[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-02-06

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Feb 6 09:09:23 PST 2013


In this Issue:
1. Historic Cemeteries Commission to Hold Meeting in Salem Feb. 8
2. Historic Preservation Committee Meeting Set for Feb. 14 – 15
3. Oregon Heritage Tourism Award Deadline Feb. 22
4. How to Save an Endangered Place Subject of Program, Feb. 6
5. Consider Participation in the Blue Star Museums Program 
6. Benton County Historical Society Seeks Capital Campaign Fundraiser
7. Oregon Museums Association Seeks Administrative Assistant
 
 
HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SALEM FEB. 8 
 
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) meeting will take
place Feb. 8 at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St., Suite C,
Salem. The public OCHC meeting will run from 1 – 4 p.m. Agenda items
will include public outreach planning, the Association for Gravestone
Studies Conference, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission
will invite public comments. The meeting will be accessible by
teleconference and online, when arranged in advance. 
 
State law established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing
of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public
education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain
financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and
maintaining their appearances. For more information about commission
activities, the meeting, and teleconference contact the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department’s historic cemeteries program coordinator, Kuri
Gill, at (503) 986-0685 or Kuri.Gill at state.or.us.
 
 
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR FEB. 14 - 15
 
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during
a two-day meeting at the Oak Hills Christian Reform Church, 2800 NW
153rd Ave., Beaverton. The meeting will take place beginning at 1 p.m.
on Feb. 14 and continue Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. 
 
The Committee will review proposed nominations for the Oak Hills
Historic District in Beaverton and the North Buckman Historic District
in Portland. Individual properties nominated for listing include
buildings in Redmond, Grants Pass, Silverton, Stayton, Barview, and
Willamina. A meeting agenda, complete nominations, and further details
about the nomination process are available at
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/pages/nrhp_sachphome.aspx.
 
The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To make
special accommodations, call (503) 986-0690.  Visit
www.oregonheritage.org for more information about the National Register
and listed Oregon properties (click on “National Register” on the left
side of the page). 
 
 
OREGON HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD DEADLINE FEB. 22
 
The deadline for submitting an Oregon Heritage Tourism Award nomination
is noon, Feb. 1. The award recognizes outstanding use of Oregon's
cultural or natural history in 2012 to draw visitors to the state. 
Individuals, organizations, businesses, communities, or tourism regions
are eligible. Nominations must demonstrate efforts to exemplify best
practices and sustainability in attracting visitors to the state.
 
A presentation of awards will take place at the 2013 Oregon Tourism
Conference on April 14. For further information, visit the Oregon
Tourism website (
http://oregontourismconference.com/index.php/2013-conference/2013-agenda-workshops
) or email patti at traveloregon.com.
 
 
HOW TO SAVE AN ENDANGERED PLACE SUBJECT OF PROGRAM, FEB. 6
 
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) will host a program
titled “How to Save an Endangered Place” on Feb. 6 from 5:30 – 6:30
p.m., at the Albany City Council Chambers, 333 Broadalbin St. SW,
Albany. The one-hour event will highlight important principles for
rehabilitating historic buildings, identify common tools used to fund
and organize redevelopment projects, and share examples of successful
community efforts.
 
The program comes in response to the 2012 listing by the HPLO of
Albany’s historic St. Francis Hotel as one of Oregon’s “Most
Endangered Places”. The St. Francis, a faded-but-prominent contributor
to Albany’s Downtown Historic District, represents “a significant
opportunity to further re-energize the economic vitality of Albany’s
historic downtown,” says Executive Director, Peggy Moretti, “but it
takes creative vision and solid community support. We’re hoping to get
the conversation started by sharing what has worked elsewhere.”
 
For more information, contact Peggy Moretti at
peggym at historicpreservationleague.org or (503) 243-1923.
 
 
CONSIDER PARTICIPATION IN THE BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM 
 
Consider joining 34 Oregon museums (
http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index-ongoing.php?st=OR#list
) that participate in the Blue Star Museums program and offer free
admission to active duty military personnel and their families between
Memorial Day, May 27 and Labor Day, Sept. 2.  
 
Last year 1,882 museums across the United States participating museums
saw attendance of more than 475,000 active duty military personnel and
their families, providing the gift of an outstanding museum experience.
Registration (
http://apps.nea.gov/BlueStarSignUp/MainPage.aspx?M_ID=CA46D304-DF23-4F02-BC24-95C3463BAD16%3E
) before April 1 will result in your museum’s inclusion on the National
Endowment of the Arts Blue Star Museums map and website.
 
Even if your institution is already offering a similar program or
already offers free admission to all, registering as a Blue Star Museum
provides a national platform to showcase your museum to the military
community. After the registration deadline, you will receive a welcome
email with a link to the Blue Star Museums webpage where you will find
information on admissions eligibility and promotional resources to help
you share news about this summer program. 
 
For questions e-mail bluestarmuseums at arts.gov. 
 
 
BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER
 
The Benton County Historical Society, headquartered in Philomath,
Oregon, is seeking applicants to fulfill a fixed-term contract as a
fundraiser. The chosen person or firm will help the Society with its
ongoing campaign to raise in excess of $9 million for the construction
of a new museum building in Corvallis. For position and application
details, visit the http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org. The application
deadline is March 1.
 
 
OREGON MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
 The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) is looking for an energetic and
self-motived individual to fill a part-time, contract position of
Administrative Assistant.  The successful candidate will help expand,
enhance and grow the OMA under the direction of its board of directors.
For position details and requirements, visit the OMA website (
http://www.oregonmuseums.org/files/OMA%20Job%20Description%20and%20Announcement.pdf
).



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