[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-04-24

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Apr 24 08:24:47 PDT 2014


In this Issue
1. Preservation builds strong communities

2. Heritage Bulletin 2 offers tips about spreading the news
3. Visitor Information Conference set to take place May 18 – 20


PRESERVATION BUILDS STRONG COMMUNITIES

Studies consistently show that historic downtowns serve as tourist destinations, attract festivals and events, and can be a tremendous draw in keeping a local labor force. Learn more by visiting the Oregon Heritage website<http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/Pages/mainstreet.aspx>.




HERITAGE BULLETIN 2 OFFERS TIPS ABOUT SPREADING THE NEWS


Oregon’s heritage resources (historic structures, museums, cemeteries, etc.) benefit when the community and its leaders know about the great things that are happening! Activity taking place with heritage resources stimulates curiosity and serves as a catalyst for new volunteers, members, and visitors. Anytime work is happening at or with a heritage resource, it is news. Heritage Bulletin 2<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/heritage_bulletins/hb_2_how_to_spread_the_news.pdf>, available at the Oregon Heritage website<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/index.aspx>, offers tips on spreading the news.

Do you have an idea for a Heritage Bulletin? Let us know by emailing Heritage.Info at oregon.gov<mailto:Heritage.Info at oregon.gov>.


VISITOR INFORMATION CONFERENCE SET TO TAKE PLACE MAY 18 – 20

The 2014 Oregon Visitor Information Training Conference will take place May 18 – 20 at The Mill Casino Hotel Resort in Coos Bay. Formerly known as the Welcome and Visitor Center Training Conference, the training conference is open to anyone – staff or volunteers - working in a front line capacity with visitors. Experts from each of the seven tourism regions, and tourism organizations such as the Oregon State Park and Recreation Department, will update attendees on the latest information about attractions, activities and events around the state. The registration deadline is May 11. There will be a tradeshow area on the first day of the conference for those wishing to ‘showcase’ their communities to other front line ambassadors from around the state.

For further details, visit the Travel Oregon website<http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/education-and-training/welcome-and-visitor-center-training-conference/>.

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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 you have an issue or item you would like to share? Email us<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.
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