[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-04-20

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Apr 20 11:39:08 PDT 2017

1. April 21 (THIS FRIDAY!!) last day to get the regular rate for the Oregon Heritage Summit
2. Oregon Heritage museum & cemetery grant deadline May 2
3. Oregon Nikkei Endowment and Portland JACL remembrance event May 6
4. Free Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Workshop May 31
5. Oregon Folklife Network events in Vernonia and McMinnville

Friday, April 21, is the last day to get the regular rate of $65 for the Heritage Summit next week, April 26-27, in Newberg. Next week the rate jumps up to $100 so be sure to register ASAP. The Summit is focused on heritage funding. For a detailed schedule and/or to register visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx.

We are fortunate to have some great facilitators for the event so we wanted to introduce them to you:

Gwen Carr, Oregon Black Pioneers: Gwen is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Black Pioneers and is on the Program Committee. This state wide organization, based in Salem, has a mission of doing historical research and honoring the lives of African Americans who have contributed to the historical development of Oregon. In her role, she develops exhibits, displays, and does presentations for schools, colleges, historical societies, and civic organizations. She has curated three exhibits on Oregon’s black history at the Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland and is Co‐Leader for the 2018 exhibit. She was primary researcher, writing contributor and project manager for the organization’s book, Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties, published in 2011. In 2016 she was selected to co‐present a workshop entitled “ Our Museum: A Place‐ A Portal” for the Annual Conference of the Association of African American Museums in Riverside California. Prior to her retirement in 2003, she worked for SAIF Corporation for over 20 years in a variety of administrative positions concluding as a Program Manager in Information Systems specializing in Project Management, Business Process Improvement and Change Management.

Donna Harris, Heritage Consulting, Inc:  Donna is the principal of Heritage Consulting Inc., a Philadelphia‐based Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) consulting firm that aids non‐profit organizations and government agencies nationwide in the following practice areas: downtown and commercial district revitalization, historic preservation, tourism product development, and non‐profit organizational development. Prior to starting her firm thirteen years ago, Donna was the state coordinator for the Illinois Main Street program for two years and the manager of the Illinois suburban Main Street program for four years. Prior to her Main Street career, Donna spent 15 years as an executive director of three start‐ups and two mature preservation organizations, each with its own organizational and fundraising challenges. Since starting her firm, Donna has worked with state, regional, and local Main Street programs in 23 states. She has written six feature articles in the National Main Street Center’s quarterly publication Main Street Now and is a regular contributor to their Main Street Week blog. She has also spoken at the Main Street Center’s annual conference for the last dozen years and has conducted webinars for the Center on fundraising and organizational development topics. Donna has authored scholarly articles in the American Association for State and Local History’s History News and the National Trust’s Forum Journal. Donna’s book New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long‐Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses was published by AltaMira Press in 2007. Ms. Harris is a Certified Main Street Manager.

Saira Siddiqui, Hillsboro Downtown Partnership:  Saira Siddiqui is the Executive Director of the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership. Her primary responsibilities are developing, coordinating, and managing the program, projects and volunteers. She works closely with local businesses, property owners, community members, city administration, and other local and regional partners to support the business community and promote investment and development in Downtown Hillsboro. Prior to her current role, she was the Executive Director of La Grande Main Street Downtown in the northeast Oregon town of La Grande. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Buffalo along with minors in the Fine Arts and Creative Writing. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit & Public Management from Portland State University.

Stephanie Brown: Based in Portland, Oregon, Stephanie Brown is an accomplished interior designer and architectural color consultant who provides both renovation advice and color assistance to homeowners and businesses across the United States. Since launching her business ‐ Local Color ‐ in 2001, Brown has contributed to the renovation of countless buildings, of all ages and architectural styles, from tiny turn‐of the‐century homes, to sizeable historic theaters. A past recipient of both the Elisabeth Potter Historic Preservation Advocacy and Education Award, and the Architectural Heritage Center's Preservation in Action Award, Stephanie is committed to the preservation of our architectural heritage. When not rushing to the rescue of dilapidated buildings, Brown teaches part‐time in the interior design department at Portland Community College. In her spare time, she churns out a steady list of renovation projects to inflict upon her own 1910 bungalow ‐ many of which have been documented on the house blog Bungalow Insanity.

