[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-09-10

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Thu Sep 10 10:00:36 PDT 2015


In this Issue
1. Archives Month celebration set for Oct. 3 in Portland
2. Western History Association conference to take place Oct. 21 – 24, Portland
3. MDR Chapter of SAH conference slated for Oct. 23 – 25 in Ashland
4. Oregon Women's History Consortium offers research fellowship
5. NEH grants for heritage collections and small institutions available
6. Washington County Museum job opportunities


ARCHIVES MONTH CELEBRATION SET FOR OCT. 3 IN PORTLAND

Oregon Archives Month will kick off with a smorgasbord of Portland-area archives. “History: Feed Your Head” will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Portland Archives and Records Center, 1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 550, and will continue through – 3 p.m. with a crawl to other archives around the city.

Portland may be a foodie town, but it isn’t always food that feeds our hunger. If your head is hungry for some knowledge then fill it with Portland history!  Do you have a craving to know where you can find maps of the city from the 1890s? Are you hankering to learn about the history of Portland’s Japantown?  Do you have an appetite for local oral histories? Or does a sampling of strange, old medical tools interest you?

Take a behind the scenes tour of the City’s archives and see history up close and personal. Talk with local area archivists representing 10 other archives, including Lewis and Clark College, Mazamas, Metro, Multnomah County, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland State University, and PSU’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

Visit https://portlandarchives.wordpress.com/archives-month/ for updates.


WESTERN HISTORY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 21 – 24, PORTLAND

The 55th annual Western History Association Conference will take place Oct. 21 – 24 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower located at 921 SW 6th Ave. This year’s theme, “Thresholds, Walls and Bridges” will consider what has divided and connected the many peoples who have traversed, sojourned, and settled the North American West and what might yet link their histories. For detailed information, visit the Western History Association website<http://www.westernhistoryassociation.wildapricot.org/event-697690>.


MDR CHAPTER OF SAH CONFERENCE SLATED FOR OCT. 23 – 25 IN ASHLAND

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Marion Dean Ross (MDR) / Pacific Northwest Chapter will hold its 2015 conference Oct. 23 – 25. Based in Ashland, conference attendees will also spend time in nearby Medford and Jacksonville. The theme of this year's conference “Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play?” will examine the American West’s attractions and destinations that celebrate its legacy, focusing on the Pacific Northwest. For further details, visit the SAH/MDR website<http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html>.


OREGON WOMEN'S HISTORY CONSORTIUM OFFERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Oregon Women's History Consortium (OWHC) is offering its first annual research fellowship. An annual award for $1,000, the fellowship will continue the OWHC’s long-standing goal of supporting scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women's history.  OWHC encourages scholars at all levels to apply. To download an application and learn more, visit the OWHC website<http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/fellowship/>. The application deadline is Nov. 1.


NEH GRANTS FOR HERITAGE COLLECTIONS AND SMALL INSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE

The deadline is Dec. 1 to submit an application to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) grant. Funding will assist projects beginning in October 2016.  SCHC grants help cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials by supporting sustaining conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.

Plan now to apply for a NEH Preserving Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. These grants help small and mid-sized institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories and cultural organizations – improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The application deadline is May 3, 2016 for projects beginning in January 2017.

For further information on the above NEH grant opportunities, visit www.neh.gov/grants<http://www.neh.gov/grants>.


WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Washington County Museum is seeking an Advancement Coordinator and a Guest Services Coordinator. Both positions are initially part-time without benefits, but have the opportunity for full-time status with benefits, depending upon the hired candidates successes on the job to enhance and advance the museum.

The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for engaging the public and key stakeholders for the betterment of the museum.  The primary duties include donor relations, membership, fundraising and marketing to enhance the effective operation of the museum.

The Guest Services Coordinator is responsible for guest service activities, which consist of guest relations and all retail operations, including on-site, off-site and online.

For complete job descriptions, visit the Washington County Museum online<http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/home/about/jobs/>.

To apply, email a PDF-formatted résumé and three professional references to Mark S. Harmon<mailto:Director at WashingtonCountyMuseum.org>, Executive Director.


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Mark your calendar and join us at Oregon's Capitol, May 4-6, for the 2016 Oregon Heritage Conference! For details, visit Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/pages/conference.aspx>.

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