[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-10-20

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Oct 20 15:18:17 PDT 2016

1. Todd Mayberry selected as new Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator
2. OAS announces 2017 school field trips grant program
3. Pacific and Clatsop Counties celebrate Hometown Tourism Day Nov 11
4. NPI seminar on section 106 in Salem Nov 1-3
5. Deadline approaches for OWHC Research Fellowship
6. Call for Oregon History Day 2017 judges
7. Corvallis Historic Preservation Plan Public Workshops Oct 20


Todd Mayberry of Portland has been selected to serve as Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator. He will begin this role on November 1, 2016.

Todd Mayberry, previously the Director of Collections and Exhibits at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment, graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in History, received an MA in Museology from the University of Washington. He has undergone additional professional training through the University of Victoria's Cultural Resource Management Diploma Program and the University of Minnesota's Project Management Certificate Program. Mayberry has over fifteen years of preservation and cultural resource management experience having served at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and the Minnesota Historical Society. He has managed numerous projects funded through foundation, county, state and federal grants. Most recent is the Minidoka Oral History Project funded through the National Park Service's Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

"We are eagerly awaiting Todd's arrival.," said Chrissy Curran, Oregon Heritage Manager of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. "His background and experience is especially well suited for the job and he will be a great fit with the Oregon Heritage team."

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity. There are also nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. The Heritage Commission is part of Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or visit the Commission's website at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.


The Oregon Archaeological Society (OAS) is pleased to announce its 2017 School Field Trips Grant Program. The program is designed to help expose public school students (grades 3-12) to archaeologically or historically important locations, resources, or experiences in the Pacific Northwest or to special archaeology-themed exhibits in the region.

Last year OAS grants helped over 250 students from Portland, Eugene and Hillsboro visit locations such as the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Columbia Hills State Park, the Lelooska Foundation Living History Program, and the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

OAS provides field trip grants, scholarships, and other support to increase public awareness, knowledge and interest in the archaeological resources and the cultures that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Field Trip grant applications are due by December 1, 2016.

Interested parties can learn more about the program and download the grant application form at the OAS website (http://www.oregonarchaeological.org/school-field-trips-grant-program/). OAS has also set up a special email address (schooltrips at oregonarchaeological.org<mailto:schooltrips at oregonarchaeological.org>) for questions.

Teachers will find a great webpage full of ideas for possible trips at http://www.oregonarchaeological.org/places-to-visit/. Teachers are also encouraged to submit their own ideas for field trips.


Several Pacific and Clatsop County sites are working together to offer free or reduced admissions or special offers on Nov. 11 to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer.  Here is a list of the activities available this sixth annual Hometown Tourism Day.

  *   Northwest Carriage Museum - 314 Alder Street, Raymond, Washington - $1.00 off admission and 10% gift shop discount, 10:00-4:00
  *   Pacific County Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center - milepost 54, Hwy 101, South Bend, Washington - free admission, 12:00-3:00
  *   Cranberry Museum - 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach, Washington - free admission, 10:00-5:00
  *   World Kite Museum - 303 Sid Snyder Drive West, Long Beach, Washington - free admission, 11:00-5:00
  *   Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau -  3914 Pacific Way (corner of Highways 101 and 103), Seaview, Washington - free canvas bag filled with information on local sites, 9:00-5:00
  *   Cape Disappointment State Park - Ilwaco, Washington - free park admission, $5 admission to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 10:00-5:00
  *   Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum - 115 SE Lake Street, Ilwaco, Washington - free admission and Tabletop Tourism exhibit ,10:00-4:00
  *   Fort Columbia State Park - Chinook, Washington - free admission to the grounds including trails, dawn to dusk
  *   Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Washington, 3 miles east of Astoria Bridge - free admission, cider and cookies, 1:00-3:00
  *   Astoria Riverfront Trolley -  board at any trolley stop from Basin Street to 39th, Astoria, Oregon- ride for free, 12:00-6:00
  *   Hanthorn Cannery Museum at Pier 39 - 100  39th Street, Astoria, Oregon - free admission, 9:00-6:00
  *   Columbia River Maritime Museum - 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon - free Quarter Deck magazine for local residents, 9:30-5:00
  *   Astoria Column - Astoria, Oregon - celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, free parking, 9:00-5:00
  *   Lewis and Clark National Historical Park - Fort Clatsop, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, Oregon- free admission and ranger programs, 9:00-5:00
  *   Fort Stevens State Park - Warrenton - Wild Mushroom Hike, meet at Battery Russell, 1:00
  *   Seaside Museum & Historical Society - 570 Necanicum  Drive, Seaside, Oregon - free admission, 10:00-3:00
  *   Cannon Beach History Center & Museum - 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon - free admission, cookies and coffee, 11:00-5:00


