[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-08-24

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Aug 24 15:10:16 PDT 2017


In this issue:
1. Oregon State Fair Aug. 25-Sept. 4
2. Oregon Main Street Conference Update
3. National Trust Preservation Funds grant deadline Oct. 1
4. Applications open for national emergency response and recovery training for cultural heritage organizations
5. National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center seeks Exhibit Specialist
6. Survey request for holdings of African American and LGBT newspapers and periodicals
7. Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance Fall Membership Meeting
8. Study seeks survey response on cemetery use and value
9. Oregon Humanities offers two grant application webinars for 2018 public program grants

OREGON STATE FAIR AUG. 25-SEPT. 4

The Oregon State Fair, a designated Oregon Heritage Tradition, starts tomorrow, Aug. 25. Join thousands of Oregonians and enjoy food, music, animals, and more! For more information and a schedule of events visit https://oregonstatefair.org/.


OREGON MAIN STREET CONFERENCE UPDATE

Be sure to get the best hotel rate possible for the Oregon Main Street Conference by reserving your room by Sept. 1 at the Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel. To reserve your hotel room, call (503) 655-7141 and use the code ORMAIN.

And don't forget to register for the conference by Sept. 15 for the early bird conference rate. You can register for the conference here<https://omsconference.ticketleap.com/2017/>.

We will be having some great conversations at the conference this year and we hope you will all join us! You can view the preliminary schedule here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/SHPO/docs/2017OMSConference/Schedule_at_a_Glance%202017.pdf> to see the topics being discussed and to begin to plan your conference experience.

For more information and details on the conference, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/SHPO/Pages/2017-Oregon-Main-Street-Conference.aspx, or contact Sheri Stuart at Sheri. Stuart at oregon.gov<mailto:Stuart at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0679.


NATIONAL TRUST PRESERVATION FUNDS GRANT DEADLINE OCT. 1

Enhance your efforts to save the historic places within your community-participate in the National Trust Preservation Funds grant program. This annual program supports local preservation organizations' efforts to preserve and protect important places in their communities.
Funding ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 and supports preservation planning and educational projects. The next deadline is October 1.

Grant projects have included engineering and architectural consulting services; tours that are accessible via smart devices; and market studies to assist in prioritizing preservation objectives.
For more information, visit http://forum.savingplaces.org/preservation-funds or contact Grants at savingplaces.org<mailto:Grants at savingplaces.org>.


APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY TRAINIGN FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS

Dates: November 13 -17, 2017
Place: Washington, DC
Application deadline: September 15, 2017
Organized by: Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and FEMA's Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, co-sponsors of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF) has created a new training opportunity for U.S.-based professionals to gain skills and experience in disaster response for cultural heritage. Heritage Emergency and Response Training (HEART) will combine the important principles of the internationally recognized First Aid for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis training model with context-specific information for a U.S. audience. The goal is to strengthen U.S. disaster response networks and connect participants to the wider international "First Aider" network of people trained to document and protect cultural heritage in times of crisis.

The Training
The course consists of three parts. Accepted applicants will be required, before the start of the program, to complete FEMA's online course "Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100)." Participants will travel to Washington, DC, for a week of hands-on training at the Smithsonian Institution from November 13-17, 2017. Sessions will provide realistic, hands-on training in damage assessment, rapid documentation, emergency evacuation and salvage, rehousing and storage, crisis communication, team building, and more. Starting in January 2018, a five-part webinar series will build upon the in-person training, reinforcing concepts covered in the November training.

Who should apply?
Selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis. The course team will select 25 participants from cultural heritage and first responder/emergency management organizations or agencies who work in the United States, U.S. territories, or Indian Country. Since the successful recovery of heritage collections is based on collaboration among many different types of professionals, the goal of HEART is to train a group with diverse backgrounds. Therefore both cultural heritage professionals and first responder/emergency management professionals are encouraged to apply for the training.

Travel, Accommodation and Living Expenses
There is no fee for participating in this training. Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation , travel to and from DC, local transportation, and lodging expenses for all selected participants will be covered.

How to Apply
For a complete description of the program and the application process, please see: https://culturalrescue.si.edu/resources/hentf-training/

Questions?
Contact the Heritage Emergency National Task Force at hentf at si.edu<mailto:hentf at si.edu> or the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative at culturalrescue at si.edu<mailto:culturalrescue at si.edu>.


NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER SEEKS EXHIBIT SPECIALIST

Job opening for an Exhibit Specialist. Bureau of Land Management National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City.  GS/7-9. $40684-$67697.  Vacancy open August 28-September 8. Apply on USAJOBS.gov.


SURVEY REQUEST FOR HOLDINGS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN & LGBT NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS

Together with you all, we seek to create two new, open resources:
*  AN OPEN DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS
*  AN OPEN DIRECTORY OF LGBT NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS
Participation is easy.