Thomas Hogue: Tom Hogue is an economic and community development consultant and public speaker with a passion for smaller cities and rural placemaking. He was the Economic Development Specialist for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. In that role he worked on economic development and employment land supply issues statewide. Prior to working for the State of Oregon he was a locally elected official working on several economic development initiatives, the executive director of a feisty historic preservation non‐profit, and a technical consulting business owner in Boulder County, Colorado.

For a detailed schedule and/or to register visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx.

Museum Grant: The Oregon Heritage Commission offers matching grants to public and non-profit heritage museums that meet certain qualifications. The grants support Oregon museums in projects for the collection and management of heritage collections, for heritage-related tourism, and heritage education and interpretations. Currently, $100,000 per biennium is available. For more information visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx.

Historic Cemetery Grant: The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) offers Historic Cemetery Grants to provide financial assistance in the following general categories: Protection and Security, Restoration and Preservation, Education and Training, Research and Interpretation. Eligible projects may include, but aren’t limited to: security needs, training, conservation of historic elements such as curbs, markers, etc., documentation and mapping, signage, landscape restoration and planning. For more information visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx.

Oregon Nikkei Endowment and The Portland JACL present Return & Remembrance, a Pilgrimage to the Portland Assembly Center honoring those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated by Executive Order 9066.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 2pm-4pm Portland Expo Center, Exhibit Hall A.
Free and open to the public, please RSVP info at oregonnikkei.org

Seventy-five years ago, on May 6th, 1942, Portland, Oregon was empty of Japanese Americans by military decree. Families were uprooted, property sold, and local businesses closed. Under Executive Order 9066, 3,700 people of Japanese descent were moved into the former animal stalls of the Pacific International Livestock and Exposition Center. Four months later, they joined 120,000 other Japanese Americans in 10 hastily erected concentration camps across the United States. Please join us as we return to the site of the Portland Assembly Center to honor those who were unjustly forced out of their homes and businesses, driven away by wartime hysteria and racism.

The May 6th Program includes the following participants and events
-Master of Ceremonies: David Ono, documentary film producer and news anchor for KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles
-Keynote speaker: Dale Minami, civil rights lawyer and lead attorney for Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis legal tea
Performances by: The Minidoka Swing Band, Unit Souzou (Taiko), and Cascadia Composers
-Chisao Hata: activist and performance artist, presenting the Remember Us Tag Project – an opportunity for visitors to participate in honoring those incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center
-Weston Koyama: a fourth generation Japanese American and first Minoru Yasui Fellow at the University of Oregon School of Law.
-Exhibit on view: Anne Galisky’s Architecture of Internment: The Build Up to Wartime Incarceration

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS - Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)
Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Response & Recovery , Portland, Oregon: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  – Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon

Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor.
Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS); Oregon Historical Society, Oregon State Library
Instructor: Kris Kern, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State University
The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop to produce the following outcomes:
• Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan
• Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
• Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
• Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
• Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.

Who should attend:    Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost:    No charge to the institution.  Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online for an IN-PERSON session at: WESTPAS workshop http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2
For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao: caow at plsinfo.org<mailto:caow at plsinfo.org>
For general & content information contact Kris Kern: kernk at pdx.edu<mailto:kernk at pdx.edu>


Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 3:00pm at the McMinnville Public Library- Join Plowman Duane Van Dyke and folklorist Makaela Kroin for a closer look at one of the many living cultural traditions of Yamhill County. Van Dyke learned to train and plow with draft horses from his grandfather. Today his team of draft horses works his farm and competes at plowing competitions. We'll share photos and this will be an open conversation so bring your questions! This community conversation is the culmination of the OFN's survey of the Portland Metro area. This survey was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Folk & Traditional Arts program. https://www.facebook.com/events/807419889410397/

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Vernonia Public Library- Join retired loggers Donald Webb and Fred Heller and Folklorist Makaela Kroin for a closer look at one of the many living cultural traditions of Columbia County. Webb and Heller worked as independent contractors in the timber industry for a combined total of over 100 years. Join us as they share memories, stories, and knowledge about their occupation. We'll share photos and this will be an open conversation so bring your questions! This community conversation is the culmination of the OFN's survey of the Portland Metro area. This survey was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Folk & Traditional Arts program. https://www.facebook.com/events/1851999608382498/

For more information, please contact
the Oregon Folklife Network, ofn at uoregon.edu<mailto:ofn at uoregon.edu> or 541-346-3820.

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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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