[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-10-06

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1. Two new commissioners appointed to Oregon Heritage Commission
2. Early Bird Registration for the Oregon Museum Association Conference ends Oct 14
3. Oregon Migrations Symposium Nov 17
4. Two Oregon advocacy commission meeting notices
5. Oregon's print cartooning history featured in Oregon Heritage Exchange blog
6. Public comment opportunity on Goal 5 rule amendment
7. Clackamas County seeks Heritage Coordinator
8. Eagle Point National Cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic Places
9. Preservation technology & training grant opportunity
10. Heritage capital improvement grant opportunity


TWO NEW COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO OREGON HERITAGE COMMISSION

Laura Ferguson of Bend and Matías Trejo De Dios of Salem have been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to four-year terms on the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Ferguson is the Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. She holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While earning her Ph.D., Ferguson worked with the University of California, Berkeley's Teaching American History program, which supported history education in K-12 classrooms. She also served as a visiting assistant professor at Whitman College, where she taught classes on U.S. history and the history of the American West. While at Whitman, she served as the faculty adviser to the student-led American Indian Association and collaborated with colleagues across the campus to improve both the management of and access to the college's history, natural history, and art collections.

Trejo De Dios has worked for the State of Oregon since 1997. His work with the state includes Internet Technology, Marketing, Bilingual Communications, Multimedia Production and Employment. Trejo De Dios is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO).He is a Board Member of the Willamette ESD, a member of the Programming Board of Radio Movimiento, KPCN 95.9FM in Woodburn, and he has served as a member of the City of Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board. He is part of the Spanish media, and has produced various radio and television programs in Oregon during the last decade. He also works as an Education Specialist for the Salem and Silverton hospitals in the area of First Time Dads education.

"We are excited to have these two new members," noted Kuri Gill, interim Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator, "They both have insight and background that will greatly support the commission's work."

The Commissioners will both be attending their first meeting in Cottage Grove, October 16-17. For more information on the commission visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact Kuri Gill<mailto:kuri.gill at oregon.gov>.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR THE OREGON MUSEUM ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ENDS OCT 14

Each year, museum professionals from throughout Oregon gather to explore best practices and innovative ideas. OMA conferences are an opportunity to network and explore challenges and opportunities unique to Oregon museums. This year, OMA meets in Eugene, October 23-25 and will hold multiple sessions around the theme Engage!  The director of Multnomah County Library, Vailey Oehlke<https://multcolib.org/about/director-biography>, will be the keynote speaker.

Conference prices:

Early Bird Member (ends Oct. 14): $75
Early Bird Non-Member (ends Oct. 14): $125

Member: $95
Non-Member: $145

Visit the OMA Conference website<http://www.oregonmuseums.org/AnnualMeeting> for more information and to register.


OREGON MIGRATIONS SYMPOSIUM NOV 17

With co-organizers Dr. Dan Tichenor and Dr. Bob Bussel, the Oregon Historical Quarterly, in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the UO Labor Education Research Center, has organized the Oregon Migration Symposium (http://ohs.org/events/oregon-migrations-day-2.cfm). Migration has been central to life in Oregon for thousands of years and has become especially poignant since non-Native people began resettling here during the 1830s and 1840s. Oregonians have long engaged in complex debates about which peoples are entitled to certain rights and responsibilities as residents of the state - from notions of Manifest Destiny to black and Asian exclusion laws to tribal treaty negotiations and termination to welcoming late-twentieth-century refugees to recent political struggles over tuition equity and drivers' licenses for undocumented immigrants. Join us for presentations in which scholars and holders of community history investigate the various ways that Oregon inhabitants and newcomers have shaped each other through time. The program is completely free of charge and open to the public.


TWO PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES

Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA)
Monday, October 10, 2016
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Agenda items will include a legislative discussion and other topics of interest to the Commission. This is also a notice of intent to amend the OCHA Bylaws.

The public can attend this meeting at:
The Lincoln Building
421 SW Oak Street
Ste 770 Conference Room
Portland, OR 97204

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs (OCBA)
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The meeting will cover Commissioners' reports and other topics of interest to the Commission.

Public may attend the meeting at:
Concordia University
George R. White Library, Room 120
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211
NOTE: This is a new venue

Guest speaker: David Rogers, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon

These meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 to request accommodations for people with disabilities.

Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 with questions.


OREGON'S PRINT CARTOONING HISTORY FEATURED IN OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE BLOG

The Oregon Heritage Exchange blog's newest post<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/oregons-print-cartooning-history-featured-in-oct-15-symposium/> features an upcoming symposium on Oregon's print cartooning history, UNDERGROUND USA. The symposium is on Oct. 15 and is presented by the Oregon Cartoon Institute and was created in partnership with UO Comics & Cartooning and PSU Comics Studies, and with support from Oregon Historical Society.


PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY ON GOAL 5 RULE AMENDMENT

the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) organized a citizen Rule 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. Meeting details and information regarding the process and related documents are available on the DLCD website here<http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/Pages/Goal5HistoricResourceRulemaking.aspx>, including an agenda and staff report for the meeting, listing of the members of the RAC and instructions on how to comment on the rule revision. A general fact sheet is available here<http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/docs/rulemaking/Historic_Rule_FAQ_20160819.pdf>.

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.

Please direct both questions regarding the process and comments for consideration by the RAC 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.


CLACKAMAS COUNTY SEEKS HERITAGE COORDINATOR

Clackamas County is seeking a highly skilled, passionate professional with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to plan, develop, organize, promote and coordinate heritage activities throughout Clackamas County. This position will not duplicate or replace existing Heritage efforts within Clackamas County but is intended to support and facilitate collaboration between existing heritage entities. We are looking for a strategic thinker who can develop a sustainable business model and organization that will further the mission of the Heritage Coordination Project:

It is the mission of the Heritage Coordination Project to build lasting local capacity and commitment for protecting, enhancing, promoting and sharing heritage expertise and resources within Clackamas County to include:


·         Effective stewardship of locally-owned museum collections and archives;

·         Preservation of local historic and cultural resources; and

·         A sustainable network of financially secure local heritage organizations and institutions.

