[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-08-15

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Thu Aug 15 09:02:42 PDT 2013


In this Issue:
1. Benton County’s storage solution featured on Exchange 
2. Podcasts, video tutorials available for Oregon Newspapers project
3. Window restoration repair, weatherization standards available
4. Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program seeks project coordinator
5. Applicant sought for Springfield Historic Commission
 
 
BENTON COUNTY’S STORAGE SOLUTION FEATURED ON EXCHANGE
 
Thrilled with the prospect of new compact shelving for the Benton
County Historical Society’s (BCHS) Johnson Collection Center (the
outcome of a very successful fund-raising campaign) museum staff quickly
realized that the speedier-than-anticipated installation of shelving
meant an inadequate supply budget for archival materials needed for
re-housing artifacts. How did they solve this dilemma? Join Mary
Gallagher for the whole story on Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/benton-countys-storage-solution/
).
 
 
PODCASTS, VIDEO TUTORIALS AVAILABLE FOR OREGON NEWSPAPERS PROJECT
 
Do you utilize Historic Oregon Newspapers (
http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ ) or the Library of Congress and NEH's
Chronicling America ( http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ )? If so, you
might be interested in some new podcasts and video tutorials that
include information about the Chronicling America site and how to use
the site's keyword search function. Chronicling America and Historic
Oregon Newspapers use the same viewer software, so these videos will be
helpful for use of both sites.
 
Created by the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio at the Ohio
Historical Society, the  "Using Chronicling America (
http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/odnp/resources/podcasts )"
podcast series includes 11 sessions.  
 
 
WINDOW RESTORATION REPAIR, WEATHERIZATION STANDARDS AVAILABLE
The national Window Preservation Standards Collaborative (WPSC)
recently announced a new publication that establishes best practices for
the preservation, repair, restoration and weatherization of old and
historic wooden windows. Over 150 preservation and energy efficiency
professionals collaborated over a two year period to produce this book
called the "Window Preservation Standards". 
 
Anyone involved with saving historic buildings and windows, including
architects, State historic preservation offices, window specialists and
trades people, contractors, building owners, businesses, preservation
specifiers, educators, preservation commissions and homeowners will be
interested in this book. “Window Preservation Standards” includes a
catalog of methods that are currently in use on projects all around the
country. Topics include glazing, painting, wood repairs, energy updates,
storm windows and maintenance. Each treatment standard has a brief
description with appropriate use, a step-by-step procedure shows what is
done, and materials are listed. A special section describes how to judge
the quality of the completed work with easy observations and simple
tests to assure the best quality work.
 
For further information, visit www.windowstandards.org, email Bob Yapp
( mailto:yapperman at msn.com ) or call 217-474-6052
 
 
OREGON CENTURY FARM AND RANCH PROGRAM SEEKS PROJECT COORDINATOR
 
The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation is seeking a contractor
for coordinator of the Oregon Century Farm and Century Ranch Program.
The coordinator will facilitate the goals and activities of the project
board, including administration, fundraising and marketing.  The
estimated time commitment is 40 hours per month. 
 
To apply, email a letter, a resume describing your fundraising and
marketing experience and your knowledge, experience or interest in
agriculture, and references to Janice Reed ( mailto:Janice at oregonfb.org
) with Century Farm and Ranch Project in the subject line. The deadline
for applications is Sept. 13 For more information about the Century Farm
and Ranch Program visit www.oregonfb.org. 
 
 
APPLICANT SOUGHT FOR SPRINGFIELD HISTORIC COMMISSION
 
The City of Springfield is accepting applications to fill one open
position on its Historic Commission.  Qualifications include being an
appointee of Willamalane Park and Recreation District or Springfield
School District No. 19; or individuals who meet professional
qualifications in the disciplines of architecture, history,
architectural history, archeology, or related fields who live within the
Metropolitan Area General Plan boundaries; or residents, electors, or
property owners within Springfield.
 
Appointed by the Springfield City Council, members of the Historic
Commission serve to advance the identification, protection,
preservation, education, and interpretation of Springfield’s cultural
heritage and history.  As such, the Commission organizes projects and
programs to encourage stewardship of the community’s historic assets. 
The Commission also reviews development and restoration requests within
the Washburne Historic District and other Springfield historic
resources.  Historic Commission meetings take place on the fourth
Tuesday of every other month starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Jesse Main
Room of City Hall.  
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Sept. 13.  Interested applicants
should attend the Historic Commission meeting on Sept.  24.  The city
council will conduct interviews during the Oct. 7 work session and will
confirm the chosen candidate on the same evening.
 
Copies of the application form are available at the city manager’s
office, City Hall, 225 Fifth St., Springfield.  To request an electronic
copy of the application email Molly Markarian (
mailto:mmarkarian at springfield-or.gov ) or call (541) 726-4611.      
 
 
 
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Registration today for Fall workshops on collections care and disaster
response and recovery at multiple locations around the state!  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 time details, visit
Oregon Heritage ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/C2C.aspx ).
 
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
details. 
 
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documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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