[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-04-27

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Apr 27 15:22:22 PDT 2016

In this issue:
1.  Separate workshop signups available next week
2.  Excellence Awards event tickets available
3.  Tourism Awards honor three with heritage links
4.  Deepwood Museum and Gardens seeks executive director
5.  Hazardous materials webinar on May 3


Several heritage workshops taking place next week can be attended without paying the full registration fee for the Oregon Heritage Conference that takes place simultaneously. A smaller workshop fee will be charged.

The workshops include:

Advocacy: Local and Beyond, May 4.  Join this interactive and hands-on workshop to help you build public support, identify priority issues and develop strategies to communicate effectively. Public officials and veteran advocates will present their experiences and tips about advocacy. You will leave knowing basic things you can do to be an advocate every day and to balance advocacy with nonprofit status. The workshop includes both morning and afternoon sessions. People may attend one or both portions.

Heritage Tourism: Making Your Organization Part of the Draw, May 4. This interactive workshop will help you identify the opportunities you have and provide real-life examples of success heritage tourism projects.  Representatives from Travel Oregon, Oregon Travel Experience and other organizations will also give information about heritage programs and grants available to communities.

Developer for a Day, May 4.  In this crash course on adaptive re-use, you are going to roll up your sleeves and take a 7,000 square-foot building on a 40,000-square foot lot and envision how to turn it into a micro enterprise ecosystem serving low-income entrepreneurs. And while making this plan, you will learn the basics of redevelopment that every jurisdiction needs to know to leverage their existing historic infrastructure to create stronger towns.

Historic Cemetery Marker Cleaning and Repair Workshop, May 7. Learn how to assess monument condition to prioritize treatment. Then practice marker cleaning, leveling and minor repair.

To register for the workshops, use the Heritage Conference website and registration form<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.


A limited number of tickets remain for this year's Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards dinner on May 5 in Salem. The dinner takes place in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Conference but can be purchased separately.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage and raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities. Nominations are encouraged for exceptional and meritorious work. Special consideration is given to the development of new ideas, approaches and innovations.

The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Order tickets through the Excellence Awards website<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/award_info.aspx>.


A Cottage Grove woman and two groups with heritage programming were honored this week at the Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards, presented at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Pendleton.

The Oregon Heritage Tourism Award was given to America's longest running community pageant, the Happy Canyon Indian Pageant and Wild West Night Show, and its 800 volunteers. The award recognizes outstanding incorporation of Oregon's authentic cultural or natural history as a way to draw visitors to the state. Pageant volunteers recreate the history of Pendleton, beginning with the traditions of its native people. They then trace the arrival of settlers in search of a new promised land, and the coming of the cowboys who have forever left their mark on the frontier town. The pageant runs annually in conjunction with the Pendleton Round-Up.

The Outstanding Oregon Tourism Volunteer Award recognized the significant commitment by an individual who exemplify the positive impact volunteers have on Oregon's travel and tourism industry. The award was presented to Marie Longfellow of Cottage Grove, for her work leading the city's graffiti rapid response team. Longfellow voluntarily assists the city in removing graffiti from covered bridges and other high-traffic locations to keep Cottage Grove beautiful.

The Gene Leo Memorial Award recognized an outstanding contribution for a tourism-related activity or attraction focused on Oregon's natural beauty or outdoor recreation. The award was presented to the Willamette Riverkeeper, for its efforts to protect and restore the Willamette River. The group also provides opportunities to learn the geology, biology and history of the Willamette River.


Located in Salem, Deepwood is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of executive director in an established non-profit office. Deepwood is a city owned property consisting of the 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home and over 5 acres of gardens and nature area, and is managed by the non-profit Friends of Deepwood.

Deepwood puts together a schedule of over 50 individual events and programs a year with 3 FTE under the direction of the Executive Director. Responsibilities include: daily management of Deepwood Museum & Gardens, financial management, strategic planning, development and fundraising, grant funding, community outreach, event planning, and serving as liaison to the City of Salem and partner non-profit organizations.

To be considered for this position, viable candidates should submit a comprehensive rsume; a cover letter outlining their experience, education and why they would be a good fit for the position; and five professional references to  board at deepwoodmuseum.org<mailto:board at deepwoodmuseum.org>. This position will remain open until filled. Learn more at DeepwoodMuseum.org


Are there hazardous materials in your collection but you don't know what to do with them? Or do you think you might have problem materials lurking in your collection that you don't even know about? Learn how to handle these problems in a free Connecting to Collections webinar at 10:30 a.m. May 3. Signup for the webinar at http://www.connectingtocollections.org/arsenic-and-old-lace-controlling-hazardous-collection-materials/
The webinar is produced by the national Connecting to Collections Care<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/> organization.

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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