[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-03-28

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Thu Mar 28 08:01:09 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Exchange explores six reasons to attend the Heritage Conference
2. Workshop set to identify collection preservation projects, funding
3. UO Archaeology Field School accepting applications 
4. Deedon Homestead listed in National Register of Historic Places 
5. Portland architect William Hawkins honored with McMath Award
6. Architectural Historians, Mt. Shasta’s Sisson Museum call for
Have you registered yet for this year’s Oregon Heritage Conference?
Join Heritage Commission member Carol Michael to explore six reasons why
you should on Exchange ( http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ), then
visit Oregon Heritage (
) and register, today!
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 Library will host “Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to
Enhance Collection Care”, a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 3
at 250 Winter St., NE, Salem. 
Made possible through the Western States and Territories Preservation
Assistance Service (WESTPAS), the workshop will begin by 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
will 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.
Workshop instructor Barclay Ogden will guide participants through the
process of outlining an institution-specific preservation project
proposal and identifying possible funding sources. The workshop will
also provide the opportunity to test project ideas with other workshop
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 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. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so
they can work together on project development. Register online at
WESTPAS workshop ( http://tiny.cc/ZePOL ). For registration
assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich ( mailto:gingerich at plsinfo.org
); for general and content information contact Kristen Kern (
mailto:kernk at pdx.edu ). 
The University of Oregon’s Archaeology Field School is now accepting
applications for its summer Field School. Students will have the
opportunity to learn field archaeology in Oregon’s Northern Great Basin
and earn academic credit at one of Oregon’s oldest cultural sites,
Rimrock Draw Rockshelter.  The Field School will include courses in
archaeology, geoarchaeology, and paleoethnobotany. For details or an
application form, visit http://pages.uoregon.edu/ftrock or contact Dr.
Patrick O'Grady at 541-346-0671 or pogrady at uoregon.edu. 
The Ed and Genevieve Deedon Homestead is Oregon’s latest entry in the
National Register of Historic Places. As an early settler of the La Pine
area, Ed Deedon became one of the many individuals who claimed his 160
acres in 1914 under the amended Homestead Act. Unlike others taking
advantage of the law, Deedon realized that the land could not support a
profitable farm, and instead used the parcel as a summer retreat, fall
hunting lodge and gathering place for his large extended family. 
Deedon worked and lived in Portland while proving the claim, but still
met the requirements of the Homestead Act, including living on the claim
for seven months of each year, cultivating the land for three years and
constructing permanent buildings. In 1914, Deedon constructed a well,
two log cabins and an outhouse using available materials – logs, poles,
rough-sawn lumber, hand-split shakes – and a combination of salvaged and
hand-constructed doors and windows. Deedon received title to the land in
1918. Notably, the Deedon family’s continued use of the parcel as a
seasonal home for the past 98 years ensured the preservation of this
representative and intact early-twentieth century homestead. It is the
only known resource of its type in southern Deschutes County.
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended
the building’s nomination in October 2012. The Deedon Homestead joins 37
Deschutes County properties listed the National Register, including two
historic districts in Bend. Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn more
about recent Oregon listings (
) and the National Register (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/Pages/index.aspx ). 
Portland architect William (Bill) J. Hawkins III is recipient of the
2013 George McMath Award for his dedication to preservation throughout
his architecture practice and scholarship. The University of Oregon’s
Historic Preservation Program and the Venerable Group, Inc., present the
McMath Awards annually to recognize an outstanding individual whose
contributions in Oregon have raised awareness and advocacy for historic
preservation. Hawkins will receive his award during a ceremony at 11:30
a.m., May 15 at the university’s Portland campus, 70 N.W. Couch St. The
reservation deadline is May 3. For more information, contact Chris
Nairns at (541) 228-1172 or visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath.
The award honors the late George McMath, “Father of Preservation” in
Portland – and Hawkins’ partner for 30 years in the firm Allen, McMath
and Hawkins during the 1970s and 1980s. Hawkins set high standards among
the architectural profession for serious documentation, preservation,
restoration, and adaptive reuse of heritage resources when others were
still following Modernist avenues of design and planning. Of particular
significance were his efforts to secure remnants – and in some cases
full cast-iron fronts – in the city from demolition, bringing national
attention to Portland's cast-iron front heritage. He continues to seek
support from preservationists and architectural constituents to
integrate that important collection into the Old Town urban context.
Focusing on preservation and documentation of historic buildings and
landscapes, Hawkins authored “The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in
Portland” and “Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950”, both of
which highlight his knowledge of Pacific Northwest architectural
history. He is currently writing about the history of Portland’s parks.
Hawkins’ extensive record of civic involvement includes his advocacy for
the revitalization of Portland’s Skidmore/Old Town National Historic
Landmark district and participation with the Portland Historic Landmarks
Commission, the State Advisory Committee for Historic Preservation, the
Portland Parks Board, and the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. He holds a
degree from the Yale University Graduate School of Architecture.
The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of
Architectural Historians (SAH MDR) is calling for papers for
presentation during its annual conference held Oct 18 – 20 in Salem. The
conference theme is "The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and
Founders”. Abstracts are due May 13; SAH MDR will notify chose
authors by June 11; the due date for completed manuscripts is Aug. 12.
For further information, visit SAH MDR online ( http://www.sahmdr.org/
Mt. Shasta’s Sisson Museum is soliciting presentations for its Joaquin
The Sisson Museum, located in Mt. Shasta, Calif., is soliciting
presentations for an academic conference and celebration of the exhibit,
“The Man and the Mountain, Joaquin Miller’s Shasta Years”, Oct. 10 – 13
at the museum.  Authors can submit their short presentations in the form
of poetry, prose, stories, music, dance or other creative expression.
For complete information, visit the Sisson Museum website (
http://mtshastamuseum.com/exhibits/joaquin-miller-project/ ). 
Register now ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx
) for the 2013 Heritage Conference in Portland May 9 and 10!
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