[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-01-23

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Thu Jan 23 08:30:17 PST 2014


In this Issue
1. Library Service and Technology Act grant materials now available
2. RARE Program offers solutions for project completion
3. Travel Oregon 101 seminar series begins Feb. 10 in Portland 
4. Willamette Valley Voices issues call for summer issue articles grant
materials now online
5. Sixth annual First Nations Powwow to take place Jan. 25 in Salem
6. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House offers internships
7. Philip Foster Farm seeks gardener and executive director
 
 
LIBRARY SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT GRANT MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE
 
The competitive Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) "General
Information and Grant Guidelines" packet for federal fiscal year 2015 is
now available on the web.  Brief grant proposals are due at the State
Library by 5 p.m., April 11. A link to the 2015 competitive LSTA grant
packet is available via the Oregon State Library main page (
http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD ) under the Latest News and Highlights
heading. The forms are in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  To request a
paper packet via mail, email Ann Reed ( mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us ) or
call (503) 378-5027. 
 
 
RARE PROGRAM OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR PROJECT COMPLETION
 
Do you have community building, main street, downtown development or
planning projects that you do not have resources to complete? If so, the
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program might be your
solution. The mission of the RARE Program is to increase the capacity of
rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental
conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level
participants, from across the U.S. These RARE participants live in and
serve the communities for 11 months. RARE participants assist in the
development and implementation of projects focused on increasing the
vitality of the communities and organizations we serve. The RARE Program
is now in its 20th year and has placed more than 400 volunteers and
served nearly every Oregon County. For more information about the RARE
Program, including the benefits and the costs of the program, visit
http://csc.uoregon.edu/rare. Pre-applications are due April 18.  For
questions, email rare at uoregon.edu or call (541) 346-2879.
 
 
TRAVEL OREGON 101 SEMINAR SERIES BEGINS FEB. 10 IN PORTLAND
 
The first of several Travel Oregon 101 seminars will take place in
Portland on February 10. The seminars offer an overview of Oregon’s
travel and tourism industry and help visitor-related organizations and
businesses. Attendees will learn about the tourism industry’s
communication system, how to let Travel Oregon know their business is
ready for visitors and obtain take-away information about the programs
and services offered by Travel Oregon. For more information, visit
Travel Oregon (
http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/education-and-training/travel-oregon-101/
) online, email Patti Kileen ( mailto:Patti at TravelOregon.com ) or call
(503) 967-1565.
 
 
WILLAMETTE VALLEY VOICES ISSUES CALL FOR SUMMER ISSUE ARTICLES
 
The Willamette Heritage Center is inviting manuscript submissions for
the summer issue of “Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting Generations”,
its bi-annual publication scheduled for release in late August / early
September. The theme for upcoming issue is “Conflict and Controversy.”
Examples of history/heritage topics related to conflict and controversy
include, but are by no means limited to labor strikes, Indian removal,
suffrage, border disputes and the shaping of public/private property.
Other ideas include the culture/history of competitiveness (example -
between UO and OSU), political and/or social movements in the Valley,
the KKK in the Valley, historic infamous citizens of the mid-Willamette
Valley, slavery in Oregon, the history the Death Penalty. Additional
subjects might be controversial inventions, intellectual
contributions/theories born in the Valley, hostility towards Asian
Americans, anarchist activity in Oregon (especially in Eugene), and
environmental issues.
 
Articles should be both scholarly and understandable to a broad
readership, and based on original research of a documentary, analytical
or interpretive nature. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts
(maximum 200 words) is April 11. If accepted for publication, final
papers are due June 13, and should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words in
length, with Chicago Style footnotes. All articles must be an original
work, not previously published, and must include a minimum of three
images (photographs, charts, maps, scans of original/primary documents,
graphs, etc.). 
 
Mail submissions to the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE,
Salem, OR 97301; or email them to Kylie Pine (
mailto:kyliep at willametteheritage.org ). For further information, visit
the Willamette Heritage Center ( http://www.willametteheritage.org/ )
website. 
 
 
SIXTH ANNUAL FIRST NATIONS POWWOW TO TAKE PLACE JAN. 25 IN SALEM
 
Native dancers and drummers from all over Oregon will come together in
Salem for the sixth annual Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations Powwow –
Standing Strong – from noon to 9 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Oregon State Fair
and Expo Center’s Salem Pavilion, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem. The grand
entry will take place at 1 p.m.
 
Organized cooperatively by the federally recognized Tribes in western
Oregon, the first Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations Powwow took place
in 2009. The Tribes sought to remind Oregonians that Native peoples have
lived in what became the state of Oregon on Feb. 14, 1859, since time
immemorial. The Tribes chose the late January date to occur,
symbolically, before Oregon’s official 150th birthday in 2009,
commemorating the history that occurred before admittance to the Union.
 
The powwow will feature dancing and drumming and a special northwest
traditional dance exhibit by dancers from the western Oregon Tribes and
a performance of songs and dances by the Grand Ronde Canoe Family. The
powwow will also include Tribal educational booths, Native craft
demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children. For further
information, email Chelsea Clark ( mailto:chelsea.clark at grandronde.org
), or call (800) 422-0232.
 
 
SHELTON MCMURPHEY JOHNSON HOUSE OFFERS INTERNSHIPS
 
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is offering winter, spring, and summer
internship opportunities to students of historic preservation, history,
museum studies, and related material culture and historical
interpretation fields in the areas of exhibits, oral history and
curation. Successful applicants will have research, computer,
technology, and writing skills as well as enthusiasm about making
history accessible to the public. Course credit is available with the
approval of a student's home institution. Visit Shelton McMurphey
Johnson House online ( https://www.smjhouse.org/w/internships/ ) for
further information. 
 
 
PHILIP FOSTER FARM SEEKS PART TIME GARDENER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
The Philip Foster Farm, located on the Barlow Road, is seeking a
gardener and an executive director. Both positions are part time. The
gardener will oversee and execute the development of flower gardens at
the Farm. The executive director will develop programs and oversee
operations of the Farm. For more information, email Elaine Butler (
mailto:jzhhistsoc at rconnects.com ) at jzhhistsoc at rconnects.com (
https://mail.onlinenw.com/webmail/src/compose.php?send_to=jzhhistsoc@rconnects.com
).
 
 
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