[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-05-31

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Tue May 31 14:14:25 PDT 2016

In this issue:
1. Archaeology Roadshow slated June 4 in Portland
2. Interpretation training June 13-16
3. Humanities grants support responsive programs
4. Historic Columbia River Highway events heavy in June


Celebrate this region's archaeology from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4 at the Portland State University Archaeology Roadshow. This year's theme, "The Archaeology of Dwellings," is designed to get visitors thinking about the universal importance of home, and the diversity of structures and places that fill that need. From the remains of semi-subterranean pit houses to historic bungalows, these resources have stories to tell about the people who built and lived in them. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the plaza at PSU's Hoffman Hall, next to the Farmers Market, at 1833 SW 11th Ave.

Presentations and activities are hosted by archaeologists and community members with local and traditional knowledge from universities, federal and state agencies, tribes, archaeology companies, and nonprofit organizations. A panel of experts in archaeology, paleontology and geology will be on hand to identify the personal artifacts visitors bring. Stone, bone, woven, plant and historical items are welcome. Please do not bring live plants or animals. No appraisals will be given; the Archaeology Roadshow does not authenticate or value items for sale.

For more information on the Roadshow, visit: www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow<http://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow>   The event is sponsored with a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and is also supported by other organizations, businesses and individuals.


The National Association for Interpretation is offering June 13-16 at the Oregon State Capitol an interpretive guide training course for individuals who will be delivering interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites. Those who take the course have the option to become certified by taking an exam at the end of the course.

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for interpreters to improve presentation and communication techniques and combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This 32-hour course includes:

n  history, definition, and principles of interpretation,

n  making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic,

n  using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts in interpretive programs
    presentation and communication skills,

n  materials and a workbook, and

n  an optional certification exam.

For more information, visit the course registration site<https://www.interpnet.com/nai/nai/_events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CIG061316> or contact instructor Jamie Little<mailto:rovingnaturalist at outlook.com> at (541)797-6544 or (503) 779-3018.


Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grants support programs created in response to timely issues or events. These programs may be part of an organization's regular programming and may be in-person events or online efforts. The issues or events that they respond to may be local, statewide, national, or global.

Awards of up to $1,000 are made on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes in Oregon. Organizations that are not nonprofits may apply using a fiscal sponsor.

Oregon Humanities is committed to awarding grants within four weeks of receiving proposals. Awards will be made until funding runs out or the end of our fiscal year (Oct. 31), whichever comes first.

For more information visit the program grant website<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/responsive-program-grants/> or contact program officer Annie Kaffen<mailto:a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org> at (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext. 116 .


The centennial of the Historic Columbia River Highway hits high speed this month with events at Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Troutdale, Springdale, Hood River, Portland and Crown Point. A complete listing of the events throughout the year is available at the highway's website<http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/HCRH/Pages/Centennial.aspx?utm_source=Historic+Highway+Newsletter+-+May+2016+&utm_campaign=May+2016+newsletter&utm_medium=email>.

The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. June 23 at the Hood River Fire Station (1785 Meyer Parkway). The meeting will include presentations on highway trail construction updates, Columbia Gorge Express, Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative Assessment's outcomes, and review of centennial events.

The highway's centennial has been declared a Statewide Celebration by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

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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