[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-06-27

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Thu Jun 27 08:58:17 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Photo contest celebrates 100 years of Oregon’s open beaches
2. ODOT’s 100th anniversary featured on Exchange
3. Heritage Bulletin provides keys to successful tourist destinations
4. Philomath’s Independent School listed in National Register
5. Register now for National Preservation Conference
6. Job Openings in North Bend, Astoria, Portland
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is holding a photo
contest to celebrate 100 years of Oregon’s public shore (
)! The contest is open to non-professional photographers 18 years and
older. New or historic photos should feature people involved in
recreation activities on the Oregon coast. Images must be original scans
or digital photos of at least 2 MB in size saved in .jpg or .jpeg
format. Submitting your photo means you’ve received permission from all
of the subjects to display their image online and you have documented
release from the parents or guardians of any minors. It also means that
you give OPRD the rights to reproduce and adapt your images in future
The contest begins July 1 and runs for the entire month. OPRD welcomes
multiple entries. The winner will be the “people’s choice,” or the photo
with the most votes awarded by the public through online voting during
the first two weeks of August. OPRD will display the top photo, as well
as three runner-ups/honorable mentions at the 2013 Oregon State Fair (
http://www.oregonstatefair.org/ ).  For more information, visit
The Oregon Department of Transportation is celebrating its 100th
Anniversary. Read about the milestone in Christopher Bell’s “Who Could
Get Oregon ‘Out of the Mud’? (
)” on Exchange.
Word of mouth is one of the strongest reasons people visit museums.
Recommendations from locals and travelers are key factors in becoming a
tourist destination. What is your organization doing to meet its
visitors’ needs?  Heritage Bulletin 18: Pay Attention to Tourist Needs (
) provides 15 steps toward strong tourist and community connections. 
Are you looking for cultural heritage tourism ideas? Visit Oregon
Heritage ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/TECH/pages/index.aspx ) for
tips and resources. 
The Independent School in Philomath is among Oregon’s latest entries in
the National Register of Historic Places. The school is significant for
the role it played in the educational development in this rural Benton
County community from 1919 to 1952. Constructed as a one-room school
house in 1919 by Fred H. Seedenburg on land donated for the school in
1918 by Ernest and Anna Seehafer, the school, located three miles south
of Philomath, originally resided in School District 19.  
The one-story, wood-frame building has the characteristics of a
Craftsman bungalow style residence, including front-facing gables, knee
brackets, and a broad front porch.  An addition, constructed in the
early 1950s, made the property more usable by the community.  The
schoolhouse continues to play an important role in the community today,
serving as the Independent Community Club.   
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended
the building’s nomination.  Independent School joins five other
properties in Philomath and over 100 properties in Benton County listed
in the National Register, maintained by the National Park Service under
the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Learn
more about this and other Oregon properties listed on the National
Register by visiting Oregon Heritage (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/Pages/index.aspx ).
Register now to attend the 2013 National Preservation Conference (
http://www.preservationnation.org/conference ) Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 in
Indianapolis.  The early bird registration rate ends June 30. For
questions, email mailto:conference at savingplaces.org or call (202)
North Bend: The Coos County Historical Society is seeking an
enterprising, imaginative, and multitalented individual to become
executive director of its history museum.  The executive director will
conduct the work of the Society and its facilities.  Applicants must
possess organizational and financial management expertise; demonstrate
positive and professional public relations skills, and a record of
successful fundraising.  This job also requires experience with exhibit
design, strategic planning, and staff development.  Excellent
communication skills are essential. The application deadline is August
1. For an application and further details about the job, see
Astoria: The Columbia River Maritime Museum is search for a highly
creative, dynamic and energetic candidate who loves working with people,
is interested in museums and has stellar communication and research
skills for the position of Field Educator. The successful candidate will
develop and present educational programming for elementary schools in
five counties during the school year. This position provides unique
interactive, memorable experiences in the museum during summer and
school vacations for museum visitors of all ages. Utilizing museum
resources the Field Educator plans, coordinates, and leads hands-on
informal learning summer day camp sessions. The employee assists with
developing educational materials and special events. The position works
closely with and reports to the Education Director. Read the complete
job description (
) before applying. Mail a cover letter, resume, list of references, and
salary requirements by July 22 to Jim Grey, Columbia River Maritime
Museum, 1792 Marine Dr., Astoria, OR 97103 or email grey at crmm.org with
“Education Assistant Search” in the subject line.
Eugene: The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University
of Oregon campus, is seeking a Chief Preparator to oversee and
participate in all aspects of installation of the permanent collection
and exhibitions in the galleries. The successful candidate will
collaborate with curators/directors in developing exhibition designs,
layout, installation production planning schedules, signage, and other
exhibition treatments using the museum’s database and online planning
and collaboration tools.  Desired skills and knowledge include a
demonstrated proficiency in handling works of art in a wide variety of
media, including painting, sculpture, textiles, works on paper,
ceramics, metalwork, glass, stone, and new media, as well as familiarity
with the fabrication of exhibition/display furniture and mounts required
by such art.  An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year
college or university is required, in a related field is strongly
preferred.  At least five years’ progressively responsible experience in
handling and installation of art required, experience with permanent
collections and exhibition preparation in an art museum is strongly
preferred. Read the complete job description (
) before applying. To ensure full consideration, submit application
materials by 5 p.m., July 14 via email to kurtn at uoregon.edu (preferred)
or by mail by U.S. Postal Service to Kurt Neugebauer, Associate
Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1223 University of Oregon,
Eugene, OR  97403-1223.
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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