[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-11-07

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Fri Nov 7 08:57:41 PST 2014


In this Issue
1. New, revised technical bulletins on National Register Districts available
2. Bend cultural tourism grants available
3. MAP Application deadline Dec. 1
4. OTE seeks nominations for new Oregon Heritage Tree award
5. Field School to hold 20-year reunion November 7 – 9 in Portland
6. Dana Whitelaw elected to WMA board of directors
7. City of Ashland seeks proposals for historic district design standard revision
8. UO School of Architecture seeks Historic Preservation Program instructors
9. Hood River County Heritage Council seeks museum director


NEW, REVISED TECHNICAL BULLETINS ON NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS AVAILABLE

Even if you have perfect boundaries and properties loaded with historic character, you need your community and property owners on board for a successful National Register Historic District. Oregon Heritage’s new technical bulletin, Heritage Bulletin 26: Outreach for National Register Historic Districts<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/Heritage_Bulletins/HB_26_Outreach_Nat_Reg_Districts.pdf>, offers tips on getting the word out about your district, how to raise awareness about your community’s history, creating relationships with other organizations and more.  Heritage Bulleting 26 is a companion to recently revised Heritage Bulletin 6: Planning a National Register Historic District<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/Heritage_Bulletins/HB_6_Plan_Nat_Reg_District.pdf>, which discusses the requirements for documenting an historic district and the implications of historic district designation.


BEND CULTURAL TOURISM GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund is offering grants to enhance the local economy through the promotion and cultivation of Bend’s cultural tourism programs. The application deadline is 5 p.m., March 31, 2015 for projects spanning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. For application instructions, visit the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund<http://visitbend.culturegrants.org/> online.


MAP APPLICATION DEADLINE DEC. 1

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps small and mid-sized museums strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet national standards through self-study and a site visit from a peer reviewer. MAP provides guidance for prioritization of goals; focus on mission and planning; communications between staff, board and other constituents and credibility with potential funders and donors. The program offers Organizational, Collections Stewardship, Community Engagement and Leadership assessments. For further information, visit the American Alliance of Museums online<http://aam-us.org/resources/assessment-programs/MAP/apply>.


OTE SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR NEW OREGON HERITAGE TREE AWARD

Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and the Oregon Heritage Tree Program have established a new statewide heritage award in Maynard "The Tree Man" Drawson's name. The agency is actively searching for the first recipient of the award. The annual award will honor individuals (or groups) who have championed Oregon's trees with the same fervor and success as Drawson. The deadline for award nominations is Jan. 30, 2015.

Considered the founder of the official statewide heritage tree program, Maynard Charles Drawson’s natural tendencies towards exploration led him on hiking trips into Oregon's deep forests, which culminated in several big tree nominations to (and their acceptance into) the National Big Tree Registry. He collaborated with state and federal officials to conserve a special group of Douglas and western hemlock trees, located in Polk County, known today as the "Valley of the Giants", which stand as a reminder of the old growth timber that once adorned the Oregon Coast Range.

Imagining a statewide heritage program that would weave historic events, places, and people together--connecting Oregonians to their much loved and significant trees, Drawson pitched his idea to several state agencies. The Oregon Travel Information Council agreed to implement a public statewide program. The Council delegated program management to its semi-independent state agency (OTE) and modeled the criteria on OTE's Oregon Historical Marker Program.

The Oregon Heritage Tree Program Committee will review nominees in February and notify the recipient in March. OTE will honor the winner at a special ceremony during the statewide Heritage Tree dedication in April 2015. The winner will receive a plaque inscribed with their name and recognizing their contributions to Oregon history and heritage. For further information visit OTE online<http://ortravelexperience.com/news-press/new-oregon-heritage-award-2015/>, email Annie von Domitz<mailto:%20anniev at oregonte.com> or call (503) 373-0864.


FIELD SCHOOL TO HOLD 20-YEAR REUNION NOVEMBER 7 – 9 IN PORTLAND

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is celebrating its “20 Years Reunion” Nov. 7 – 9 in Portland. In addition to an evening of remembering, socializing, and learning at the White Stag Block downtown, attendees can participate in field trips to past – and future – field school sites, including Tryon Creek State Park (2015 field school), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House (2009 field school), and Silver Falls Youth Camp (1997 and 2009 field schools.

The first Preservation Field School took place in 1995 at the Pete French Round Barn (1884) in Harney County. Through partnerships between the University of Oregon and the National Park Service, State Historic Preservation Offices, and state parks, for over twenty years students and skilled tradespeople have learned first-hand preservation practices at sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, or to register, visit the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program online<http://hp.uoregon.edu/pnwfs-20-years-reunion>.


DANA WHITELAW ELECTED TO WMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Western Museum Association (WMA) recently elected new members to its board of directors, including Dana Whitelaw, president of the High Desert Museum in Bend. Whitelaw will serve on the WMA board through 2014.


CITY OF ASHLAND SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN STANDARD REVISION

The City of Ashland is seeking proposals from qualified professional firms or individuals to review, refine, and revise the City of Ashland’s existing Historic District Design Standards, which will further implement its 2008 – 2018 Historic Preservation Plan. The project will focus on creating a review process for non-structural, exterior modifications to historic contributing residential buildings that do not require a building permit such as window, door, siding, trim and roofing replacement. For further information, visit the City of Ashland online<http://www.ashland.or.us/RFP.asp>.


UO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE SEEKS HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

The Historic Preservation Program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for possible temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions in the program. Areas of expertise include fundamentals of historic preservation, building documentation and analysis, review and compliance, and preservation technology. Teaching experience preferred. Minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field is required. For further information, and to learn how to apply, visit the University of Oregon jobs page<http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4867>.


HOOD RIVER COUNTY HERITAGE COUNCIL SEEKS MUSEUM DIRECTOR

The Hood River County Heritage Council is accepting applicants to fill the positions of museum director for the History Museum of Hood River County. The director will coordinate all museum programs, curation, education, volunteers, public relations and grant writing. Successful applicants will possess a four-year college degree in history, museums, or other related fields and applicable experience. The application deadline is Nov. 19. Apply by sending a resume and cover letter via email to Dorothy Gilbertson<mailto:hrheritagecouncil at gmail.com>. A complete job description is also available by emailing Gilbertson or calling (541) 386-6772.


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