[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-11-16

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Nov 16 14:30:17 PST 2016


In this issue:
1. Oregon Heritage Exchange blog features heritage Eagle Scout projects
2. Portland open space sequence featured in National Building Museum exhibit
3. Exhibit Specialist job opening at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
4. Connecting to Collections free webinar Dec 8
5. Request for Qualifications as Regional Destination Management Organization
6. UBC online workshop: Activating the Soft Power of Cultural Institutions
7. Parking fees waived for Oregon State Parks Nov 25


OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE BLOG FEATURES HERITAGE EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS

The newest blog features one way to get some work done at heritage sites while also engaging youth. Learn about two Boy Scouts who completed a heritage related service project in order to gain Eagle Scout status, the highest rank and achievement for Boy Scouts. The newest blog post can be found here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/getting-heritage-work-done-through-eagle-scout-projects/>.


PORTLAND OPEN SPACE SEQUENCE FEATURED IN NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM EXHIBIT

The work of Landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin is featured in an exhibit in the National Building Museum from now through April 16, 2017. Halprin's name may seem familiar to many of you because he designed the Portland Open Space Sequence, a series of public plazas in downtown Portland. This sequence was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in March 2013. The Portland project is just one of Halprin's projects featured in the National Building Museum exhibit titled The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin<http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/lawrence-halprin.html>. Other projects include the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Yosemite Fall Corridor and Ghirardelli Square in California. This exhibit also has a comprehensive online<http://tclf.org/sites/default/files/microsites/halprinlegacy/index.html> component.

To read more about the Portland Open Space Sequence and other Oregon historic and cultural landscapes, visit a previous Oregon Heritage Exchange post: We're in the landscape business!<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/were-in-the-landscape-business/>


EXHIBIT SPECIALIST JOB OPENING AT THE NATIONAL HISTORIC OREGON TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, a Bureau of Land Management facility in Baker City, Oregon, is seeking an exhibit specialist to manage permanent exhibits, design, fabricate and install special exhibits, work with the interpretive team on educational products, design graphics and signs. More information and application is available at www.usajobs.gov<http://www.usajobs.gov>

DEU - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/456452400

Merit - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/456455500


CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS FREE WEBINAR DEC 8

Each month www.connectingtocollections.org<http://www.connectingtocollections.org> provides free collections care webinars. The following webinar is coming up:

Dec. 8, 2016, 2pm (Eastern Time)
Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you?<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/wireless-environmental-monitoring/>

You can also access past webinars by visiting http://www.connectingtocollections.org/archives/.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AS REGIONAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION

The Oregon Tourism Commission (OTC), doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state's $10.8 billion tourism industry.

Oregon law regarding use of state transient lodging tax stipulates that, "20 percent must be used to implement a Regional Cooperative Tourism Program<https://t.e2ma.net/click/h1n3r/pv851c/ls3wbh>".
Travel Oregon is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from entities interested in seeking designation as a Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO). Travel Oregon currently recognizes one RDMO for each of Oregon's seven designated tourism regions.

Regional Destination Management Organizations are tasked with building and implementing a 2-year tourism destination management plan for their respective region based on the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines<https://t.e2ma.net/click/h1n3r/pv851c/1k4wbh>. The Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines define eligibility, requirements and expectations of RDMOs.
The RFQ and all supporting documentation are due by Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. PST.

RFQ details and Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines may be found at Industry.TravelOregon.com/RFQ<https://t.e2ma.net/click/h1n3r/pv851c/hd5wbh>


UBC ONLINE WORKSHOP: ACTIVATING THE SOFT POWER OF CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

The international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is offering a new online workshop: "Activating the Soft Power of Cultural Institutions" by Ngaire Blankenberg (Lord Cultural Resources), starting Nov 30. This workshop can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an international professional learning program delivered 100% online.

Online Workshop: Activating the Soft Power of Cultural Institutions<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-activating-soft-power-cultural-institutions/uc034>
Three scheduled online sessions. Wed Nov 30, Dec 7 & 14 from 9am-11am Pacific Time

Typically, an institution's community engagement happens at the level of public programs or marketing. In this workshop, explore the ways in which cultural institutions can become more responsive, relevant and trust-worthy to play a more significant role in the lives of communities. Students explore the concept of soft power and its contemporary application to museums; how to evaluate the work of cultural institutions; and, the ways that cultural institutions, museums and civil society can better collaborate on an institutional and individual basis. Get concrete tips on how to improve your own practice, consider new work processes, and new organizational structures.

Instructor: Ngaire Blankenberg is European Director and Principal Consultant at Lord Cultural Resources, the world's largest museum and cultural professional practice, where she advises museums, the private sector and governments on ways to develop their cultural assets for public benefit. She is co-author, with Gail Lord, of Cities, Museums and Soft Power (2015), which urges museums to play a more vital role in creating equitable, inclusive and empowering cities. Her latest book, Planning the Digital Museum, will be released in early 2017.

For more information and to register, please visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/study-topic/cultural-planning-development


PARKING FEES WAIVED FOR OREGON STATE PARKS NOV 25

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to visit state parks for free on Nov. 25. For the second successive year, the department will wave day-use parking fees at the 26 state parks the charge them.

"We invite you to join a new tradition: Green Friday," said OPRD Director Lisa Sumption. "Why not skip the mall, and instead come out to play with your family and friends at your favorite state park?"

To help celebrate, the nonprofit Oregon State Parks Foundation is hosting special events at L.L Stub Stewart State Park, Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Champoeg State Heritage Area and Silver Falls State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot drinks and snacks will be available, and visitors will be able to deposit entry forms for drawings to win prizes from Columbia Sportswear, Keen Footwear, REI and Leatherman Tools. Entry forms are obtained by registering at www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org<http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org>. Completed forms must be brought to one of the four participating parks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. KINK-FM radio will host a special promotional appearance by Music Director Jared from noon to 2 p.m. at Champoeg.

Parking is free year-round at almost all state parks; the waiver applies to the 26 parks that charge $5 daily for parking. The waiver applies from open to close on Nov. 25, except at Shore Acres State Park, where it expires at 3 p.m. for the Holiday Lights event that runs Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. A list of parks that require day-use parking permits is at http://bit.ly/OregonStateParksParking.

Visit the Oregon State Parks website for directions to each park: www.oregonstateparks.org<http://www.oregonstateparks.org>.



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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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