[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-11-12
heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Nov 12 14:51:45 PST 2013
In this Issue:
1. State Historic Cemeteries Commission seeks new member
2. Annual board elections a good time to review responsibilities
3. Travel Oregon to offer seminar for attracting visitors Nov. 18
4. Proposals sought for three upcoming conferences
5. NEH changes Cultural Heritage Collections Program deadline
6. ODOT releases updated Historic Bridge Guide
STATE HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION SEEKS NEW MEMBER
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking a volunteer to
fill one open position.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is comprised of seven
citizens and is empowered by the legislature to develop and maintain a
listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; to make
recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative
appropriations for historic cemeteries, and to assist in the
coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic
The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the
state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects,
programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide
informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of
The commission is particularly seeking a representative from the
central or north areas of the East side of the state, but all are
encouraged to apply. Please apply before December 6.
The state historic cemeteries program, a part of Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department, maintains a list of Oregon’s historic cemeteries
and offers a variety of educational, financial and technical resources
for those working to preserve them. Details are available online at
www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting commission coordinator Kuri Gill
at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us, or by phone at 503-986-0685.
ANNUAL BOARD ELECTIONS A GOOD TIME TO REVIEW RESPONSIBILITIES
Does your organization have an upcoming board election? It is smart to
provide your candidates with materials about their responsibilities. The
Department of Justice (DOJ) distributes the Guide to Nonprofit Board
Service to assist board members of non-profit corporations in
understanding their rights, roles and responsibilities. Visit the DOJ’s
website to view or download the guide (
http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/tipsbrd.aspx ). Copies of
the guide are also available by calling (971) 673-1880.
TRAVEL OREGON TO OFFER SEMINAR FOR ATTRACTING VISITORS NOV. 18
Is your organization looking to enhance its visitor-related activities?
Travel Oregon is offering a webinar designed to help organizations
enhance their visitors’ experience. Webinar watchers will learn
techniques for bringing more visitors to your site; connect with
audiences through digital / print marketing media and leads; network
with tourism and hospitality colleagues; and tap into Travel Oregon’s
research opportunities and partnerships.
For further information and to register, visit the Travel Oregon
), email Patti at TravelOregon.com or call (503) 967-1565.
PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR THREE UPCOMING CONFERENCES
The Oregon Museums Association (OMA), Northwest Archivists (NWA) and
the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) are all seeking
proposals for upcoming conferences.
The OMA is seeking proposals for its annual conference, set to take
place April 6 – 8, 2014 at the Portland Art Museum in Portland. Based on
the conference theme, “Spring Forward: Inspiring Museums for New
Generations”, presenters will discuss projects and programs from around
the state that focus on new skills, techniques and innovative ideas for
museums of the future. The deadline for proposal submissions is Dec. 13.
To apply, visit the Oregon Museums Association (
online, fill out the PDF proposal form (
http://www.oregonmuseums.org/Resources/Documents/RFP_form_2014.pdf ) and
email ( mailto:oregonmuseums at gmail.com ) it to OMA, or send it by US
Mail to OMA, PO Box 40013, Portland, OR 97240.
The NWA program committee is seeking paper proposals for its May 29 -
31 conference at Spokane, Wash. The conference theme is “Moving
Forward: Reaching New Audiences with the Past”. The proposal deadline is
Jan. 17. Visit the NWA website (
http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/callforproposals2014 ) for
details, email program chair Natalia Fernandez (
mailto:natalia.fernandez at oregonstate.edu ) or call (541) 737-3653 for
The (NAPC) is requesting proposals for Forum 2016, the only national
conference focused around the needs and issues of historic preservation
commissions and commission staff. This will be an interactive conference
that blends traditional educational sessions, discussion panels, mobile
workshops and tours, which provide participants with essential training
and networking opportunities. Forum 2014 (
) is set for Philadelphia, PA, July 16-20. For details about the 2016
RFP visit the NAPC website (
http://napc.uga.edu/education/forum/#.UnvB0XdF3QM ) or email NAPC
program director Paul Trudeau ( mailto:ptrudeau at uga.edu ) with
NEH CHANGES CULTURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS PROGRAM DEADLINE
Dec. 12 is the new deadline for applications to the National Endowment
for the Humanities' Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program.
Nonprofit institutions with humanities collections may apply for
planning and implementation of projects that focus on managing relative
humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces;
providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and
safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made
disasters. The grant program encourages sustainable strategies that
balance preservation goals, costs, and environmental impact.
NEH encourages applicants to discuss project ideas with its program
officers. There is still time to send draft proposals by email (
mailto:preservation at neh.gov ) or to discuss ideas by phone by calling
Guidelines, FAQs, and sample narratives from successful applications (
) are on the NEH website, as well as a list of previous awards (
ODOT RELEASES UPDATED HISTORIC BRIDGE GUIDE
The Oregon Department of Transportation has updated its Historic Bridge
Guide ( http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BRIDGE/docs/OHBG.pdf ). The new
version consists of 376-pages packed with details and illustrations.
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.
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