[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-04-14

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Fri Apr 14 16:14:37 PDT 2017

1. Oregon Main Street Network's Historic Willamette featured on Oregon Heritage Exchange

2. Washington County Museum seeks Executive Director

3. OHS WWI Centennial Series in April & May

4. WMA 2017 poster session proposal request and scholarship application open

5. Applications open for National Fund for Sacred Places

6. Diversity Scholarship applications open to attend PastForward Conference

7. Three state heritage commissions to meet in April


The series of posts celebrating ten years of Oregon Main Street continues with learning more about Historic Willamette who is the Main Street organization carrying out downtown revitalization efforts West Linn. Visit the Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/oregon-main-street-highlight-west-linn/> to see the great work being done by Historic Willamette.


The Washington County Museum (WCM) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead the institution through a period of growth and beyond.  The new CEO will take the reins of the Tualatin Valley's leading cultural organization, as it begins the implementation of a ten year strategic plan.

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of WCM and is responsible to the Board of Directors for all museum operations. He/she is responsible for the fundraising activities, finance and budgeting and keeps funders apprised of services, accomplishments and needs.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Museum, personnel management, marketing and outreach, leadership, strategic planning, policy development, exhibitions and collections, professional standards, educational programs, facilities maintenance, operations, liaising with the board, and representing the museum externally.  The Director will be offered a competitive salary with benefits, contingent upon experience.

Visit here<http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/home/about/jobs/> for a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply.


In recognition of the centennial of the United States' entry into the First World War, the Oregon Historical Society has organized a series of public programs and a special feature in the Summer 2017 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/7boqqe> that bring together a group of outstanding scholars to engage the public in discussions regarding the war's history and ongoing legacy. They will address topics such as how and why Americans resisted entering the war, how civil rights activists used the war to advance ongoing campaigns for citizenship, and how WWI-era creation of widespread state surveillance continues today.

The U.S. Goes to the Great War: What Happened, and Why It Matters Today

Presented by Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

Sunday, April 16, 2017

2pm - 3:30pm at the Oregon Historical Society

Nichols's lecture will cover key ideas and historical developments at stake in the World War era. His talk will touch on changing historical interpretations of the war and new findings as he explores U.S. commitments during the period of neutrality, debates over a declaration of war, the consequences of mobilization and joining the conflict, the fighting of the war, and the peace-making process at Versailles and beyond. Learn More<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/n4oqqe>

Dissent and World War I in the United States and Oregon

Presented by Mr. Michael Helquist and Dr. Michael Kazin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7pm - 8:30pm at the Oregon Historical Society

Kazin's lecture will discuss the national context of pacifism during WWI and explore how this conflict built the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalition up to that point in U.S. history. Helquist's talk will look at the way Oregon aggressively embraced the WWI-era Espionage and Sedition Acts, documenting the individuals who were charged, their alleged offenses, and the outcome of their prosecutions. Learn More<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/jpqqqe>

Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front

Presented by Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, & Dr. Steve Sabol

Multiple Dates & Locations!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm at the Oregon Historical Society | Learn More<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/fasqqe>

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12pm - 1pm at Western Oregon University in Monmouth | Learn More<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/v2sqqe>

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem | Learn More<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/bvtqqe>

Wartime propaganda and policies defined new rules for the status and practice of citizenship in Oregon and across the nation. Some saw the promise of citizenship through wartime loyalty in support of government programs and the war effort. Others claimed a citizen's right to dissent, often paying a high price to do so. This panel will provide audiences an overview of these histories and create opportunity for discussion about their ongoing legacies today.

Can't make a program in person? We will be streaming all Portland programs via Facebook Live - tune in, or view the recording on our Facebook page<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bn38k/jtxycc/7fvqqe> following each event!


Western Museum Association (WMA) is looking to up-and-coming museum professionals and requesting submissions for the 2017 Poster Session<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=23320291c6&e=f4886bfe41>.

The goal of the Poster Session is to showcase how museums UNITE-the theme of WMA 2017. This Poster Session is an opportunity to obtain new insights, share projects, as well as network with museum colleagues in an informal setting.