Section 106: An Introduction
Salem, OR-November 1-3, 2016

Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws. Read full agenda<http://www.npi.org/sem-106i.html>.


NPI, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage.


The Oregon Women's History Consortium<http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/> will be awarding two annual research fellowships for 2017: a Junior Research Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship. The expansion of our research fellowship is based on the positive response to our initial fellowship award in 2016. Our research fellowship continues the consortium's long-standing goal of supporting scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women's history.

The OWHC Research Fellowships are annual awards for $1,000 each. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

  *   Undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates should apply to the Junior Research Fellowship.

  *   Academic and independent historians and scholars should apply to the Senior Research Fellowship.

Applications can be downloaded from the Oregon Women's History Consortium website's Fellowship<http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/fellowship/> page.


The Oregon Historical Society is looking for judges for the 2017 Oregon History Day program! Information on the program and details on judging are below:

About Oregon History Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017, is Oregon History Day<http://ohs.org/education/oregon-history-day/index.cfm>! On this day, middle and high school children from across Oregon will come to Portland to proudly present their history projects to judges, peers, families, and teachers. The event takes place at Concordia University.

Over the course of the year, students will complete historical research on a project that reflects the annual National History Day theme (this year, the theme is "Taking a Stand in History"). They will then either work individually or as a group to present their research either through an exhibit, paper, documentary, performance, or website.

Become an Oregon History Day Judge!
At the state contest, judges attend an orientation and training from 8am - 9am, and will then interview students from approximately 9am - 1pm. The interviews are conducted by a panel of three judges. The Awards Ceremony is an optional event in the afternoon. Judges receive snacks and lunch - and lots of inspiration from the students!

Oregon History Day is filled with nervous and excited students who learn from you, the judge, how to revise and strengthen their work. It's a tremendous learning experience for the students.

If you'd like to judge, or volunteer in another capacity, know of someone who may be interested in judging, or have any questions about the contest please email Kristen.Pilgrim at ohs.org<mailto:Kristen.Pilgrim at ohs.org>. More information on the contest can be found on our website: http://ohs.org/education/oregon-history-day/index.cfm.


The City of Corvallis and its consulting partners, Winter & Company (www.winterandcompany.net<http://www.winterandcompany.net/>) will be kicking off the process to develop a Historic Preservation Plan Thursday, October 20, 2016, with a public workshop at 6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave.

The City of Corvallis has protected historic resources for over 30 years, but this will be the City's first Historic Preservation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide a constructive analysis of the current historic preservation program, develop goals and objectives and establish an action plan for implementation. The Preservation Plan will chart the course for historic preservation work in Corvallis for years to come, and will be an important piece to the protection of our shared history.

Additional project information is available at the project webpage, http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cd-preservationplan<http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=2028>.

This public workshop is the Preservation Plan's first opportunity for public participation and will be the foundation upon which the Preservation Plan is built. The workshop will consist of an introduction to the project, an overview of historic preservation in Corvallis, and workshop activities that will help identify the strengths and opportunities for the City's historic preservation program going forward. The workshop is expected to take about two hours and anyone who is interested in historic preservation is encouraged to attend.

Those who are not be able to attend but are still interested in participating in this project may contact Associate Planner Carl Metz (541-766-6576, carl.metz at corvallisoregon.gov<mailto:carl.metz at corvallisoregon.gov>) or check the project webpage, which will be updated as additional opportunities are made available.

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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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