[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-06-07

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jun 7 08:31:27 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Creating and funding preservation projects workshop, Aug. 1
2. SmART Collecting Series offered in Eugene, Online
3. History, cultural craft presentations set at Oregon State Parks
4. Travel Oregon features Salem preservationist, heritage road trips 
5. HPLO announces Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2013 
Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your
collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to
enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and
sometimes even to jump-start their preservation programs. The Oregon
State Historical Society will host “Creating and Funding Preservation
Projects to Enhance Collection Care”, a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. – 4
p.m., Aug. 1 at 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. Register online at WESTPAS
Workshop ( http://tiny.cc/ZePOL ).
"Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care"
is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting
priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the
second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available
to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key
preservation questions asked on grant applications - participants answer
the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of
a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working
collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on
project proposals. 
Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all
types of libraries, museums and archives, and those without grant
writing experience specific to preservation will benefit from this
workshop. By the end of the workshop day, participants will have
outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution;
identified possible funding sources; and tested their ideas with other
workshop participants. When possible, two attendees from an institution
should attend so they can work together on project development. By
registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the
attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's goals to develop and submit
proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. 
For registration assistance email Alexandra Gingerich (
mailto:gingerich at plsinfo.org ); for general and content information
email Kristen Kern ( mailto:kernk at pdx.edu ). 
The Jordan Schnizter Museum of Art (JSMA), located at 1430 Johnson Lane
in Eugene, is hosting a series of programs in June and July that offer
practical information, guidance and inspiration on collections
practices. The museum will also offer the programs through its YouTube
channel ( http://www.youtube.com/JSchnitzMOA ).
“Collecting and Connoisseurship” will take place at 5:30 p.m., June 19
and will feature panelists Laura Paulson, Vice President, Christie’s;
Pablo Schugurensky, Meta Arte; H. P. Lin, White Lotus Gallery; Karin
Clarke, Karin Clarke Gallery; collector Roger Saydack; and JSMA curators
Anne Rose Kitagawa and Danielle Knapp. JSMA executive director Jill
Hartz will moderate.
Panelists Sven Bruntjen, ASA appraiser; Chris White, JSMA collections
manager; Dom Vetri, professor, UO Law School; and David Gant, senior
director, UO’s Gift Planning office will present “The Feeding and Care
of Collections” at 5:30 p.m., June 26. JSMA chief curator Anne Rose
Kitagawa will moderate the session. 
Kimerly Rorschach, Director, Seattle Art Museum, and Jill Hartz, JSMA
Executive Director will lead a conversation titled “Collecting for the
University Art Museum” beginning at 5:30 p.m., July 31. 
For further information, visit http://jsma.uoregon.edu/smart or call
(541) 346-3027. 
Five Oregon artists will deliver special presentations about the
history and cultural significance of their craft at state parks across
Oregon during the month of June.
“Art in the Parks”, sponsored by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
(OPRD), the University of Oregon's Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), the
Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Cultural Trust, brings together
heritage and arts organizations to showcase cultural traditions and
share them with the public in scenic state park settings. Artists will
appear with folklorists from the OFN, the state's designated folk and
traditional arts program, in collaboration with a local arts
 “The Roots of American Folk Music,” by singer Mark Ross and folklorist
Emily West, in collaboration with the Salem Art Association, will take
place from 2 – 4 p.m., June 8 at Silver Falls State Park. Ross will
perform old time music on banjo, mandolin, harmonica and other
instruments and provide an entertaining look at the history of folk
music in Oregon. 
“The Art of Fly-Tying,” by fly fisher and fly-tyer Sherry Steele and
folklorist Riki Saltzman, in collaboration with the Rogue Gallery and
Art Center in Medford, will take place from 10 a.m. – noon and 7 – 9
p.m., June 15 at Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area. Steele will
discuss fly-tying's significance in Oregon fishing traditions and folk
art and showcase the many types of materials used to make flies.
Attendees can try tying their own fly with provided supplies
Weaver Wilverna Reece and folklorist Emily West, in collaboration with
Arts Central of Bend will present “Traditional Karuk Basket Weaving”
from 10 a.m. – noon, June 15 at Smith Rock State Park. Reece will
explain the intricacies of gathering materials for Karuk baskets and
demonstrate traditional weaving techniques. 
Fiber artist Pat Courtney Gold and folklorist Riki Saltzman, in
collaboration with the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls will
present “Artistry Traditions of the Wasco and Klamath Cultures” from 10
a.m. – noon, June 22 Collier State Park. Gold will demonstrate the
creation of her Wasco “Sally Bags,” functional and decorative art
objects made with local grasses or fibers, and explain the significance
of motifs in Wasco and Klamath weaving. 
“Traditional Kalapuya Storytelling,” by storyteller Esther Stutzman and
folklorist Lyle Murphy, in collaboration with the Lane Arts Council in
Eugene, will take place from 7 – 9 p.m., June 29 at Fall Creek State
Recreation Area's Cascara Campground. Stutzman's interactive style will
engage young and old as she performs stories from Kalapuya oral

For more information about the artists, visit http://ofn.uoregon.edu/ .
For directions to the parks visit www.oregonstateparks.org.
Hazel Patton (
) has a thing for old buildings. She has helped restore 13 historic
properties in Salem, including the carousel at Riverfront Park and the
Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health. 
Are you looking for a road trip this summer? You might be interested in
traveling from ancient to recent eastern Oregon history (
). Or you might plan a trip to the southern Oregon coast to visit the
newly re-opened Heceta Head Lighthouse (
To learn more about Hazel Patton or heritage-related road trip, visit
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) recently announced
its annual list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/endangered.php ).  Culled from
nominations submitted from across the state, each is an important
historic property in imminent danger of being lost to hard times,
development pressures, demolition, or neglect.  
The complete list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2013 includes
Antelope School (1924), Antelope; Astoria Marine Construction Company
(1941), Astoria; The Dalles Chinatown Site (1865-1930), The Dalles; Dome
Building – Oregon State Hospital (1912), Salem; Dirigible Hangar B
(1942), Tillamook; Knotts Owen Barn (1870), Corvallis; Multnomah County
Courthouse (1911), Portland; Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin (1931), St.
Paul; Saling House (1880), Weston and Oregon Trail Pioneer Homes and
Farmsteads (1840-1865), Willamette Valley (encompassing over 250
properties in 9 counties). 
Properties on the Most Endangered Places list represent a cross-section
of historic properties from the elegant to the industrial, urban and
rural, and from the pioneer era to World War II.  Seen as irreplaceable,
each place will receive direct assistance from the HPLO, including the
opportunity for a seed grant to jumpstart rehabilitation and reuse.
Visit www.HistoricPreservationLeague.org (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/ ) to learn more. 
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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