[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-02-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Feb 27 08:34:25 PST 2013

In this Issue:
1. Roseburg receives Heritage All-Star Community designation
2. OHS expands digital outreach to include Oregon Encyclopedia
3. Scat and Tracks exhibit opens at Tamástslikt 
4. Department of Forestry requests proposals for restoration project
5. Clackamas County extends RFP deadline to March 14
6. Willamette Heritage Center seeks executive director
7. Needs and Risk Assessment program application deadline April 19
The Oregon Heritage Commission has designated Roseburg as an “Oregon
Heritage All-Star Community.” The commission created the All-Star
program to recognize the strong efforts by communities to broadly
preserve and develop heritage resources. 
“The Heritage All-Star designation is a true honor for Roseburg and
demonstrates the community’s commitment to preserving our proud history,”
stated Brian Davis, Roseburg Community Development Director. 
The city is required to maintain at least 15 of the criteria to
maintain the Heritage All-Star status. Roseburg and other all-star
communities will receive technical assistance to maintain, sustain and
expand the heritage offerings and facilities. 
An All-Star designation requires that communities meet at least 15 of
20 criteria related to local heritage. These include heritage tourism
efforts, historic preservation programs, photo and document archives,
museums, historic cemeteries and more. Assistance is available for
communities seeking to acquire Heritage All-Star Community status. To
learn more, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at
Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or 503-986-0685.
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) Davies Family Research Library
recently announced the addition of The Oregon Encyclopedia (OE) to its
digital outreach programs, which include the Oregon History Project and
the Oregon TimeWeb. The integration of the three projects creates the
largest authoritative digital compendium of information about Oregon
history and culture, a significant resource for teachers, students, and
the public. 
Over 500 authors have contributed to the encyclopedia’s 1,100 entries
so far. The result is an online publication written by the most
knowledgeable researchers and writers on the state’s history and
culture. The Research Library, with the help of the Oregon Cultural
Trust, is overseeing the incorporation of the OE into its in‐house
digital projects. The Oregon History Project, developed in 2003,
contains over 800 digitized and annotated artifacts and primary sources
from the OHS archives and museum; the Oregon TimeWeb, launched in 2009,
maps those materials on an interactive timeline. 
“Scat and Tracks”, a new exhibit at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
in Pendleton, will open March 8. This family-friendly, interactive
exhibit, on loan from the High Desert Museum, will be on display through
June 2.
The exhibit explores animal tracking techniques from ancient to modern
times and how animals leave information – or signs – about their
presence in the wild. Signs are clues that creatures leave behind in the
course of their daily lives including evidence like tracks, holes,
cached food, nests, or scat – the biological word for wild animal poop.

It was very important for American Indians to be able to read sign,
because hunting success relied on skillful tracking.  It was a matter of
survival for the native hunter to be very much in tune with the lives of
animals.  In modern times, studying wildlife lets us know if a certain
species is losing or gaining ground.  The first knowledge that a wolf
had traveled through the Umatilla Indian Reservation came from finding
the wolf’s scat and tracks.  
Visitors will learn to sharpen their observation skills through
activities such as making animal paw prints and creating track rubbings
to take home. Other opportunities include testing tracking skills in a
recreated forest section within the exhibit, and matching the animal
with its scat.
For further information visit the Tamástslikt website (
http://www.tamastslikt.org/exhibits.cfm ) or call (541) 966-9748. 
The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking proposals from qualified
consultants to provide architectural/engineering design services for the
multi-phase restoration and rehabilitation of the historic State
Forester’s Office Building and adjacent sidewalks, walls and bridge. The
building and structures are located on the Department’s Salem
Headquarters Campus, 2600 State Street, Salem, Oregon. Successful
proposals will demonstrate substantial previous experience with the
preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic structures.
The proposal deadline is 3 p.m., March 19. 
All proposers are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting,
at 10 a.m., March 5, at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State
Street, Tillamook Conference Room, Building C, Salem. The meeting will
consist of a question and answer session followed by a site visit. 
Information packets containing all solicitation documents and
informational attachments are only available via the Oregon Procurement
Information Network (ORPIN) ( http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome
). If you already have an ORPIN account, login to your account and view
Opportunity ODF-1006-13. If you do not have an ORPIN account, you will
need to create one by selecting “Supplier Registration” on the ORPIN
Clackamas County has extended its request for proposals for a
Heritage/Cultural Asset Inventory and Assessment and assistance in the
Development of a Cultural/Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan to March 14.
Proposal packets are available at Clackamas County Purchasing, Clackamas
County Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, from 7
a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Address sealed proposals to Lane
Miller, Purchasing Manager at the address above. Further information is
available on the Clackamas County website (
The Willamette Heritage Center in Salem is seeking an Executive
Director. The Center seeks a forward-thinking executive with strong
management skills, proven development experience and a solid fiscal
background to provide leadership and direction. The ideal candidate will
have excellent demonstrable administrative, leadership, communication
(written and oral), financial/ budgeting, fund-raising and management
skills. The application deadline is April 12.
A detailed position description (
http://www.willametteheritage.org/News_2013/ED.pdf ) and additional
information ( http://www.willametteheritage.org/ed_2.html ) is available
at the Willamette Heritage Center (
http://www.willametteheritage.org/ed_2.html ) website.   Send a
resume/CV along with a cover letter that includes salary history and a
list of four professional references with contact information to
Willamette Heritage Center, Executive Director Search Committee, 1313
Mill St., SE, Salem, OR 97301. Alternatively, send application materials
in either PDF or Word format via email to
jhawkins at willametteheritage.org. 
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking
applicants for its Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment
programs. The deadline for both applications is April 19. Successful
applicants will contribute just $350 for over $5,000 in services.
Completing a Preservation Needs Assessment is a key first step in the
process of caring for collections and is essential when seeking funding
for preservation and conservation initiatives. The preservation needs
assessment process encompasses a general evaluation of the institution's
preservation needs for their collections. A CCAHA preservation expert
will visit and review the site, including an examination of the
collections and interviews with relevant staff. The site visit will
result in a written report with observations, recommendations, and
resources to serve as a guide in the development of a comprehensive
preservation plan for the collections. Institutions with paper-based
humanities collections that are available to the public on a regularly
scheduled basis and that have national or regional significance are
encouraged to apply. Visit the CCAHA website for detailed information on
Preservation Needs Assessment Program and eligibility requirements (
Institutions selected to participate in the Risk Assessment Program
will work with a CCAHA preservation expert member to complete a one-day
on-site consultation, review and analysis of collections management
policies and procedures, facilities and building location, environmental
conditions, security and fire protection, pest and mold control, and
weather and geographic risks.  The written risk assessment report will
provide observations, recommendations and mitigation strategies, and
resources to help the institution mitigate risks and will also serve as
a guide in the development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response
Plan for the collection and the institution. In addition, CCAHA staff
will review any subsequent disaster planning documents and make
suggestions for the successful implementation of the emergency plan.
Small to mid-sized institutions with humanities-based collections of
regional or national significance are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Learn more about the Risk Assessment Program and eligibility
requirements (
) by visiting the CCAHA website.

Mark your calendar for the 2013 Heritage Conference to take place in
Portland May 9 and 10!

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 issues and trends by following the Oregon
Heritage Exchange blog.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/heritage/attachments/20130227/b04c6166/attachment.html>

More information about the Heritage mailing list