[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-09-18

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 18 08:04:50 PDT 2013

In this Issue:
1. Disaster response workshops begin Saturday
2.  Hops exhibit to be dedicated during festival
3.  Intern details summer exploration and activities
4.  High Desert president plans to retire
5.  Confluence Project seeks executive director
6.  Heritage Programs seeks proposals 

Seven day-long workshops focused on heritage organization response to
and recovery from disasters begin Sept. 21 in Medford.  The free
workshops, part of the Oregon Connecting to Collections project, will
also take place Sept. 23 in Florence, Oct. 5 in Philomath, Oct. 7 in
McMinnville, Oct. 12 in Gresham, Oct. 14 in Pendleton and Oct. 15 in
Baker City.
The workshop, “When #X at X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery,”
will deal with how libraries, museums, and archives can best recover
from a flood, fire, or other disaster that damages or destroys
historical materials. The presenter will be Kris Kern from the Portland
State University library.
These workshops are follow-ups to ones offered last spring by the
Connecting to Collections project and are partially funded by a grant
from the Institute of Museum Services. They include role-playing and
hands-on activities. They are coordinated by Oregon Heritage, part of
the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
While the workshops are free, pre-registration is required. You can
register online at www.oregonheritage.org . 
The Connecting to Collections project is administered by Oregon
Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The
Connecting to Collections project is funded in part by a grant from the
federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information,
contact project director Kyle Jansson at kyle.jansson at state.or.us or
The Heritage Museum of Independence will dedicate its “Hops Are Our
Heritage” exhibit at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 during the city's Hop & Heritage
Festival. The dedication will take place in front of the Riverview Park
fountain that is in downtown Independence. The exhibit is mounted
outdoors on the on the columns of the adjacent amphitheater.

With grants from the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Polk County
Cultural Coalition, the exhibit tells the story of hops in the community
over the decades. Beginning with a definition and history of hops in
general, the panels describe the effect of the crop on Independence and
the surrounding area. The mixed cultures panel tells about the various
ethnic groups that worked in the hop fields. On the transportation panel
viewers learn all the ways those workers got to Independence. 
What was their life like during the hop season? The farm life panel
answers that question. The Hop Fiestas panel describes one of the
biggest, liveliest ways the hop workers had fun, while the hops &
heritage panel tells about the modern-day community celebration.
Finally, the hop production panel explains the growing and harvesting
Four sets of these panels were ordered: one for the museum to display,
one for the museum to use for local events, one for the museum to loan
out, and one to be permanently displayed on the columns by the
Oregon Heritage summer intern David Casteel got a full dose of Oregon
heritage. He traveled to remote communities, looked at many different
types of heritage, and wrote reports. Read his account of his summer on
the Oregon Heritage Exchange blog at


Janeanne A. Upp, who oversaw the High Desert Museum through a period of
growth and financial stability, will leave the organization in December
2013, the museum has announced. For the last six years, Upp has managed
the programs and finances of the museum, balancing the budget and
driving attendance growth to record levels in part through a changing
exhibit schedule. She oversaw the retirement of the museum’s long-term
debt in 2013 and its recent strategic planning process that will direct
the museum through the next five years.
Upp will retire after over 20 years in the museum industry. Before
serving as High Desert Museum’s president, Upp was the executive
director of the Tacoma Art Museum. The High Desert Museum has native
wildlife, historical performers, Native American and Western art, and
educational programs for all ages on 135 forested acres near Bend. 
If you are interested in applying for the position of executive
director for Confluence Project, read the job description at
http://www.confluenceproject.org/pdf/CP_Executive_Director.pdf  The
executive director supervises and manages all of the business and
affairs of Confluence Project, providing leadership and vision across
the organization and to outside constituents. For more information,
contact Courtney Yilk at 
courtney at confluenceproject.org or 360-693-0123.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking proposals for
providing heritage technical assistance on the South Coast and in
southern Oregon.  The Request for Proposal is advertised on the Oregon
Procurement Information Network at http://orpin.oregon.gov. The ORPIN
opportunity number is OPRD-3080-13. The deadline for submitting
proposals is 2 p.m. Oct. 11.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission. 
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