[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-12-30

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Dec 30 09:57:32 PST 2016

1. Vale IOOF Hall listed in the National Register of Historic Places
2. Newell Pioneer Village hiring museum assistant director
3. Last days to claim the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit
4. Goal 5 Rule amendment update


The Vale IOOF Hall was constructed in 1908 and served as a center for community activities in the town of Vale for several decades. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #100 was founded in 1885 in Glennville, Oregon, and moved (including its meeting hall) to Vale in 1887 when that city became the seat of the newly-formed Malheur County. Like many IOOF organizations across the state, the Vale Lodge served the cultural and social needs of the small town of Vale, playing a significant role in the civic and social development of the town. In addition to fulfilling the IOOF's mission to "Visit the Sick, Relieve the Distressed, Bury the Dead, and Educate the Orphan," it also served as a dance hall and meeting space for most fraternal organizations in the community, as well as the location of several Vale businesses in its two storefronts on the ground floor. Designed by regionally prolific architect Herbert W. Bond, the two-story, brick and stone building stands prominently at the primary intersection in town, directly across the street from the Drexel Hotel, also designed by Bond, built almost simultaneously with the IOOF Hall, and also listed in the National Register.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their February 2016 meeting. The Vale IOOF Hall becomes the fifth building in Vale to be listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Permanent part-time (fluctuates seasonally) with a start day of 2/15/2017.   Requirements - high school education, reliable transportation, able to work weekends during season, museum or teaching experience preferred.  Duties - responsible for school group tours and activities; assist with booking and working events including weddings; develop educational programs within a living history environment.  For a complete job description or to submit cover letter and resume no later than Jan 15, 2017, email info at newellpioneervillage.com<mailto:info at newellpioneervillage.com> or mail to Newell Pioneer Village, 8087 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul, OR 97137.  Please do not apply in person.


The Oregon Cultural Trust was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2002 as an ongoing funding engine for arts and culture across the state. This also includes heritage related projects and organizations. OCT has several grant programs which fund five statewide partners (including the Oregon Heritage Commission), 45 County and Tribal Coalitions, and qualified cultural nonprofits. In 2015 Oregonians gave $4.56 million to the Cultural Trust, an all-time record. Sixty percent of that went straight back to the field. The remaining 40 percent helped grow OCT's permanent fund.

This is how the tax credit works:

-          Keep track of all of your donations to cultural nonprofits in Oregon

-          Match the total donated to the those nonprofits with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust

-          Receive a 100% tax credit on your gift to the Cultural Trust (You can donate all you like to The Trust, but the tax credit is limited to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for C-class corporations)

Visit www.culturaltrust.org<http://www.culturaltrust.org> to learn more about this unique tax credit or to learn more about what OCT supports.


The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) organized a citizen Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) to consider revisions to the Goal 5 Rule "Natural Resources, Scenic and Historic Areas, and Open Spaces," as it pertains to historic resources. The rule revision was requested by the Governor's office due to discrepancies between jurisdictions in how the Goal 5 Rule is applied and potential conflicts between the federal National Register of Historic Places and local land use processes, among other items. The RAC was authorized by a unanimous vote of the present members of the Land Conservation and Development Commission at their July 22nd meeting in Boardman, OR.

The Historic Resources Rulemaking Advisory Committee completed its recommendation to the Land Conservation and Development Commission regarding proposed amendments to the administrative rule implementing Statewide Planning Goal 5 for historic resources.
The advisory committee recommendation is available here<http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/docs/rulemaking/OAR660-023-0200_RACrecommendation.pdf>.  The file includes a mark-up of the existing rule showing the proposed additions and deletions (pages 1-6) and a clean version showing just the proposed amendments (pages 7-11).

Instructions on how to comment on the proposed amendment to the Land Conservation and Development Commission follow:

The Land Conservation and Development Commission will conduct a hearing on draft amendments to the historic resources rule at its January 25-27, 2017 meeting in St. Helens, Oregon.  The meeting agenda is not complete so the time for the hearing on the Goal 5 rule is not known at this time.  It is expected to be on Friday, January 27.  When the agenda is issued, it will be available here<http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/Pages/meetings.aspx> and a link will be posted on this page.

A staff report to the commission will be distributed approximately two weeks before the hearing.  The report will also be available here<http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/Pages/meetings.aspx>.

The commission will accept oral and written testimony.  Persons who wish to testify are requested to follow these guidelines:

  *   Complete a Testimony Sign Up Form, provided at the meeting handout table
  *   Provide written testimony in advance to amie.abbott at state.or.us<mailto:amie.abbott at state.or.us> and casaria.taylor at state.or.us<mailto:casaria.taylor at state.or.us> (January 17 is the deadline to submit advance testimony if you wish to have the commission review it prior to the meeting).  If you are unable to supply materials in advance, please bring 20 copies to the meeting for distribution to the commission, staff and members of the public (January 17 is the deadline to submit advance testimony if you wish to have the commission review it prior to the meeting).  If you are unable to supply materials in advance, please bring 20 copies to the meeting for distribution to the commission, staff and members of the public
  *   Recognize that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony
  *   Endorse, rather than repeat, testimony of other witnesses with whom you agree

The commission has added the option of testifying by videoconference when the commission is holding a traveling meeting.  The videoconferencing will be available at the department's office in Salem: Basement Hearing Room, 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.  Please note that the quality of video technology is not guaranteed.  In addition, written testimony will only be provided electronically.  Therefore, if your testimony is critical, please plan to attend the meeting in person.
Those testifying by videoconference are asked to follow the above guidelines for public testimony.

Please direct to Rob Hallyburton, Community Services Division Manager at rob.hallyburton at state.or.us<mailto:rob.hallyburton at state.or.us> or at Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, 635 Capitol Street NE, Suite 150, Salem, OR 97301-2540.

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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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