[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-08-14

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Thu Aug 14 08:54:44 PDT 2014


In this Issue
1. Gilchrist Timber Company Story on Exchange
2. Heritage barn workshop set for Sept. 27 in Central Point
3. Seminars set on energy efficiency in historic commercial buildings
4. National Preservation Conference registration deadline approaches
5. “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?” program set Sept. 4 - 9


GILCHRIST TIMBER COMPANY STORY ON EXCHANGE

Few Oregon towns have preserved their history as well as the Central Oregon community of Gilchrist. Join Todd Kepple on Oregon Heritage Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/the-gilchrist-timber-company-story-online/> to learn how a private donation, a grant from the Oregon Heritage Program and the Klamath County Museum turned a complete set of records from the Gilchrist Timber Company into a valuable historic resource that is not only preserved, but also available online.

Numerous company-owned towns have dotted the American landscape over the years, but few will have their history as well preserved as the Central Oregon community of Gilchrist.

http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/the-gilchrist-timber-company-story-online/

HERITAGE BARN WORKSHOP SET FOR SEPT. 27 IN CENTRAL POINT

Restore Oregon and its Heritage Barns Taskforce will present a Heritage Barn Workshop from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sept. 27 at Southern Oregon’s Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Barn owners, preservation professionals, and admirers of rural heritage will learn about the basics of what it takes to document and preserve Oregon’s historic barns. This education program will teach participants about barn styles and types, introduce basic concepts of barn rehabilitation, and demonstrate the types of tools used to build (and restore) historic barns. Participants will learn about the construction of timber-frame barns and gain hands-on experience in hewing timbers.

Built of hewn construction around 1854, the Hanley Farm barn features twelve-inch sills that support the main barn; mortise and tenon joinery, pinned with wood, exists throughout. Only about a dozen barns across Oregon predate the Hanley barn and it is the oldest barn in Southern Oregon.

For more information, visit RestoreOregon.org/event/barns.


SEMINARS SET ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HISTORIC COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Pacific Power, Oregon Main Street Program, Energy Trust of Oregon, Clatsop Community College, and Clatsop Economic Development Resources will host several seminars throughout Oregon about the benefits of energy efficiency in historic commercial buildings. Whether you are dreaming about renovating a building, looking for ways to revitalize Main Street, or simply love old buildings, you will want to attend this event.

Lucien Swerdloff and John Goodenberger, instructors with Clatsop Community College’s Historic Preservation program, will share case studies of Oregon buildings enjoying renewed vitality through historic preservation and energy efficiency. Attendees will also learn about making basic energy-efficient upgrades while preserving a building’s historic details, preservation as an effective economic development tool for communities and funding sources and incentives to help with restoration projects, such as the wattsmart® programs.

The seminars will take place in Albany (Sept. 17), Coos Bay (Sept. 11), Corvallis (Sept. 18), Cottage Grove (Sept. 16), Enterprise (Sept. 3), Klamath Falls (Sept. 8), Medford (Sept. 9), Pendleton (Sept. 4), Redmond (Sept. 5) and Roseburg (Sept. 10). RSVP by visiting https://www.pacificpower.net/seminar by Sept. 2:


NATIONAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHES

The National Preservation Conference is set to take place Nov. 11 – 14 in Savannah, Georgia this year. The early registration deadline is Aug. 15. PastForward is the conference theme, and sessions will demonstrate the new frontiers in programming, outreach and engagement, with opportunities for onsite, online and virtual experiences. Visit http://www.pastforward2014.com/registration/ to learn more about the conference and for registration information.


“WHY AREN’T THERE MORE BLACK PEOPLE IN OREGON?” PROGRAM SET SEPT. 4 - 9

Oregon Humanities in partnership with the Rural Organizing Project will present Walidah Imarisha's Conversation Project program “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History” in Albany, Astoria, Bay City, Grants Pass, Newport and Redmond Sept. 4 - 9. Visit the Oregon Humanities web calendar<http://oregonhumanities.org/calendar/events/program/special-projects/> for information about each presentation.

The Program will feature stories and struggles of Oregon's African American communities and the response to racism today. Some programs will also feature an organizing workshop about local responses to hate crimes, following the presentation.

"Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon" is one of thirty-three programs in Oregon Humanities' 2014-15 Conversation Project catalog<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/2014-15-catalog/2014-15-conversation-project-catalog/731/>, covering topics such as surveillance, agriculture, disability, education, sports, and the Second Amendment. Through Sept. 30, nonprofits and community groups may apply to host programs between Nov. 2014 and Feb. 2015. Find details on how to host a Conversation Project event and download an application form on the Conversation Project page<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/conversation-project/>.


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