[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-08-29

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Aug 29 08:50:51 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Settling In featured on Exchange
2. Historic Trails Council to meet in Enterprise
3. Grand Ronde resident appointed to state cemeteries commission
The Oregon Jewish Museum received a grant from the Oregon Heritage
Commission (OHC) that enabled them to begin work on a new exhibit
project that compares the experiences of 20th and 21st century
immigrants. Read about their use of the funds for one component of the
exhibit on Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/settling-in/ ).
The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council (OHTAC) will meet at 8
a.m., Sept. 8 at the Wilderness Inn, 301 W North St., Enterprise. 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, Council members
evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss opportunities for the
marking, interpretation and protection of the trails.
The meeting agenda is available on the OHTAC website (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/ohtac.aspx ). The Council will
invite public comments. Meetings are accessible to people with
disabilities. Arrange for special accommodations by calling (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 mailto:cara.kaser at state.or.us.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Tim Wood has appointed
Eirik Thorsgard of Grand Ronde to the Oregon Commission on Historic
Cemeteries. Thorsgard is the cultural protection program manager of the
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. 
“The commission is pleased to welcome a member who understands that
there are distinct issues in protecting Tribal burial sites and is aware
of issues related to the cultural resources of native people in Oregon,”
said program Coordinator Kuri Gill. “In addition, his archaeological
experience will help us serve Oregon’s historic cemeteries.”
The seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries supports OPRD
historic cemetery preservation efforts by offering training, educational
resources, coordination and grants. Its other members are Diane Elder of
Paisley, Lurene John of Lebanon, Robert Keeler of Portland, Mike Leamy
of Astoria and Dirk Siedlecki of Jacksonville. Visit the Historic
Cemeteries ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx )
portion of the Oregon Heritage ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ )
website for more information about the commission and the historic
cemeteries program, or contact historic cemeteries program coordinator
Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685.
Are you looking for tips or resources on heritage tourism? Do you need
information on planning, organizing, and successful completion of
heritage and preservation-related projects? For help on these and other
topics, visit Oregon Heritage’s Technical Assistance (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/TECH/pages/index.aspx ) page.
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.
Keep up with the latest heritage issues and trends at Oregon Heritage
Exchange ( http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) and follow us on
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