[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-06-13

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jun 13 09:01:48 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Heritage Preservation Scholarship application deadline tomorrow
2. Today on Exchange: Oregon cemetery associations, individual honored
3. Historic Cemeteries Commission to meet in Salem June 21
4. Public hearing on proposed heritage rule changes set for June 19
5. Stayton’s Hobson-Gehlen General Store Listed on National Register
6. Share your ideas with the C2C Online Community 
7. July, August deadlines approaching
8. Prairie City seeks director for DeWitt Museum 
Tomorrow is the first-round deadline to apply for a scholarship to
attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training anywhere
in the United States between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. The Oregon
Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance to
Oregon residents for related expenses, including registration fees,
transportation, lodging and meals. Applying is easy! Just download the
application (
), fill it out and email ( mailto:cara.kaser at state.or.us ) or mail it to
Cara Kaser, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725
Summer St., NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Call (503) 986-0670 with
Two Oregon historic cemetery associations and one individual will
receive the prestigious Oakley Certificate of Merit during the
Association for Gravestone Studies annual conference at Willamette
University on June 22 at Willamette University. Learn more about the
Association of Gravestone Studies honors (
) on Exchange.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) will meet from 1 –
4 p.m., June 21 at Willamette University’s Eaton Hall, room 106, Salem.
Agenda items include a cemetery grant report, current projects and
upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. The meeting
will take place in conjunction with the national Association for
Gravestone Studies Conference. 

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 OCHC,
activities and the meeting contact Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department’s historic cemeteries program coordinator Kuri Gill, at
503-986-0685 or by email ( mailto:Kuri.Gill at state.or.us ).
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing
at 5 p.m., June 19 to accept comments on the proposed changes to the
state rules governing Heritage Commission grants and statewide
celebrations. The hearing will take place in Room 124 of the North Mall
Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.
Those who wish to make public comment at the hearing must register with
the hearings officer by 5:30 p.m. on the hearing date.  You can also
submit comment by email ( mailto:OPRD.publiccomment at state.or.us ) or
mail to Attn: Vanessa DeMoe, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725
Summer St. NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301-1266. The deadline for receipt of
written comments is 5 p.m., June 21.  
An advisory committee has reviewed the proposed rule changes and does
not anticipate significant economic or fiscal impact. Visit
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/Rulemaking%20Notices.aspx for
additional information. 
Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon advance
request by calling (503) 986-0690 at least 72 hours in advance of the
The Hobson-Gehlen General Store in Stayton and the Fossil Public School
in eastern Oregon are the latest entries in the National Register of
Historic Places.
The Hobson-Gehlen General Store is the oldest and only remaining
wood-frame commercial building in the city of Stayton. Constructed circa
1885 by William H. Hobson for use as a general merchandise store, the
structure is important for its long association with Stayton’s
commercial development and activities. It remained in use as a general
store, under different ownerships, until 1924, after which it housed
several auto-related businesses and served as a welding shop.  The
two-story, Italianate building now presents a front-gable roof-line to
the street, the typical false-front that it previously displayed having
been removed following damage from the 1962 Columbus Day storm. Today,
the building represents the last remnant of the community’s nineteenth
century commercial core and joins over 100 properties in Marion Count
listed in the National Register.
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended
the building’s nomination in their February 2013 meeting.  The National
Park Service maintains the National Register under the authority of the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For further information
about Oregon listings, visit www.oregonheritage.org (click on “National
Register” at left of page).

The “Connecting to Collections” Online Community is seeking collections
care experts to present on a range of topics for monthly hour-long
webinars from integrated pest management to preservation outreach. With
more than 3,000 members, the growing Online Community features an active
discussion board, a wealth of online resources – and now a series of
online courses. Speakers on the hour-long webinars gain valuable
experience in online teaching and provide valued information to an eager
and dedicated audience. Do you have ideas on speakers or topics? Share
them by email ( mailto:info at heritagepreservation.org ). Visit the Online
Community (
) to learn more.
Deadlines are approaching in July and August for several
heritage-related programs.
American Alliance of Museums / Institute of Museum and Library
Services: The Museum Assessment Program (
)  (MAP) helps small and mid-sized museums strengthen operations, plan
for the future and meet national standards through self-study and a site
visit from a peer reviewer. Organizations can complete their assessment
in less than a year. The MAP deadline is July 1. 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Organizations that
maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs,
sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic
artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects sometimes find
it difficult to extend the life of such materials. Funding from the NEH
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (
) program strengthens these efforts, and helps to make intellectual
content widely accessible, often through digital technology. Recipients
can also use awards to create reference resources that facilitate use of
cultural materials. The deadline for this grant program is July 18 for
projects that begin in May 2014.

NEH: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations (AHCO) grants
provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other
organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. These
grants support exhibits at museums, libraries, and other venues;
interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film
discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face
programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and
interpretive websites and other digital formats. AHCO Planning Grants (
) support the early stages of project development, including
consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary
design, testing, and audience evaluation. The deadline for the receipt
of applications is August 14 for Projects Beginning April 2014. AHCO
Implementation Grants (
) support final scholarly research and consultation, design development,
production, and installation of a project for presentation to the
public. The deadline for the receipt of applications is also August 14
for Projects Beginning April 2014.

The City of Prairie City is seeking applications for the position for a
director of the DeWitt Museum. The museum director’s primary functions
include administration, budget, conservation and exhibit management, and
staff supervision. The successful candidate will possess a degree in a
relevant field and experience in museum operations, public relations,
and supervisory skills sufficient to operate a seasonal museum.  For a
complete job description and application, contact City Hall by telephone
at (541) 820-3605, email ( mailto:pchall at ortelco.net ) or mail at 133 S.
Bridge St., Prairie City, OR.  The deadline to apply is June 25. 
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
Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage ). 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission. Do
you have an issue or item you would like to share? Email us (
mailto:heritage.info at state.or.us ).
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