[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-10-29

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Oct 30 10:24:15 PDT 2015

In this issue:
1. Governor Brown declares November American Indian Heritage Month
2. UO anthropology collection highlighted Nov. 3
3. OHS to host birth regulation symposium Nov. 17
4. Grants available for war, veterans memorials
5.  Nominations open for preservation award until Nov. 16
6.  State Archives to be open Saturday


Governor Kate Brown has declared November to be American Indian Heritage Month and is encouraging all Oregonians to join in the observance.

In her declaration, Brown noted that Indians in Oregon have made tremendous contributions to culture, history and environment in Oregon. They have also enhanced the freedom, prosperity and greatness of the nation. For more information, see the Governor's proclamation.


"A Library of Objects: A Personal Perspective on Anthropological Collections at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History" is the title of the Nov. 3 lecture by Pamela Endzweig, sponsored by the Oregon Archaeological Society at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. Endzweig's talk begins about 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Endzweig's presentation will draw on her more than three decades of experience with the anthropological collections of the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History and feature some of her favorite objects and their stories, as well as ongoing projects.

Endzweig is an archaeologist and the senior research associate and director of anthropological collections. She has also overseen design of and relocation into two new curation facilities, and has implemented the museum's NAGPRA compliance since 1990.  See www.oregonarchaeological.org<http://www.oregonarchaeological.org> or call 503-727-3507 for more information.


The Oregon Historical Quarterly, the publication of the Oregon Historical Society, in collaboration with Christin Hancock of the University of Portland, will present a symposium that promotes scholarship on the broad subject of regulating birth, from legal, social, political, religious, and cultural perspectives. A special issue of the magazine will be drawn from the scholarship presented.

The symposium will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17, and also include a free keynote presentation at 7 p.m. For more information, see the OHS website<http://www.ohs.org/research/quarterly/regulating-birth-symposium.cfm>.


The Oregon Heritage division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering grants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials.

"The program is designed to honor Oregon's soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country," said Kuri Gill, coordinator for the program. "Local governments may apply to build or repair monuments on public land."

New monuments should recognize veterans and wars not already recognized.  Grants for restoration could be used for broken monuments, missing elements of monuments, or the related design elements of monuments for veterans or earlier wars such as World War I.

Details and the application information are available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx  .

The application deadline is Dec. 15. For more information, contact Kuri Gill at (503) 986-0685 or Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov>


Applications are available through Nov. 16 to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

The University of Oregon presents the award annually for exceptional and commendable work in historic preservation, in particular for development of new ideas, approaches, and innovations. The McMath Award is intended to raise public awareness of historic preservation education and promote excellence in preservation practice.

Criteria include demonstrated "distinguished merit" in preservation; employing historic preservation to renew diverse, older neighborhoods; meeting unique community needs while remaining sensitive to historic and changing urban conditions; raising public awareness; and career-long accomplishments of the highest caliber.

The nomination application and additional information are available on the HP website<http://hp.uoregon.edu/nominations> or hpgtf at uoregon.edu<mailto:hpgtf at uoregon.edu>.


In recognition of Archives Month, the Oregon State Archives will hold a special Halloween version of its annual archives open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 31.

The event will include a scavenger hunt/mystery tour that will give the public firsthand experience using the records in the State Archives. Halloween treats and light refreshments will be provided.

In addition to the scavenger hunt/mystery tour, staff will provide visitors with a chance to go "behind the scenes" of State Archives to see the records storage area, the facility's state-of-the art compact shelving, and learn more about the Archives and its holdings. The 20-30 minute tours will provide an opportunity to see some of Oregon's most significant historical documents, including the original Oregon Constitution.

The Archives, 800 Summer St. NE, Salem, will also be open for visitors to conduct personal research, with staff ready to help the public access archival records. In the gallery, the new exhibit "I Found it in the Archives" will be on display. This exhibit is a collaborative effort by State Archives researchers, volunteers, student interns and staff.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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