[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-02-26

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Wed Feb 26 08:27:08 PST 2014


In this Issue
1. Oregon Heritage grant deadlines approaching March 31 and April 30
2. Exchange highlights Linkville Cemetery history brochure
3. Blue Book seeks pre WWII rural public school images
4. NAPC accepting nomination for 2014 Commission Excellence Awards
5. National Park Service releases Oregon and California Trail bibliography
6. Cultural Trust / Arts Commission seek Executive Director


OREGON HERITAGE GRANT DEADLINES APPROACHING MARCH 31 AND APRIL 30

There is still time to apply for grant funding through Oregon Heritage. Grant programs provide support for a variety of projects and can serve as catalyst for additional local support. The Historic Cemetery Grant Program deadline is March 31 and April 30 is the deadline for Oregon Museum Grants.

For more information about the grant programs and associated requirements, visit Oregon Heritage<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> online. For questions about the application process, email grants and outreach coordinator Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at state.or.us> or call (503) 986-0685.


EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS LINKVILLE CEMETERY HISTORY BROCHURE

Klamath Falls City Parks and Klamath County Historical Society’s recent collaboration resulted in a colorful Walking Guide of Linkville Pioneer Cemetery. Learn about the colorful guide and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries grant<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Historic_Cemetery_Grant_Program> that helped make it possible on Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/brochure-highlights-linkville-cemetery-history/>.


BLUE BOOK SEEKS PRE-WWII RURAL PUBLIC SCHOOL IMAGES

The Oregon Blue Book is seeking images related to Oregon’s rural public schools prior to World War II for its upcoming 2015-16 edition, which will feature the theme “Celebrating Our Educational Heritage – Oregon’s Historic Rural Public Schools.” Blue Book staff will collect the images for this project from March through May. Of particular interest are colorful images that show samples of students’ schoolwork, photos depicting students working and playing, and visually interesting images of memorabilia related to school sporting events, dances, club events and similar activities.

Visit the Oregon Blue Book online<http://bluebook.state.or.us/facts/scenic/scenic.htm> for reference to previous editions and themes. To discuss items you have and wish to submit contact Julie Yamaka at (503) 378-5199.  You can submit high-resolution digital images via email<mailto:Julie.a.yamaka at state.or.us>.


NAPC ACCEPTING NOMINATION FOR 2014 COMMISSION EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is accepting nominations for its 2014 Commission Excellence Awards. The submission deadline is April 15. The awards recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements by local historic preservation commissions and boards of architectural review. Award categories include Best Practices - identification and protection of historic resources, public outreach, and technology - and Commission of the Year.

Recognition as part of the Commission Excellence Awards is an effective way to build public support for preservation in your community. Past awards include collaborative video projects, free tax credit workshops, house fairs, and innovation in design guidelines and historic resource surveys. The NAPC encourages nominations from small and large communities.

The awards ceremony will take place at Forum 2014<https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1239917> in Philadelphia, PA, July 16-20. Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration, a mounted award certificate, and an article featuring them in the NAPC newsletter, The Alliance Review. Visit the NAPC website<http://napc.uga.edu/commission-excellence-awards/#.UwtzBnewVUY> to download a nomination form and for additional information on previous award winners. Email Paul Trudeau<mailto:%20ptrudeau at uga.edu> with questions about the awards program or contact him by phone at (706) 369-5881.


NATIONAL PARK SERVICE RELEASES OREGON AND CALIFORNIA TRAIL BIBLIOGRAPHY

The National Park Service recently released "Across the Plains, Mountains, and Deserts: A Bibliography of the Oregon-California Trail, 1812-1912" (Salt Lake City: The Prairie Dog Press, 2014).

This publication provides a bibliography of emigrant experiences with information for accessing more than 2,500 primary accounts and almost 2,000 secondary sources. Resources cited include nearly 900 live links to personal narratives, as well as books, magazine and newspaper articles, government documents, maps, and manuscript collections.

To view the PDF file, visit the National Park Service<http://www.nps.gov/cali/historyculture/upload/NPS-HRS-Biblio-Master-February2014_WillBagley.pdf> website, or click here for Oregon related bibliographical information<http://www.nps.gov/oreg/historyculture/bibliography.htm>, and here for California Related bibliographical information<http://www.nps.gov/cali/historyculture/bibliography.htm>.


CULTURAL TRUST / ARTS COMMISSION SEEK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Oregon Arts Commission<http://www.oregonartscommission.org/> and Oregon Cultural Trust<http://www.culturaltrust.org/> have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as their Executive Director. Appointed by and serving under the Director of Business Oregon, the successful candidate will work full-time as a member of the State’s Executive Service team in Salem. The deadline to apply is March 13.

This position requires a minimum of three (3) years management experience in a public or private organization or two (2) years of management experience in a public or private organization and graduate level coursework in management. For a complete job description, including desired attributes, view the complete announcement<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=817666E> online.


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Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate at the Hub of Heritage and Recreation . . . . Watch for upcoming registration opportunities to attend the Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25, 2014<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>!

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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