[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-09-12
heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Sep 12 08:15:07 PDT 2013
In this Issue:
1. Fellowships available for students studying Oregon heritage
2. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail dedication set for Sept.
3. Oregon Humanities to host grant writing webinar Oct. 3
4. Oral history workshops to take place in Tillamook County
5. OHS launches collections blog on Tumblr
6. Best practices for mural creation, preservation now available
7. Society of Architectural Historians to meet in Salem, Oct. 18-20
FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS STUDYING OREGON HERITAGE
Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time
students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing,
and presenting a paper on a topic related to history, geography,
archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. The
application deadline is Oct. 25. Visit Oregon Heritage (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx ) for details about
eligibility and the application form. For further information call (503)
986-0670 or email Cara Kaser ( mailto:cara.kaser at state.or.us ).
HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY STATE TRAIL DEDICATION SET FOR SEPT.
The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department will dedicate the newest segment of the Historic Columbia
River Highway State Trail at 11 a.m., Sept. 14 the new McCord Creek
Bridge near the John B. Yeon Trailhead as part of the 100-year
celebration of the design and construction of the Columbia River
Highway. The 1.6-mile trail connection, from Yeon State Park to Moffett
Creek, allows cyclists to ride from Troutdale to Cascade Locks without
having to use the shoulder of Interstate 84. For further information,
visit the Historic Columbia River Highway (
OREGON HUMANITIES TO HOST GRANT WRITING WEBINAR OCT. 3
Oregon Humanities will hold a webinar on writing strong letters of
interest for Public Program Grants from 11 a.m. – noon, Oct. 3. Visit
the Oregon Humanities (
http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/section/grants/ ) website to learn
ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS TO TAKE PLACE IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY
Trav Williams, of the Northwest Oral History Association, is developing
oral history workshops relating to rural coastal Oregon. Beginning in
September and continuing through October, a small group of locals will
be meeting in Manzanita to learn about and review classic oral history
techniques, legal needs, and brainstorming tactics, with the intent to
develop active collection projects in Tillamook County. The Nehalem
Valley Historical Society ( http://nehalemvalleyhistory.org/ ) will host
the workshops. Email Trav Williams ( mailto:Trav at BrokenBanjo.net ) or
call (541) 306-3280 for further information.
OHS LAUNCHES COLLECTIONS BLOG ON TUMBLR
The Research Library at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) has
launched a blog on Tumblr. Curated by library staff, the blog allows the
public to peek at the unique and varied collections at OHS. Visit the
OHS Research Library on tumblr ( http://ohsresearchlibrary.tumblr.com/ )
to learn more.
BEST PRACTICES FOR MURAL CREATION, PRESERVATION NOW AVAILABLE
While working to ensure the protection and preservation of existing
murals, Heritage Preservation’s Rescue Public Murals (RPM) initiative
recognized that with careful planning and preparation mural owners /
creators can mitigate common issues of long-term care. RPM held
conversations and brainstorming sessions with muralists, conservators,
art historians, arts administrators, materials scientists, and engineers
to document best practices for mural creation. Their findings are now
available on a website that cover best practice for mural creation (
http://www.heritagepreservation.org/RPM/MuralBestPractices ) is the
result of their efforts, and includes recommendations for each stage of
mural creation: planning wall selection, wall and surface preparation,
painting, coating, and maintenance.
SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS TO MEET IN SALEM, OCT. 18-20
The Marion Dan Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
will meet for its annual conference Oct. 18 – 20 in Salem with the theme
“The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders.” Papers, panels and
tours will feature presentations by Don Peting, Roger Roper, Kirk
Ranzetta, Liz Carter, Leland Roth, Elisabeth Potter, Brandon
Spencer-Hartle, and Chris Bell, among others. Tours will include
Geercrest Farm, Willamette Heritage Center, the Capital Mall, Willamette
University, Oregon State Hospital, Deepwood Estate, and downtown Salem.
Visit the Society of Architectural Historians website (
http://www.sahmdr.org/sahmdr.org/meetings.html ) for conference and
registration information. To learn about last minute conference
updates, visit http://sahmdr.wordpress.com.
There is still time to register for the Fall workshops on collections
care and disaster response and recovery at multiple locations around the
state! The workshops are open to volunteers and staff of libraries,
archives, and museums, as well as anyone interested in preserving
historic items. To register and learn more about locations, dates and
time details, visit Oregon Heritage (
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
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