[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-11-07

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Thu Nov 7 08:22:49 PST 2013


In this Issue
1. Heritage grant deadline creeping up
2. Hops and heritage on Exchange
3. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to hold history conference
4. Emergency Management webpage resources for heritage managers
5. McMath award nominations close Nov. 15
6. OFN continues field surveys during November and spring 2014
7. Planchon Named Interim Director of OAC, OCT
8. Randy Gragg selected to lead John Yeon Center
 
 
HERITAGE GRANT DEADLINE CREEPING UP
 
Do you have a heritage project that needs funding? Are you trying to
conserve or develop a heritage resource? Are you looking for funds to
digitize your photos or area newspapers through the Oregon Digital
Newspaper Project? Do you have a special collection needing
conservation? Would you like to bring more visitors to your site?
 
Did you know your project might be eligible for an Oregon Heritage
Grant? The online application is due Dec. 16, so now is a great time to
plan and begin the application process - before the holiday rush! It
will be another two years before applications will be available again.
Visit Oregon Heritage online to learn more about Oregon Heritage Grants
and complete the application process (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Heritage_Grant_Prog
). 
 
 
HOPS AND HERITAGE ON EXCHANGE
 
The Independence Heritage Museum recently received an Oregon Heritage
Grant, which helped to share the story of the community’s hop heritage.
Guest writer Andrea Pittman relates the process of exhibit preparation
and dissemination throughout the community on Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/hops-are-our-heritage-exhibit-panels-for-independence/
).
 
 
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE TO HOLD HISTORY CONFERENCE
 
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will host a Tribal History
Conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Tribal Community
Center. The conference will include presentations about the Cultural
Protection Program, tribal language, treaties and identity, and more. To
attend or obtain further information, email Julie Brown (
mailto:julie.brown at grandronde.org ) or call (503) 879-2186 no later than
Nov 8.
 
 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEBPAGE RESOURCES FOR HERITAGE MANAGERS
 
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management recently launched a webpage
with numerous resources for emergency and heritage managers. The page
includes links to county emergency managers, training resources,
sovereign nation resources, Section 106 and ORS 358 compliance, disaster
planning and response topics, and other emergency information. View and
bookmark the page for quick reference:
http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/Pages/NCHR.aspx. 
 
 
MCMATH AWARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE NOV. 15
 
The University of Oregon (UO) will accept George McMath Historic
Preservation Award nominations through Nov. 15.
 
UO presents the award annually to an individual who has made
significant contributions to history preservation in Oregon. The award
recognizes exceptional and commendable work, with special consideration
given to the development of new ideas, approaches, and innovations in
historic preservation. It also raises public awareness of historic
preservation and promotes excellence in preservation practice through
the recognition of significant leaders in the field. Prior honorees
include Bill Hawkins, Hal Ayotte, Elisabeth Walton Potter, Cathy
Galbraith, and James Hamrick.
 
In its fifth year, the award ceremony will take place in May 2013 at
the UO campus in Portland.
 
Visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath for the nomination application and
additional information or email Tracy Schwartz (
mailto:hpgtf at uoregon.edu ). 
 
 
OFN CONTINUES FIELD SURVEYS DURING NOVEMBER AND SPRING 2014
 
LuAnne Kozma and Douglas Manger will continue folklife field surveys
and documentation of traditions in the southern Oregon counties of
Malheur, Harney, Lake, and Klamath for the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN)
in November, and again in April, May, and June.  OFN seeks to document a
variety of culture keepers from different ethnic and regional groups,
including Basque, Japanese, Croatian, Irish, Mexican, Klamath, Norwegian
and Chinese. Also sought are farm and waterways traditions, ranching,
foodways, old time music, quilting and auctioneering. OFN will later
feature tradition keepers in its Arts in the Parks programs, the folk
artist roster, local festivals or library programs. 
 
Are you aware of people known for their traditional music making,
quilting, storytelling, cooking, saddle making, fly tying, chain saw
carving, trapping, taxidermy, basket making? Email Riki Saltzman (
mailto:riki at uoregon.edu ) or Emily West Afanador (
mailto:eafanado at uoregon.edu ), or call (541) 346-3820. 
 
 
PLANCHON NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR OF OAC, OCT
 
The Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) and Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT)
welcomed Shannon Planchon as interim director of both organizations on
Nov. 4. Prior to this appointment, Planchon served as assistant director
of OAC from September 2004 to January 2013. 
 
 
RANDY GRAGG SELECTED TO LEAD JOHN YEON CENTER
 
The University of Oregon has hired Portland writer, editor, and
organizer Randy Gragg to lead the John Yeon Center (
about:yeoncenter.uoregon.edu ), an educational and research program of
the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He will focus his efforts
on program development, building educational connections, and
fundraising that bring attention and support to the outstanding work of
Yeon and the significance of the properties and ideas that form the
basis of the John Yeon Center.
 
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