[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-08-08
heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Aug 8 09:04:14 PDT 2013
In this Issue:
1. Register now for collections care, disaster response workshops!
2. Nonprofit Town Halls set in cities around the state
3. Tualatin Celebrates 100th anniversary
4. Sam Wegner named Willamette Heritage Center executive director
5. Eugene Masonic Cemetery seeks administrator
REGISTER NOW FOR COLLECTIONS CARE, DISASTER RESPONSE WORKSHOPS!
Registration is now open for fall workshops on collections care and
disaster response and recovery at locations around the state, including
Baker City, Florence, McMinnville, Medford, Pendleton, Philomath and
Portland. The workshops are open to volunteers and staff of libraries,
archives, and museums, as well as anyone interested in preserving
historic items. To register and learn more about locations, dates and
times, visit Oregon Heritage (
NONPROFIT TOWN HALLS SET IN CITIES AROUND THE STATE
Nonprofit Association of Oregon executive director Jim White will
address the opening session of a series of nonprofit town halls around
the state from 9 – 11:30 a.m., Sept. 4 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium,
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport (
The engaging and informative town halls will address key issues facing
the nonprofit sector.
The session will provide an understanding of what nonprofits can and
should do to raise community awareness and protect the people they
serve. Attendees will learn what is happening on the state and federal
levels that will impact their organizations. They will have the
opportunity to join a conversation about making time for advocacy work
and discuss how they can effectively engage their boards in policy
discussions and lead them to taking a position.
Future town halls will take place in Roseburg (
http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=346 ) on
Sept. 5, Klamath Falls (
http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=347 ) on
Sept. 6 and Baker City (
http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=359 ) on
Sept. 11. To register for any of the sessions, visit the Nonprofit
Association of Oregon’s website (
TUALATIN CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Tualatin’s will commemorate its 100-year anniversary at 2 p.m., Aug.
18, at the Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., on the actual date the
incorporation vote occurred in 1913. The event will feature voices of
key personalities of the time through a historical drama written by
Loyce Martinazzi and Sandra Carlson with a “You Are There” review of
events leading up to the election. The City of Tualatin will provide a
birthday cake provided and the Tualatin Historical Society (THS) will
introduce historic property landmark signs at over a dozen homes and
other properties identified with early Tualatin families. The signs will
present the common name given the building and the construction year.
According to Art Sasaki, THS president, “as part of the city’s
Centennial celebration, THS wants to ensure that the significance of
remaining landmarks is not forgotten; we hope this is the beginning of a
long-term effort to identify other significant legacies of bygone eras.”
The initial historic properties receiving signs include the Avery
Chicken Hatchery, 1939; Byrom House, 1878; Elmer House, 1914; Francis
House, 1885; Luster House, 1857; Richardson House, 1910; Robinson Store,
1912; Smith/Boone House, 1895; Sweek House, 1858; Wesch House, 1890;
Winona Grange No. 271, 1940; Methodist Church, 1926 and Zeke Eddy House,
For further information, phone Larry McClure, (503) 476-4882 or (503)
SAM WEGNER NAMED WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) board of directors recently named
Samuel J. Wegner as the Center’s new executive director. This will not
be his first work in Oregon. Between 1986 and 1996, he was executive
director of the Southern Oregon Historical Society in Medford. Wegner
will move to Salem this month and start his new duties on Sept. 3.
“I am very familiar with Oregon’s unique heritage and appreciate the
history and significance of the Willamette Heritage Center or Mission
Mill Museum, as I remembered it,” Wegner said. “I look forward to
playing an active role in preserving, promoting and interpreting WHC’s
Most recently, Wegner served as executive director of the North
Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. Earlier, he
was vice president of education and strategic planning of the National
World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and society
superintendent and state historic preservation officer of the State
Historical Society of North Dakota in Bismarck, North Dakota.
“Sam brings almost 40 years of museum experience with him,” said Ted
Stang, president of the Center’s board of directors. “We are looking
forward to him leading our board and staff in charting a new direction
for the WHC.”
Wegner succeeds Peter Booth, who resigned in December 2012 to become
executive director of a museum in Grand Junction, Colorado. John
Hawkins has been serving as interim executive director since January.
EUGENE MASONIC CEMETERY SEEKS ADMINISTRATOR
The historic Eugene Masonic Cemetery is seeking an administrator /
sexton. Successful candidates will understand and work with the State
Cemetery and Mortuary Board and other State commissions to include
reporting and maintaining current licensing; understand Oregon's laws
relating to the operation of an historic cemetery and provide service to
new and existing plat owners as needed including answering concerns and
inquiries. The person in this position will also maintain operational
relations with Temple Beth Israel, local funeral homes and monument
contractors; record and maintain death interment records as required by
the State of Oregon for the cemetery, Scatter Garden and Hope Abbey
Mausoleum and keep records of sales, and issue deeds to plat owners.
Applicants should possess the ability to navigate the cemetery grounds,
which is hilly and rough in places, as well as good interpersonal skills
and computer skills, including email, word processing, spreadsheets and
databases. For further information, email EMCA at comcast.net or call (541)
Oregon Heritage has five grants available! Plan to attend the Online
Grant Application Webinar and learn about the application process from 1
– 2 p.m. on Aug. 22. Visit the Oregon Heritage website’s grants page (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx ) for all the
Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
provides technical support and services to people and organizations
documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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