Educopia Institute, in partnership with DPLA, has created two surveys to capture information about your holdings in these two areas. We need libraries, archives, and museums of ALL sizes and types to contribute simple metadata about your holdings using these survey instruments. The content you hold matters--whether it is a single page or full runs, and whether it is print, microfiche, or digital. It needs to be represented. We know this is a big project. We also know the perfect is the enemy of the good. We're not looking for perfection, just for participation.

Please join us!
Survey instrument for African American newspapers and periodicals: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewsOnTheMargins_AFAM
Survey instrument for LGBT newspapers and periodicals: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewsOnTheMargins_LGBT

Surveys close Sept. 30, 2017.

For more information about the project, please contact Katherine Skinner, PhD, Executive Director of Educopia Institute, at Katherine at educopia.org.


OREGON TOUR & TRAVEL ALLIANCE FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Register today to attend the fall OTTA meeting to be part of the regional and state wide itineraries to share with tour operators during the 2018 travel trade season!
Be sure you arrive in time for Thursday's Medford FAM, followed by a Welcome Reception! You won't want to miss this chance to get to know the Medford area while networking with industry friends.

When
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM PDT
-to-
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM PDT
Where
Inn at the Commons
200 N Riverside Avenue
Medford, OR 97501

For more information or to register visit oregontourandtravelalliance.com/otta/industry-meetings/


STUDY SEEKS SURVEY RESPONSE ON CEMETERY USE AND VALUE

The Public History of Cemeteries Survey<https://goo.gl/forms/4fvWK7HQRuo4IBl62>

As part of a grant project funded by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, I am sending out a survey to incorporate into the website I am developing as the main part of the project. In the words of museum maven, Nina Simon from her book The Art of Relevance: "When you ask outsiders what is relevant to them, you don't just learn what matters to them. You learn what matters to you, what protocols you are able or willing to shift and which you are not." The information gained from this survey will be invaluable to my goal of identifying what kind of interpretation people want to see at cemeteries. I appreciate your thought and effort on this survey and look forward to sharing the results with you! - Kirsten Straus


OREGON HUMANITIES OFFERS TWO GRANT APPLICATION WEBINARS FOR 2018 PUBLIC PROGRAM GRANTS

Oregon Humanities' 2018 Public Program Grants<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001KgNrEczamYu_ZYLcF0RwFJzb2ssbHZuQ_sRuTGA2q5Z7qltE476VoGtf588xQ7CWf-2HoaMLDOMek_oW2Hthk8p5z4LH7MB38dFewtifeG9QmV-Jw1npVYlOCuJCdyGsafCPx8YOfAgCCdLtH1pkpjoxxlYxaIpwJj8u5QX8PU5bx7y4YmX8FoI7o3XXgBrbRYf9Kr51X3w=&c=edVIbMQQdlzcHQb411N5nPPCAACeTEryZCVYiGKMBJiT3Wupn4SRhw==&ch=LrMVYCaPjEn3NxoCZX2M6epiYSx5glx6ephPLaurZBUXUrKrFkplgg==> guidelines are now available. There will be two webinars to help potential applicants through the letter of interest process, provide some tips for writing a strong letter of interest, and answer questions. The webinars are Tuesday, September 19, at noon, and Wednesday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m. Click here to register for a webinar<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001KgNrEczamYu_ZYLcF0RwFJzb2ssbHZuQ_sRuTGA2q5Z7qltE476VoOF251X4Pn-MvHRTTuDlF0QqaAOiHycObZEFuwUBhGbsklqhCaLcWv350qJfg0MJNhoD1vl4GDB633SGb2reqxRy704Sjx6qm5zxbLC_O1H-H-v3YLAxOYRuY-7hKZLvYMDJd7fd0gmN&c=edVIbMQQdlzcHQb411N5nPPCAACeTEryZCVYiGKMBJiT3Wupn4SRhw==&ch=LrMVYCaPjEn3NxoCZX2M6epiYSx5glx6ephPLaurZBUXUrKrFkplgg==>.

Public Program Grants are awarded once each year by Oregon Humanities' volunteer board of directors. Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 support programs across Oregon that get people together to think and talk about challenging issues and ideas. Letters of interest are due October 31, 2017. Click here to download the 2018 Grants Guidelines.<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001KgNrEczamYu_ZYLcF0RwFJzb2ssbHZuQ_sRuTGA2q5Z7qltE476VoBiXCXJTMsuwKP96LuZkOsnYox_NAQMh6wBxaPPSfrLS51i0Etekhf2TVmg6Nrpz_rHby5vaKsRjESXi9v56hoylxWQXuMIRwk-bDPq1O3-K0o-S2UOYXZZtm27PuKhcoCmFDCvB50zP47g2_68USXiHBrg6APOELQ==&c=edVIbMQQdlzcHQb411N5nPPCAACeTEryZCVYiGKMBJiT3Wupn4SRhw==&ch=LrMVYCaPjEn3NxoCZX2M6epiYSx5glx6ephPLaurZBUXUrKrFkplgg==>

If you have questions, please contact Program Coordinator Kyle Weismann-Yee at (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext. 112, or kyle at oregonhumanities.org<mailto:kyle at oregonhumanities.org?subject=Public%20Program%20Grants>





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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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