WMA Board Member, Lorie Millward, outlined her Top Ten Reasons Poster Sessions are Great<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=31d1e4c1b9&e=f4886bfe41>, noting that posters are a great way to introduce a project or case study; have discussions with cool people about new ideas and interesting work; and most importantly, "It's like going to a museum! The room is literally filled with cool graphics, informative text, new or challenging ideas, and amazing people who have dedicated their time to making museums essential community places and spaces."

The deadline for Poster Session Proposals is Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Learn more about the 2017 Poster Session Proposal RFP<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=6f49a6e567&e=f4886bfe41>

2017 Wanda Chin Scholarship Accepting Applications

Professional conferences are a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow by attending learning sessions, networking with peers, as well as gaining exposure to different organizational, theoretical, and geographical perspectives. However, taking advantage of this type of opportunity often can be limited by finances.

WMA offers the Wanda Chin Scholarship<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=a73640fca2&e=f4886bfe41> to assist member's financial needs in attending the Annual Meeting. The deadline for Wanda Chin Scholarship Applications is Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Learn More About 2017 Wanda Chin Scholarships<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=7acc3211a7&e=f4886bfe41>.

Oregon Heritage also offers a scholarship to attend trainings, workshops, conferences related to heritage preservation. Oregon residents have used this scholarship to attend the WMA conference in the past. To learn more about the Elisabeth Walton Potter Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship visit here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx#EWPOH_Preservation_Scholarship>. The deadline is June 2.


The National Fund for Sacred Places is a program of Partners for Sacred Places<http://sacredplaces.org> in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation<http://savingplaces.org>. The National Fund for Sacred Places provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 for congregations of all faiths. Visit www.FundforSacredPlaces.org<http://www.FundforSacredPlaces.org> for more information and online application.


The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) provides support for attendance to PastForward, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, being held in Chicago, November 14-17. If you are a young and emerging preservation professional representing or working in an underrepresented community apply today<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=HuMBUMh8KwgSiTn3w2yzBA>! Get to know and learn from conference counterparts, access tools and resources for greater success in your work, and share your perspective and experience with the national preservation community. Diversity scholarships provide recipients complimentary conference registration and lodging. Application deadline is May 12, 2017.

Promoting diversity and inclusion is an integral component of PastForward and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Diversity Scholarship Program. In honor of this occasion a limited number of scholarships will be available for individuals who have already received two diversity scholarships. Apply<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=j64lly2R8bvvB-0nMnFnGA> before the May 12 deadline. Visit www.PastForwardConference.org<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=bUAyFtMR6qMBTmgtmydUtw> to learn more about PastForward 2017.


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet on April 27 at 1:00p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center ballroom at 415 E Sheridan. The agenda includes selection of officers, establishment of committees, and other heritage topics. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations and translation may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

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, contact coordinator Todd Mayberry at 503-986-0673 or todd.mayberry at oregon.gov .


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet on April 27 at 1:00p.m. at the Carnegie Library at 503 E Hancock Street. The agenda includes a legislative update, statewide cemetery clean-up days, and other topics related to historic cemeteries. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations and translation may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill at oregon.gov


The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will hold its spring meeting in Albany at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, April 29.

The meeting will be in the Board Room at the Comfort Suites at 100 Opal Street NE, Albany.

This meeting is free and open to the public and there is no charge for attending. Agenda items include B2H transmission line, Barlow Trail media project and other trail related topics.

In 1998, the Governor established OHTAC to oversee and provide advice on Oregon's16 historic trails. The Council is made up of nine governor-appointed volunteer-citizens working together to advise the Governor and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails by Oregonians and visitors to our state. The Council meets three times a year to explore at least one of the 16 designated historic trails. Guided by local residents and/or public agency experts, the Council members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss opportunities for the marking, interpretation and protection of the trails. For more information on the Council or the meeting visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact chair Dick Seymour 541-886-7006.

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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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