This forum will explore the journey of Hispanics to
Oregon, and Washington County in particular, and the activism that has
nurtured self-determination in the Hispanic community. 
to learn more about both events.
The University of Oregon Libraries is offering a one-day workshop in
basic film preservation from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. 27 at UO Portland
(White Stag Block), 70 NW Couch St., Portland. Designed for people in
the Northwest working in archives, historical societies, libraries, and
other institutions that have film collections but no one with expertise
to handle it properly, the workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Registration is required.
Two experienced moving image archivists from the University of
Washington Libraries will lead the workshop: film archive specialist
Hannah Palin and visual materials curator Nicolette Bromberg. They will
cover handling, assessing, documenting, and storing archival film. They
will also discuss how to set up a low-cost film preservation program.
For further information and to register, visit
Japanese American Confinement Sites grants are now available through
the National Park Service. 
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS)
grant program for the preservation and interpretation of U.S.
confinement sites used to detain Japanese Americans during World War II.
JACS grants provide funding for identification, research, evaluation,
interpretation, protection, restoration, repair, and acquisition of
historic confinement sites. the NPS will award grants to private
nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, local, and
tribal governments, and other public entities who are working to
preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history,
including. The competitive grant funding process requires a 2:1 Federal
to non-Federal match ($2 Federal to $1 non-Federal match) and the
minimum grant request is $5,000.
Application deadline is Nov. 1. Visit
www.nps.gov/history/hps/HPG/JACS/index.html for further information.

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps small and mid-sized museums
strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet national standards
through self-study and a site visit from a peer reviewer. Museums can
complete an assessment in less than a year. There are two opportunities
to apply each year. Dec. 1 is the upcoming deadline.
Designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and
plan for the future, MAP provides guidance and growth in goal
prioritization; focus on mission and planning; communications between
staff, board and other constituents and credibility with potential
funders and donors. There are three types of MAP assessments. An
Organizational/Institutional Assessment reviews all areas of operations.
A Collections Stewardship/Collections Management Assessment focuses on
collections policies, planning access, documentation, and collections
care within the context of the museum's total operations. A Community
Engagement/Public Dimension Assessment assesses the museum's
understanding of and relationship with its communities as well as its
communities' perceptions of and experiences with the museum.
A MAP assessment requires members of the museum staff and governing
authority to complete a self-study. After completion of the self-study,
peer reviewers conduct a site visit to tour the museum and meet with
staff, governing officials, and volunteers. The surveyors work with the
museum and MAP staff to produce a report evaluating the museum's
operations, making recommendations, and suggesting resources.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance
of Museums support MAP through a cooperative agreement. MAP grants are
non-competitive and provide $4,000 in resources and services to
participating museums. Costs to participate range from free to $750.
For further information, visit www.imls.gov ( http://www.imls.gov/ ) .



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