[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-08-21

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Thu Aug 21 08:07:41 PDT 2014


In this Issue
1. State historic cemeteries commission seeks new members
2. Oregon Humanities to offer 2015 Public Program Grants workshop, Sept. 8
3. Still time to register for archives overview workshop in Portland, Oct. 24
4. Aili Schreiner named Oregon Cultural Trust Manager
5. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House names Leah Murray as Executive Director
6. National Guard seeks historian


STATE HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill two open positions. The commission is particularly seeking representatives from the northeast part of the state and the Portland area, but all are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sept. 15.

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 assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide. More information about the Historic Cemeteries program is available online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/>.
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 also provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov>, commission coordinator. In your letter of interest, include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to their work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation. If you have further questions email Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0685.


OREGON HUMANITIES TO OFFER 2015 PUBLIC PROGRAM GRANTS WORKSHOP, SEPT. 8

Oregon Humanities program officer Annie Kaffen will lead a workshop about the 2015 Public Program Grants from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 8 at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. Attendees will learn about what kinds of programs Oregon Humanities funds, how to apply for grants, and best practices for preparing successful proposals. Participating nonprofits will also be able to share their ideas and needs and connect with other organizations in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

If you plan to attend, email Annie Kaffen<mailto:a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org> or call (503) 241-0543, ext. 116, or (800) 735-0543, ext. 116. For additional information visit Oregon Humanities online<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/public-program-grants/>.


STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR ARCHIVES OVERVIEW WORKSHOP IN PORTLAND, OCT. 24

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Oregon State Historical Records Advisory Board will present an archives overview workshop from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. 24 in the Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.  Librarians, museum staff, administrators, archivists, and volunteers in small repositories with historical records and without archives training will all benefit from this workshop.

Attendees will receive an overview of basic archival theory, functions, and practices that protect the integrity of historical records. The workshop will also provide a basis for further learning. For further information, and to register, visit the SAA website<http://saa.archivists.org/events/archives-overview-1532/534/>.


AILI SCHREINER NAMED OREGON CULTURAL TRUST MANAGER

Aili Schreiner, an experienced leader and project manager in the non-profit and heritage community, began duties as the new manager of the Oregon Cultural Trust on Aug. 20. Schreiner succeeds Kimberly Howard, who recently accepted a position with PGE’s social responsibility team.

“We’re delighted to welcome Aili to the Oregon Cultural Trust,” said Bob Speltz, Trust board chair. “Her work over the past eight years in support of Oregon’s cultural organizations will enable to her to successfully strengthen partnerships and invest in creative place making through collaborations that build and celebrate the creative economy.”

Schreiner helped research and write the Oregon Heritage Vitality Report for the Oregon Heritage Commission. Her most recent position was program director for the Confluence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring public lands at heritage sites along the Columbia River. During her four-year tenure, she raised more than $6 million in capital and programming funding and created and implemented “Gifts from Our Ancestors,” a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary K-12 education program working with tribal artists, elders and tradition keepers.

"I am thrilled to join in the great work of the Oregon Cultural Trust,” said Schreiner. “Our culture is the face of Oregon – one increasingly recognized nationally. The strength of our arts, humanities, heritage, preservation and tourism initiatives are points of entry for all Oregonians, both new and old. I am proud that Oregon is the home of this unique enterprise – cultural funding for the people, by the people. How very Oregonian!”


SHELTON MCMURPHEY JOHNSON HOUSE NAMES LEAH MURRAY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of Shelton McMurphey Johnson (SMJ) House recently named Leah Murray as the organizations new Executive Director. She is following Sara Palmer's 3-year tenure of historical and artistic leadership. Murray’s strategic planning and community collaboration skills will enable SMJ House to continue its local history preservation and community participation. She will complement the organization’s "people-to-people" traditions – advocating for community historical preservation and history education in our schools. Join us in welcoming Leah Murray.

NATIONAL GUARD SEEKS HISTORIAN

The National Guard is seeking a historian to manage historical material and coordinate the long-term storage in a public access facility at Clackamas. Position duties also include collecting documents and artifact relating to significant historical events involving the Oregon's National Guard; write historical summaries and narratives; plan, prepare and conduct public outreach programs; and assist unit commanders / unit historians in preparing historical reports. The application deadline is Aug. 22. Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378042000 for application details.


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