[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-08-12

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Aug 12 10:41:39 PDT 2016

1. Two Oregon Heritage Traditions this weekend
2. Oregon Cultural Trust awards $2.9 million to Oregon cultural organizations
3. Registration open for Oregon Heritage Digitization & Digital Preservation Workshop
4. National Historical Publications & Records Commission Grant Webinars


The Oregon Heritage Tradition designation recognizes those events more than 50 years old that represent what it means to be an Oregonian.

Two Heritage Traditions occurring this weekend include:

-      2016 Astoria Regatta, Astoria, Aug. 10-14. See their website<http://astoriaregatta.com/> for a complete schedule of events.

-      2016 Scandinavian Festival, Junction City, Aug. 11-14. See their website<http://scandinavianfestival.com/about-the-festival/> for a complete schedule of events.


Salem, Ore. - A record 149 grants totaling $2.9 million will be awarded to Oregon's cultural nonprofits by the Oregon Cultural Trust in fiscal year 2016-17, a 9 percent increase over last year. The increase is the direct result of another record year of fundraising.

The awards include a total of $714,045 to the Cultural Trust's five statewide partners (Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office); $714,045 to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions - for regranting in their communities; and $1,433,798 in competitive Cultural Development Grants to a record 99 cultural organizations across the state. Cultural coalition base awards rose from $6,000 to $6,300; total coalition grants include a per capita multiplier that ranges from $15.62 for the Burns Paiute Tribe to .12 for the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.

"The uniqueness of the Cultural Trust in the national landscape is a testament to Oregonians' dedication to supporting culture," said Carole Morse, chair of the Cultural Trust Board. "More than 10,000 families, individuals and businesses invest in the Trust every year to ensure future generations have access to active and culturally vibrant communities."

"It is extremely gratifying to see the numbers continue to rise," said Brian Rogers, the Cultural Trust's executive director. "We are grateful to the legislature for the flexibility to award more of the money we raise to the groups contributing to Oregon's cultural vitality. It's an investment in the creative expression and cultural exchange that makes Oregon so special."

The Cultural Development Grants include first-time awards to 45 organizations and the largest grants ever awarded - $40,000 - to eight groups: The Benton County Historical Society; The Dalles-Wasco County Library Foundation; Japanese Garden; Miracle Theatre Group; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Oregon; Oregon Public Broadcasting; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and Portland Center Stage. More than half of the grants were awarded to organizations outside of the Portland Metro area. Cultural Development Grants fund projects that address access, capacity, creativity and preservation.

See their website<http://www.culturaltrust.org/news/cultural-trust-awards-29-million-oregon-cultural-organizations> for a complete list of organizations awarded grants.


An emergency can happen to any institution at any time. By the end of this workshop, you'll be prepared to create an emergency plan and respond to minor and major disasters so that you can minimize damage to your collections. Instructor Rebecca Elder has over ten years of experience working with history institutions and an MSIS with a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Conservation of Library and Archival materials. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, as well as an active member of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, the Society of American Archivists and the Texas Association of Museums.

Aug. 15, 2016, 9am-12pm, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton
Aug. 16, 2016, 9am-12pm, Deschutes Historical Museum, Bend
Aug. 17, 2016, 9am-12pm, Southern Oregon University Medford Campus, Medford
Aug. 18, 2016, 9am-12pm, Coos Bay History Museum, Coos Bay
Aug. 19, 2016, 9am-12pm, Architectural Heritage Center, Portland *Workshop is FULL but contact katie.henry at oregon.gov<mailto:katie.henry at oregon.gov> to be put on the wait list*

Visit here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/2016OC2CWorkshops.aspx> for more information or to register.  These workshops are free in thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

If you have questions contact Katie Henry at 503.986.0671 or katie.henry at oregon.gov.


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may preserve and process historical records to:

-      Create new online Finding Aids to collections

-      Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online

The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.

A grant normally is for one or two years and for up to $100,000. The Commission expects to make up to 10 grants in this category for a total of up to $700,000. The cost share requirement for these grants is 25% of total project costs. Grants begin no earlier than 1 July 2017.

Deadlines: DRAFT 29 September 2016; FINAL 6 December 2016.

Webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, 17 August @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern <https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=86764535>

Thursday, 25 August @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern <https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=87508535>

Thursday, 1 September @ 2:00 p.m. Eastern <https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=87508535>

Webinar attendees will need to click on the links above that correspond to the appropriate date in order to join the event. Upon clicking the link, attendees will be asked to enter their name and email address. You do not need to pre-register for these webinars. Please email alexander.lorch at nara.gov<mailto:alexander.lorch at nara.gov> if you have any questions.

Visit here<https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/archival.html> for more information about the grant, eligibility, and requirements.

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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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