[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-04-11

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Thu Apr 11 08:47:14 PDT 2013


In this Issue:
1. Historic Trails Council to meet in Coos Bay
2. Annie von Domitz explores a field trip opportunity on exchange
3. Oral history workshop set in Portland, April 27
4. Albany seeking consultant services for ILS and Section 8
5. Klamath County Museum Seeks Curator
 
 
HISTORIC TRAILS COUNCIL TO MEET IN COOS BAY
 
The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council (OHTAC) will meet in Coos
Bay at 8 a.m., April 21 at the Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Dr. 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 the 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.
 
The Council will invite public comments. To review the meeting agenda,
visit the OHTAC website (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/ohtac.aspx ). Meetings are
accessible to people with disabilities. Arrange special accommodations
72-hours in advance by calling (503) 986-0690.  
 
For more information about OHTAC and the upcoming meeting, contact Cara
Kaser at (503) 986-0670 or by email ( mailto:cara.kaser at state.or.us ).
 
 
ANNIE VON DOMITZ EXPLORES A FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITY ON EXCHANGE
 
Heritage organizations and government agencies are always on the
lookout to find cost effective ways to fulfill their mission and reach
the public. Annie von Domitz recently discovered a great venue for doing
both. Join her on Exchange ( http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) to
explore a field trip opportunity for your organization and its
visitors.
 
 
ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP SET IN PORTLAND, APRIL 27
 
Jim Strassmaier and Michael O'Rourke will present an oral history
workshop from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., April 27 at the Oregon History
Center, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. The focus is on "Labor and
Workplace," promoting the ‘live’ documentation of labor history and
related collection of the Oregon Historical Society, but the workshop
will benefit anyone interested in creating oral histories. 
The workshop will cover the theory/nature of the 'new' documenting form
- research and preparation; interviewing technique(s) - proceeding in
steps and equipment technical points; and the process of archival
deposit and public presentation. There will be a live interviewing
demonstration at the conclusion of the session.
 
To register, contact Jim Strassmaier by email (
mailto:strassj at spiritone.com ) or phone (503) 236-1094.


 
ALBANY SEEKING CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR ILS AND SECTION 8
 
The City of Albany, a Certified Local Government, is seeking proposals
from interested consultants to conduct Intensive Level Surveys (ILS) of
Lehigh Acres, one of Albany’s post World War II neighborhoods, and to
draft a Section 8 narrative for National Register Nomination as
potential historic district designation. Reconnaissance level surveys
took place on all 117 residential properties in the neighborhood in
2011. Consultant proposals are due April 26 by 5 p.m.
 
The ILS and further historical analysis and documentation will assist
the City of Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission and the residents in
Lehigh Acres in understanding the integrity of the neighborhood and
potential National Register of Historic Places listing. 
 
For a copy of the Request for Consultant Services, contact Anne Catlin
by phone (541) 917-7560 or email ( mailto:anne.catlin at cityofalbany.net
).  
 
 
KLAMATH COUNTY MUSEUM SEEKS CURATOR
 
The Klamath County Museum is seeking a curator. This position offers an
opportunity to work in a local community that has placed a high value on
preservation of its remarkable history involving tribal cultures,
logging and agriculture, natural resource issues and military activity.
The Klamath County Museum, established in 1954, comprises three museum
properties with extensive holdings. The successful applicant will enjoy
working with other staff members, volunteers, university professors and
colleagues in the museum field. For a complete job description and
application form, visit www.klamathcounty.org. The application is April
30.
 
 
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Register now ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx
) for the 2013 Heritage Conference in Portland May 9 and 10!
 
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provides technical support and services to people and organizations
documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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