[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-09-29

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Sep 29 16:29:48 PDT 2016

1. Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries meeting Oct 14
2. Oregon Heritage Commission meeting Oct 16-17
3. Connecting to Collections upcoming free webinars
4. UBC online workshop, Best Practices in Museum Governance, starts Oct 11
5. NEDCC survey request on digital archives
6. Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership wins award for treatment of cultural resources


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. October 14. The commission will visit the Croxton Cemetery at 10 a.m. A public business meeting will begin at 1 p.m.  at the Josephine County Historical Society Museum and Library, 512 SW 5th Street, Grants Pass. Agenda items will include cemetery ownership, historic cemetery grant program, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For information visit the historic cemeteries page<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx> of www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances.

Requests for information about the meeting and accessibility may be made to coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov>.


On October 16, Commissioners will gather at 12:30 p.m. to tour heritage efforts including Cottage Grove Main Street, Cottage Grove Armory, Cottage Grove Museum, Chambers Bridge and the McFarland Cemetery.

On October 17, a public business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Its agenda includes review and discussion of the several designation programs, grant programs, the Oregon Preservation Plan, and the Connecting to Collections project.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon 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. For more information, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or kuri.gill at oregon.gov<mailto:kuri.gill at oregon.gov>.


The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections. This website contains information for preservation and conservation information, links to resources, recorded webinars and online discussions.

The following webinars are coming up in October and November and you can click on the title of the webinar to learn more information about it and how to access it. Please note that the times listed are in Eastern Time.

  *   October 4, 2016, 2:00 pm (ET) - A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place: Conducting (and Maintaining!) a Collection Inventory<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/maintaining-collection-inventory/>
  *   October 20, 2016, 2:00 pm (ET) - Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/caring-for-archives/>
  *   November 3, 2016, 2:00 pm (ET) - Beyond "No Food or Drink in the Gallery": Food Management Strategies for the Real World<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/beyond-no-food-or-drink-in-the-gallery/>

If you miss Connecting to Collection webinars you can find all archived webinars here<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/archives/>.


Opportunity to register for the new online professional development workshop Best Practices in Museum Governance and Strategic Planning<https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-best-practices-museum-governance-strategic-planning/uc035> offered by the international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development. 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.

Gain a deeper understanding of how to create and implement a multi-year strategic plan, including ways museum administrators can work with key stakeholders to create a compelling and practical vision, mission statements, and strategic goals. Also learn how to create and support a successful non-profit governance structure. Discussions focus on how to: identify and recruit board members, create a healthy committee structure, define and set term limits, involve board members in the strategic planning process, and develop a leadership succession plan.

Three scheduled online sessions. Tue Oct 11, Mon Oct 17 & 24, 12pm-2pm Pacific Time

INSTRUCTOR: Lenore McMillan has worked in the museum sector for over fifteen years. She has held positions at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto. Currently she is a consultant with Museum Planning Partners in Toronto.

For more information and to register, please visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/online-workshop-best-practices-museum-governance-strategic-planning/uc035


Northeast Document Conservation Center invites you to participate in a survey of Digital Activities and Preservation Trends at Small and Mid-sized Institutions.

Small or mid-sized public libraries, historical societies, municipal offices, academic institutions, museums, community-based archives, or similar organizations. We need your input!

About the Project:
NEDCC is conducting a survey about the digital activities, equipment, and training at organizations with historic collections and permanent records.
Your participation will help us improve continuing education and training related to digitization and digital preservation and communicate your needs to grant funders and service providers.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nedccdigipres  Please share!

Completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for a free NEDCC webinar ($95 value) - multiple prizes will be awarded.

Contact Frances Harrell
NEDCC Preservation Specialist
fharrell (at) nedcc (dot) org


At the 22nd annual meeting of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) in Palm Springs, California, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership was given a national award for outstanding accomplishments relating to cultural resources and Tribal outreach.  The award was accepted by Joel Komarek, who serves as the Project Director for the City of Lake Oswego, and Terry Buchholz, owner of Integrated Water Solutions, LLC, who facilitates permitting for the water project.  Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc. (AINW), conducted the archaeological and cultural resource study for the Partnership.

The Partnership is constructing new drinking water infrastructure for the cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard.  AINW conducted archaeological and historical studies for the project and identified ancient Native American artifacts dating back more than 11,000 years.  The ACRA award recognized the Partnership's communication and collaboration with local Tribes, which resulted in the installation of the sculpture "The Man from Kosh-huk-shix" in George Rogers Park.  The sculpture, created by artist Travis Stewart of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, pays tribute to Grand Ronde ancestors.  The award also acknowledged the Partnership's support of scientific analyses of artifacts recovered during archaeological investigations for the water project, and the dissemination of the results of these analyses to the public and other archaeologists.

For more information about the project and award, please visit the AINW website www.ainw.com<http://www.ainw.com>.  A video of the art installation is also found on AINW's website.  For more information about ACRA, please visit www.acra-crm.org/<http://www.acra-crm.org/> .  The project homepage is http://lotigardwater.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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