[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-04-07

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Apr 7 11:04:12 PDT 2016

In this issue:
1. Scholarship, award applications available
2. Highway exhibit opens at State Library, online
3. Several workshops scheduled in central, eastern Oregon
4, Interns sought in two locations


The Marion Dean Ross chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will offer its Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award this year.  The award furthers awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.  Awards range from $500-$2,000 and are awarded to one or multiple recipients per year.  Applications are due by June 17.

Award recipients are expected to make a presentation on their research at the chapter's conference the following year.  The next chapter conference will be in June 2017 in Victoria, B.C. For an application form and more information, go to:  http://www.sahmdr.org/awards.html

The Western Museums Association is offering its Wanda Chin Scholarship<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=a0aae1bba9&e=b38f5d6e31> to assist member's financial needs in attending the organization's annual meeting in September in Phoenix, Az. The award is named in honor of a longtime museum advocate who lives in Oregon. The deadline for applications is June 3.


"'A Poem in Stone': Celebrating the Columbia River Highway" is a new exhibit on display on the second floor of the Oregon State Library, honoring the June centennial of America's first planned scenic highway. The exhibit uses materials from Oregon State Library collections to tell the story of transportation through the Columbia River Gorge, focusing on the construction, early history and restoration of the Columbia River Highway. Included are books and reports on the highway, early travel brochures, photographs, postcards, and maps. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Attendees at the Oregon Heritage Conference will be able to cross the street from the State Capitol to see the exhibit in the State Library.

A companion digital exhibit<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/GRES/Pages/Columbia_River_Highway_Centennial.aspx> is also available, which provides online access to scans of books, magazine articles, reports, brochures, and maps, as well as scores of photographs of the construction and historic views of the Columbia River Highway. The State Library is grateful to the Oregon Department of Transportation Library and History Center, which made many of the materials in its collections available for this website.


Basic archives management and heritage tourism are the topics of workshops the week of April 18 in central and eastern Oregon.

The basics of archives workshop will take place April 18 in Prineville. Christina Sweet, the curator of the Kam Wah Chung Museum, and Sarah Aldrich of the Island County Historical Society, Wash., will lead the workshop which is sponsored by the Oregon Museums Association. For more information and registration, visit the OMA website<http://www.oregonmuseums.org/OMA-Workshops>.

"Succeeding with Heritage Tourism: Market Information, Resources and Ideas for Attracting More Visitors through Creative Collaboration" will be a free half-day workshop offered April 20 at Pendleton and April 21 in John Day. You may already know that heritage tourists tend to take longer trips, spend more money and seek a wide range of activities when they travel. So if you're interested in drawing more heritage tourists to your attraction, you may want to explore creative collaborations with other rural tourism draws in your area, including outdoor recreation, the arts and agritourism.

The heritage tourism workshops will give information, examples, working tools, new contacts and networking opportunities to strengthen your own attraction as a draw and build collaborations that create uniquely satisfying visitor experiences!

The workshops will run from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Choose from two convenient locations:
*         Wednesday, April 20, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Rd., Pendleton
*         Thursday April 21, Juniper Hall, Malheur National Forest/Blue Mountain Ranger District Office, 431 Patterson Bridge Rd., John Day

Pre-registration is encouraged. Just send an email to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>  with your name, email address and workshop location. The workshops are sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission, with statewide partner funds provided by the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Restore Oregon and the East County Historical Organization are seeking interns to assist with summer work.

Restore Oregon seeks a field services intern<http://restoreoregon.org/restore-oregon-jobs/>.  The intern will provide direct support for Restore Oregon's education, advocacy, and communication programs. The deadline for applications is April 22.

The East County Historical Organization in eastern Multnomah County also has several internship opportunities<http://echohistory.org/2016/03/20/looking-for-a-few-good-interns/>. waiting for you. The interns will assist with museum collections, exhibitions, membership and volunteer services.

Share your photos of Oregon's heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

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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