[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-01-30

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Thu Jan 30 08:40:45 PST 2014

In this Issue
1. Astoria Marine Construction Company listed in National Register
2. OFN accepting Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program applications
3. Preserving stained glass program set, Feb. 22, Seattle
4. Driehaus National Preservation award nominations open
5. Registration opens for 2014 Pacific Northwest History Conference
The Astoria Marine Construction Company (AMCCO) in Astoria is Oregon’s
latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places.
Youngs Bay separates AMCCO Historic District from the city of Astoria.
Established by Joseph Dyer, Acme Mansker, and Clair Mansker, AMCCO began
as Astoria Shipbuilding in 1922. Located at 92134 Front Road in a
relatively rural area called Jeffers Gardens where the Lewis and Clark
River meets Jeffers Slough, the company initially built fishing boats
and luxury sailing vessels. During World War II and the Korean War,
AMCCO gained multiple military contracts. In order to build these larger
ships for the United States Navy, the shipyard expanded dramatically
with the construction of the majority of the district’s extant buildings
in 1941 and 1942. By 1952, AMCCO served as the lead shipyard in the
country in constructing a specific type of ocean-going minesweeper
during the Korean War. 
AMCCO currently consists of industrial buildings and structures, each
serving a specific function in the operation of the shipyard, including
a large boat shop complex, a machine shop complex, an office, four
marine ways, a dock complex, and an assortment of ancillary support
buildings. Today the small shipyard is largely intact, having lost only
a few buildings. The company continues to operate, mainly repairing
fishing vessels. Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic
Preservation recommended the building’s nomination in June 2013 and it
joins more than 40 historic Astoria properties in the National Register.
The National Park Service maintains the National Register under the
authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
To read more about the history of the AMCCO, visit Oregon Heritage (
). For more information about the National Register, visit Oregon
Heritage’s National Register page (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/Pages/index.aspx ).
The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is accepting applications for the
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) through March 3, 2014.
Traditional artists of exceptional merit qualify for grants, which
enable them to pass their expertise on to someone of great promise in
their cultural community. The master - or mentoring – artist and his or
her apprentice apply together as a team. They must demonstrate how their
art form is traditional, its significance to the cultural community, how
strong their ties are to that community, and the excellence of the
quality of their work based on work samples (e.g., images, videos,
support letters, and press).
Oregonians who engage in cultural art forms handed down within their
heritage communities are encouraged to apply. Examples of traditional
Oregon folk arts include Northwest logger poetry, Native American basket
weaving, Americana fiddling, saddle making and rawhide braiding for
working cowboys, and more. Those interested in applying should contact
OFN staff first for application advice. Send an email (
mailto:ofn at uoregon.edu ) to the attention of Bruno Seraphin or call
(541) 346-3820 for information about the program and previous TAAP
master artists. The application deadline is 5 p.m., March 3, firm. Visit
the OFN website (
) to download a fillable application form.
Historic Seattle is offering a stain glass restoration and repair
program at 11:30 a.m, Feb. 22, at Stained Glass, Inc., 2510 N. 45th St.,
Wallingford, Seattle, as part of its Preserving Utility series. 
Over years of exposure and use, leaded and stained glass windows can
show signs of suffering from material fatigue and breakage. Sometimes
repairs are as simple as replacing individual panes of glass, and other
times complete disassembly is required. Program participants will tour a
fabrication studio in the heart of Wallingford to view examples of
different kinds of damage and witness how to fix them. 
To request a copy of the program brochure, call (206) 622-6952, ext
221. To register for the program or obtain further information, visit
www.historicseattle.org and click on “Events”. 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting
nominations for the Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards.
The awards include the Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement,
which recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions
towards saving a historic place in the past year. The nomination
deadline for all awards is March 3. Visit the National Trust website (
) for information on all of the award categories and application
details. For questions, call Brendan McCormick at (202) 588.6315 or
email awards at savingplaces.org. 
Registration is open for the 2014 Pacific Northwest History Conference.
The event will take place April 3 – 5 at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver,
at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington. The deadline for student
scholarship applications is February 21; and the conference and workshop
registration deadline is March 30.  
Conference highlights include special tours of Fort Vancouver National
Historic Site and Confluence Project Vancouver Land Bridge and a welcome
reception at the Clark County Historical Museum April 3. For
registration, hotel and program information, visit the Washington State
Historical Society online (
). For questions contact Shanna Stevenson via email (
mailto:shanna.stevenson at wshs.wa.gov ) or by calling (360) 586-0171.
Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate at the Hub of Heritage and Recreation!
Mark your calendar for the Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25, 2014
( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx ) . . .
Registration opens soon.
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