[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-09-02

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Sep 2 15:28:25 PDT 2016

1. National Park Service announces new civil rights grant
2. 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl Oct 8
3. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute opens Legend & Legacy: Jackson Sundown and Happy Canyon A Century Later exhibit
4. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center celebrates Columbia River Highway Centennial Sept 9
5. Seminar and online workshop opportunities


The National Park Service (NPS) today opened the application period for new grants to preserve and highlight the sites and stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th Century. Congress appropriated $8.0 million for this new grant program in FY 2016.

The grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the NPS. The competitive grant program will provide funding to states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Funding will support a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites associated with African American civil rights in the 20th century. Possible projects include surveys and documentation, interpretation and education, oral histories, architectural services, historic structure reports, planning, and bricks and mortar preservation.

A 2008 NPS study, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites<https://www.nps.gov/nhl/learn/themes/CivilRights_Framework.pdf>, will serve as the principle reference for grant applicants to determine the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.

Who may apply?
States, territories, federally-recognized tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Organizations, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), non-profit organizations, including private non-profit historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); note that HBCUs need to apply in partnership with an eligible recipient.

How do I apply?
Applications must be submitted using Grants.gov<http://www.grants.gov/>. Search in Grants.gov<http://grants.gov> for Funding Opportunity #P16AS00485, under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.904 or African American Civil Rights Grants.

When is the deadline for applications?
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT Friday, October 14, 2016. If the project is funded, applicants should expect to be able to begin work no sooner than January 2017.

For questions about the grant program and application, please contact the NPS at preservation_grants_info at nps.gov<mailto:preservation_grants_info at nps.gov> or 202-354-2020.


The Oregon Archives Crawl is back and wants you to "crawl" between the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Library where you can explore our region's history with 28 local archives, special collections and heritage organizations. Celebrate National Archives Month while discovering the wealth of information that can be found in your local archives. Whether your interests include the history of Japanese internment, the impacts of urban renewal on Portland, or resources for finding your family's history, the Oregon Archives Crawl has something for everyone.

They call upon young and old, history buff and scholar, vintage photo lover, genealogist, building researcher and those who are just curious to stand up and be counted on Saturday, October 8th between 11 and 3. Archives are for everyone, so show your support by attending the 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl!

Over 25 organizations are involved. This event is free and open to the public. For more info visit https://portlandarchives.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/crawl-2016/


Wildhorse Resort & Casino present this uniquely local exhibition of two fascinating stories. Learn about the history of the Happy Canyon Pageant and the Umatilla Confederated Tribes' participation in its script and presentation as well as the championship ride of Jackson Sundown.

This exhibit will debut September 2 and run through October 29 at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton. Visit their website for more information: http://www.tamastslikt.org/


Robert Hadlow will present Remember, Restore, Reconnect: The Historic Columbia River Highway Friday, September 9, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D., is the senior historian with the Oregon Department of Transportation. For over 25 years, Hadlow has researched and written on historic roads and bridges throughout the United States. He prepared the National Historic Landmark nomination for the Columbia River Highway Historic District (2000) and the multiple property National Register nomination for C. B. McCullough's Major Oregon Coast Highway Bridges (2005).

The Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway, was the first scenic highway in the United States. A century ago, its designers created a well-engineered road that they integrated into the magnificent landscape. It was "America's Great Highway." It was the "King of Roads." The highway's popularity was also its demise, as traffic moved to a faster river-level route in the 1940s and 1950s, which eventually became Interstate 84.
Preserved drivable segments of the historic highway continued to carry tourist traffic.  Other segments were destroyed to create the new highway.

Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation and partners are restoring and reconnecting long abandoned highway segments to become the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

This event is part of the Centennial Celebration of the Historic Columbia River Highway, dedicated in 1916. It is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Heritage Commission.

Reservations are required by September 7. Tickets for this event may be purchased by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm daily or online at www.gorgediscovery.org<https://www.gorgediscovery.org>. For a list of events celebrating the centennial of the Columbia River Highway visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/HCRH/Pages/Centennial.aspx


UBC Online Workshops
Opportunities to register for a new series of online workshops offered by the international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development. Designed for museums and heritage professionals from around the world, these workshops can be taken individually for professional development or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an international professional learning program delivered 100% online. Register early to reserve your spot.

Best Practices in Museum Governance and Strategic Planning<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-best-practices-museum-governance-strategic-planning/uc035>
Tue Oct 11, Mon Oct 17 & 24, 12pm-2pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Lenore McMillan, Museum Planning Partners, Toronto, Canada

Digital Culture and Museums<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-digital-culture-museums/uc016>
3 Wed, Nov 9-23, 11am-1pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Anra Kennedy, Culture24, Brighton, UK

Changing the Leadership of Culture and the Culture of Leadership<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-changing-leadership-culture-culture-leadership/uc036>
3 Thu, Nov 10-24, 10am-12noon Pacific Time
Instructor: Sue Hoyle, Clore Leadership Programme, London, UK

Engaging Audiences through Digital Media in Museums<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-engaging-audiences-through-digital-media-museums/uc037>
3 Tue, Nov 15-29, 10am-12noon Pacific Time
Instructor: Jessica Doig, NGX Interactive, Vancouver, Canada

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

Intro to Rehab Tax Credit Webinar
Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)

The Federal Historic Tax Credit has become an important incentive for the preservation and rehabilitation of commercial and rental residential historic buildings. It is one of the federal government's most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. The results of the program are evident throughout the country, where vacant and underused buildings have been returned to productive use.

In this 90 minute webinar we will review the basics of the Federal Historic Tax Credit including:
What is the tax credit?
What buildings qualify for the credit?
What expenditures qualify for the credit?
What is a certified rehabilitation?
What is the application process?

Angela Shearer, Architectural Historian, National Park Service
Nicholas Vann, RA, Historical Architect, Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Who Should Attend?
First-time or infrequent users of the program including property owners, real estate professionals, architects, and developers; preservation staff of Certified Local Governments; Historic District Commissioners; and anyone interested in basic information about the program.

Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/921183313227655684

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. See www.npi.org/sem-106i.html<http://www.npi.org/sem-106i.html> for a full agenda.

Register at www.npi.org/register.html<http://www.npi.org/register.html>

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

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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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