[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-02-05

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Feb 5 10:08:55 PST 2016

In this issue:
1. Tourism, Cultural Trust grant applications available
2. First Heritage Conference keynote speaker announced
3. Governor declares Black History Month
4. Oregon Humanities seeks conversation leaders
5. We're 157. It's time to party!
6. Bend author to debut book


Travel Oregon and the Oregon Cultural Trust both announced this week that applications for their grants are now available.

Updated guidelines for the Cultural Trust's cultural development grants are now posted<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001paCqoUVrb7iV7avQYOv274fvI21sx0XnJltWI9IFwuhRqN_8HJDLhvVtdYSBLO9jJ_OQ_ITywI4SIzzSLJoqqYkxC-ynzcTr1TG9ZEmHyg9UP7-qm2z_o87NjmPGyh7XPFjeVHHIFOd7aGwml4X_yGhVXN__dy1aQcWxCBleRp2CDYNSZPDdK-4XdRkSIOcYFidlZxPNpmiazIOidyj5C2z5RQnNcZpAH33_HmuA49S5wPHeHnZ3VVK_LEDLnwr-rGJN0zmV9X1lCi0xBGU5SnlzyMJjK0PhRi34e9-5Tqe_b77UkX29n1ud4zeLotPEtCUD15ae4_YHxb27tLJm_aixP03Rc51Itpn5O0g9r9apU7qNfqafiGikAdCsJRrLqvkIaqmQSbM=&c=-iQqpt7WrkYuO8LdJXJGWFqk2gnfJ1f1Rj70OxFFr0IaN_phDXJcpQ==&ch=wWJxLOsbMPInXmZGqs6CyJ-7F_FG_0gPVbYVkCRhol-eQNbVhkMcpw==>. Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four application categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. This round of grants is for projects and activities that will occur between Aug.1, 2016 and July 30, 2017. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. April 22.

Travel Oregon announced the opening of matching grant opportunities<http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/matching-grants-program/oregon-tourism-commission-matching-grants-program/>. The program makes awards for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the tourism economy in local communities in support of Travel Oregon's mission of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies."  Projects should target the development of tourism infrastructure or strategic collaborative marketing initiatives that align with local, regional or statewide efforts and increase the likelihood of visitation from outside the local area. Partnerships with local, regional and statewide tourism organizations, economic development and/or government organizations and tourism-related businesses are key to a successful grant application.


Bob Beatty, the chief operating officer of the American Association for State and Local History, will be one of the keynote speakers at this year's Oregon Heritage Conference<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>. A second speaker will be announced next week.

The conference will take place May 4-6 in Salem. Its theme is "16 Going on 20, 50, 100: Reflecting on the Past, Capitolizing on the Present and Building the Future." The theme highlights several major heritage anniversaries, including the 20th anniversary of the first meeting of the Oregon Heritage Commission and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

"I wholeheartedly believe commemoration is one of the best tools in our toolbox," says Beatty. "Done well, anniversaries offer us opportunities to engage the public in a variety of ways." His talk will take place by special arrangement in the House chambers of the State Capitol.

Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is organizing the conference.
Conference attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from historical societies, museums, archives, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism industry, economic development, staff from local, state, and federal governments, genealogists and professional historians and preservationists.

The conference includes workshops, tours, inter-active sessions, receptions, the Oregon Heritage Fellows, and the annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.


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Noting the rich heritage of Black achievements in Oregon and how knowledge of them encourages younger generations, Governor Kate Brown on Feb. 4 declared the month Black History Month and encouraged all Oregonians to participate in the observance.


Oregon Humanities is looking for Conversation Project leaders from all walks of life and levels of experience who can lead open and lively conversations.

The Conversation Project<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/conversation-project/> brings people together to talk--across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds--about issues and ideas. Whether you're an experienced facilitator or just eager to learn, have a deep knowledge of one subject area or a broad interest in many, the Conversation Project is an opportunity to explore ideas, hone your skills, and connect with Oregonians across the state.

Visit www.oregonhumanities.org<http://www.oregonhumanities.org>  to learn more about the Conversation Project and read the full request for proposals.
To apply, please complete the online application and submit your résumé by March 18. For more information contact Eloise Holland at (503) 241-0543, ext.123, or e.holland at oregonhumanities.org<mailto:e.holland at oregonhumanities.org>


The Oregon State Capitol will be the site Feb. 13 of a birthday party for the state. The event which highlights the anniversary of the state's entrance into the United States will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Birthday events include covered wagons on display, costumed historic interpreters from Oregon's Champoeg State Park, performances by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association, an original State Constitution on display in the Rotunda, kids activities and gift bags, and, of course, birthday cake, while supplies last. The presenting sponsors are the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Capitol History Gateway. Watch a short video about Oregon's birthday party here<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Vw_6p7ssADPrqeNQfrcrTcL9xjINph_liN98lXI5vU3ukgXBPaMfc6FdNie1mUedKtP0hLrptS6S8oHq4qKDqaxduuspSIl5qXTtf0KbptoOCXlj_U2Pefyys_s15c4rQO1sgI_venOpG9Ay7B7V0QMf2EOkBMJ9s5Qj5RiMWVrk2N9ufJUvjCIa43XieHlsinU8Pk8KjoqeTUnZMrmI5h2UKSAdDxUlY5NBeD7QupI=&c=4O4249v0UcEA5_YCuuaRposvKBA1tIbB0F1pdlUuCwUOEjbWLy67Gw==&ch=PH3hUS5iRmwChwBn9DD3d5jnV23OHeWsxxtGTKdxeKIpdoktBKH8mg==>


Les Joslin will talk about and sign copies of his new book "Legendary Locals of Bend" at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend.

The book includes biographies of a mix of local legends such as John Charles Fremont, publisher George Palmer Putnam, economist William A. Niskanen, and athlete Ashton Eaton who gained national prominence and more ordinary people "who have done and continue to do extraordinary things in an extraordinary place." Call 541-389-1813 for information or visit www.deschuteshistory.org<http://www.deschuteshistory.org>

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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