[Heritage] 2013 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Announced

Cara Kaser cara.kaser at state.or.us
Wed Apr 24 12:37:31 PDT 2013

2013 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Announced

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding
contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive 2013 Oregon
Heritage Excellence Awards in two weeks in Portland. The awards will be
presented at 7 p.m. May 9 at a dinner at the Melody Ballroom. The public
is invited to attend the awards presentation.

“The award recipients represent the diversity of efforts to preserve
Oregon’s heritage,” said Kyle Jansson, coordinator for the Oregon
Heritage Commission. “They also serve as models for others for how to
make the most out of available resources.”

The recipients will be:

-- Don Ivy, Coos Bay, for his outstanding leadership to increase
understanding, appreciation, and perpetuation of traditional cultures
and culturally important sites throughout Oregon.

-- Heceta Head Lighthouse Restoration Project, Lane County, as an
exceptional example of an extensive, successful restoration project of a
historically significant structure.

-- Kay Holbo, Eugene, for her extraordinary leadership in the
preservation of Oregon’s historic cemeteries, and especially the
Eugene Masonic Cemetery.

-- Oregon Archaeology, written by University of Oregon Museum of
Natural and Cultural History archaeologists, for the book’s
outstanding contribution to the field of archaeology in the state.

-- “Coming Home: Voices of Return and Resettlement, 1945-1965”
exhibition and public programs by Oregon Nikkei Endowment, Portland, as
an exceptional example of an innovative and community-based approach to
exhibition development.

-- “History: Made by You” project, Medford by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society, as an excellent example of a relevant, successful,
and unique outreach program that has generated unprecedented community

-- Springdale School Restoration project, Corbett, as an example of an
outstanding historic preservation project that benefits the local

-- Willamette River (Oregon City) Bridge Rehabilitation project, Oregon
City, as an extraordinary example of a successful restoration of a
historically significant bridge.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage,
part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s awards
are being presented in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Conference.

Tickets for the awards presentation are available by completing the
registration form at www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx.
For more information, contact Cara Kaser at cara.kaser at state.or.us  or
(503) 986-0670.

Cara Kaser
Heritage Outreach Specialist
Oregon Heritage
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
725 Summer St NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
cara.kaser at state.or.us

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