In pursuit of this Mission, the Heritage Project Coordinator will work with the heritage community to develop a supported strategy with the target implementation date of June 30, 2017.

The Heritage Project Manager will conduct research and provide a recommendation regarding the options and feasibility of a long-term sustainable Heritage Organization that will support the mission of the Heritage community within Clackamas County.  The position will be housed and supported by the Business and Community Services Department.

Full job description is available at:
https://hrapp.clackamas.us/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&

The deadline to apply for this position is October 24, 2016.


EAGLE POINT NATIONAL CEMETERY LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

Eagle Point National Cemetery was originally created in 1952 to serve the burial needs of veterans domiciled at Camp White, a World War II-era military training center near Medford, Oregon. It is located one mile east of Eagle Point and 14 miles northeast of Medford, in Jackson County. Located along Riley Road at the southern end of the Rogue River Valley, the 43-acre cemetery provides scenic views of the city of Eagle Point and the surrounding valley.

The first burial at Eagle Point National Cemetery occurred in March 1952; by the time of the cemetery dedication on Memorial Day, there were six interments. The 7.5 developed acres of the cemetery remained relatively unchanged until the late 1980s. In 1973, the cemetery entered the national cemetery system following the consolidation of veterans' cemeteries under the authority of the Veterans Administration (VA). After becoming a national cemetery, the property underwent gradual improvements to accommodate the growing veteran population and to provide new burial space for the national cemetery system. As a result, Eagle Point National Cemetery reflects the evolution of the VA's cemetery program from one of caring for veterans through domiciliary programs to overseeing the national cemetery system.

Eagle Point National Cemetery is one of two national cemeteries in Oregon. The second is Willamette National Cemetery, which was the first national cemetery in the northwest United States and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in July, 2016.

As of February 2016, Eagle Point National Cemetery contains 19,893 interments. With burials beginning in 1951, Willamette National Cemetery contained 151,043 interments as of June 2012.

The National Park Service has stated that all National Cemeteries are to be considered eligible for listing in the National Register "as a result of their Congressional designation as nationally significant places of burial and commemoration." The Eagle Point National Cemetery was recommended for listing in the National Register by the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation in their June 2016 meeting.

The National Register 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 listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY & TRAINING GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The National Park Service (NPS) has opened the application period for 2017  Preservation Technology and Training  Grants (PTT Grants) to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. The PTT Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service's innovation center for the preservation community. NCPTT has set aside $300,000 for the grant program, pending the availability of funding.

Kirk Cordell, Deputy Associate Director for Science, Technology & Training, said "NCPTT's grants program supports innovative projects that develop new tools and technologies to improve the preservation of the nation's historic resources."

The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  *   Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $25,000 to $40,000)
  *   Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $15,000 to $25,000)
  *   How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000)

The maximum grant award is $40,000. The actual grant award amount is dependent on the scope of the proposed activity. NCPTT does not fund "bricks and mortar" grants.

NCPTT funds projects within several overlapping disciplinary areas.  These include:

  *   Archeology
  *   Architecture
  *   Collections Management
  *   Engineering
  *   Historic Landscapes
  *   Materials Conservation

In order to focus research efforts, NCPTT requests innovative proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas:

  *   Climate Change Impacts
  *   Disaster Planning and Response
  *   Modeling and Managing Big Data
  *   Innovative Techniques for Documentation
  *   Protective Coatings and Treatments

Other research topics may be considered for funding.

Who may apply?

  *   U.S. universities and colleges,
  *   U.S. non-profit organizations: museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activity, and
  *   government agencies in the U.S.: National Park Service and other federal, state, territorial and local government agencies, as well as Hawaiian Natives, Native American and Alaska Native tribes and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

Other organizations can participate only as contractors to eligible U.S. partners. Grants funds support only portions of projects that are undertaken or managed directly by U.S. partners and expended in the U.S. and its territories.

Applications must be submitted using Grants.gov<http://www.grants.gov/>. Search in Grants.gov<http://grants.gov/> for Funding Opportunity #P16AS00579, under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.923 or 2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT Thursday, November 3, 2016.  If the project is funded, applicants should expect to be able to begin work no sooner than July 2017. For questions about the  please contact NCPTT at 318-356-7444<tel:318-356-7444>.


HERITAGE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Heritage Capital Improvement Grants<https://www.mthoodterritory.com/Scripts/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/Document_Center/HeritageGrants/1617Heritagegrantoverview.pdf> are intended to provide support for capital improvements, unique opportunities or unforeseen needs. Any County-based individual or organization with a need related to heritage AND possessing visitor-facing* (tourism) programming may apply for Heritage Capital Improvement Grant assistance. Please take this Visitor Readiness Survey<https://www.mthoodterritory.com/Scripts/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/Document_Center/VisitorReadinessAssessment.pdf> to assess your organization's strength and weaknesses based on this nationally-accepted Visitor Ready criteria. Application is made via Letter of Intent and must be accompanied by a completed budget sheet<https://www.mthoodterritory.com/Scripts/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/Document_Center/HeritageGrants/1617Heritagebudgetsheet.docx>.

Applications for FY 16/17 will be accepted between July 1, 2016 and June 20, 2017, or until all grant funds are expended. The Heritage Capital Improvement Grants are offered as a pilot program and is subject to Board discretion and annual review. Minimum grant request: $500. Maximum grant request: $20,000.



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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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