[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-06-05

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Thu Jun 5 09:03:08 PDT 2014

In this Issue
1. Exceptional Boards, Extraordinary Impact subject of webinar series
2. Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster webinar set for June 25
3. Digital Newspaper Program adds to online publications
4. “From Fly-tying to Hat-Shaping” subject of talk
5. Gordon House to celebrate 50 years
6. Noted Southern Oregon historian Kay Atwood passes


Exceptional Boards, Extraordinary Impact is the subject of a four-Part webinar series scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 10, 17 and 24.

The leadership capacity of your nonprofit board is the key to the long-term success of your organization. In other words, you cannot sustain excellence in a nonprofit organization with a mediocre board! But what does it take to develop a high-achieving board?

Presented by the Foundation Center in partnership with the Non-profit Association of Oregon, the webinars will demonstrate practical ways to grow and sustain excellence in board leadership. Webinar attendees will explore the why, what, who, and how of great boards that provide exceptional leadership and contribute to organizational effectiveness.

For further information about the webinar series, visit the Foundation Center website<http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Exceptional-Boards-Extraordinary-Impact-4-Part-Webinar-Series>. For additional training opportunities, visit https://www.nonprofitoregon.org.


Members of the State Heritage Emergency Partnership should plan to attend a webinar that will aid in navigating public assistance following a disaster from 3:30 – 5 p.m., June 25.  This session is limited to members of the State Heritage Emergency Networks. Following a Presidentially declared disaster, federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help cultural institutions recover. Instructor Kristy Barbier, of FEMA Region VI, will provide an overview of the Program and review the PA process for both state cultural agencies and emergency management agencies, so attendees can provide proper guidance to affected cultural institutions.

Made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program, the first in a series of 4 webinars on topics relevant to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership. Registration details will be available soon on the State Heritage Emergency Partnership blog<http://thehep.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/save-the-date-navigating-public-assistance-following-a-disaster/>.

The State Heritage Emergency Partnership website will feature a recording of the webinar for cultural institutions and interested individuals later. To learn more about the State Heritage Emergency Partnership visit www.heritagepreservation.org/shep<http://www.heritagepreservation.org/shep>.


The University of Oregon (UO) Libraries’ Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) recently announced the addition of the “Klamath Tribune” to Historic Oregon Newspapers online<http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/>. Published in Chiloquin from 1956 – 1961, the Klamath Tribune documents preparations for the termination of the Klamath Tribes. Those interested in learning more about the publication can read about it and find links to the newspaper on the ODNP blog<http://odnp.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/klamath-tribune-broadens-scope-of-historic-oregon-newspapers-online/>.

The ODNP has also been working to digitize several issues of the “Weekly Chemawa American”, an early 20th century student publication from the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, and “Smoke Signals”, the current newspaper of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Watch the ODPP blog for updates on these and other publication additions.


Folklorist LuAnne Kozma will talk about her experience identifying and documenting Southern Oregon cultural traditions discovered in Malheur, Harney, Lake, and Klamath counties in a talk titled “From Fly-tying to Hat-Shaping”. The presentation will take place beginning at 2 p.m., June 11 at the Community Hall, 87345 Holly Lane, Christmas Valley; and 7 p.m. the same day in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library, 26 South G St, Lakeview. Kozma will also make a presentation at 6 p.m., June 18 at the Downtown Klamath Library, 126 South Third Street, Klamath Falls.

Kozma and Douglas Manger conducted interviews and photo documentation as part of a National Endowment for the Arts-funded Oregon Folklife Network project that identified and documented cultural traditions in Southern Oregon counties. They documented people involved with traditions that included farming, rivers, ranching, logging, mining, fishing, hunting, trapping, food preservation, and beekeeping.


The Gordon House will celebrate its 50th birthday and recognize the birth of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright on from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 21. The house is located next to the Oregon Gardens at 869 W Main St., Silverton. Built in 1963 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gordon House is the only example of Wright’s architecture in Oregon. It embodies the principles of one of his most important contributions to architecture: the
Usonian house. Gordon and Wright exhibits will be on display in the house for the event.


Kay Atwood, who brought the past alive through exhaustive research and vividly written books, passed away at her Ashland home on May 24. She earned degrees in theater design and theater before moving to Ashland in 1969 to work for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Connecting with the Southern Oregon Historical Society, she began preparing exhibits there and eventually became a history consultant and author.

"Kay had an amazing impact," said historic preservation consultant George Kramer.  "She was able to take history in Southern Oregon and transform it from dry and dusty things in a library into books people bought and read and enjoyed."

A skilled researcher, Atwood could find documents and discover the most obscure details, such as how many chickens a settler owned and how much he had paid for his horses. If something piqued her curiosity, she would research it and write a book. Her books include "Mill Creek Journal: Ashland, Oregon 1850-1860," "Illahee: The Story of Settlement in the Rogue River Canyon" and, most recently, "Chaining Oregon: Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest, 1851-1855."

"She was a great storyteller. She blended facts with human interest and told about common people," said Kathy Enright, registrar for the Southern Oregon Historical Society.


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>.

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