[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-02-16

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Feb 16 15:15:32 PST 2017

1. Preservation plan public meeting in Eugene Feb 22
2. Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
3. PSU Archaeology Roadshow call for exhibitors
4. Call for proposals and presenters for the Liberated Archive Forum
5. Nominate an Oregon history project for the AASLH history awards
6. Upcoming NPI Seminars in Portland on Compliance


As part of its mission, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in partnership with the community creates a statewide historic preservation plan every five years to identify what is special about Oregon and how best to preserve it for future generations. The plan addresses identifying and preserving historic places, educating the public about the State's history, and building support for the organizations that curate our cultural legacy.

This spring Oregon SHPO is asking Oregonians what makes Oregon's heritage special to them in a series of 90 minute public meetings across the state. Participants will identify what issues matter most and how to best preserve our history. The first set of meetings will take place in February and March at the following locations. More meetings will follow in April.

February 22, 2017, 3:00-4:30p.m.
University of Oregon, Condon Hall Room 106, Eugene (map<https://map.uoregon.edu/campusmaps/scheduleMap.pdf>)

March 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30p.m.
La Grande City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 Adams Ave, La Grande

Those interested in or associated with local historic preservation efforts, museums, governments, cemeteries, archaeology, archives, historic trails, and other heritage related interests are encouraged to attend.

Can't make a meeting? Comment online! Our short survey asks for feedback on our services. Go to : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHeritagePartnerSurvey.

To learn more about the Oregon SHPO and Oregon Heritage programs, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.Please contact Ian Johnson, Associate Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, at (503) 986-0678 or ian.johnson at oregon.gov<mailto:ian.johnson at oregon.gov> with any additional questions or comments.


The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, a volunteer-powered city-wide event, marks its upcoming 54th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Other Oregon Heritage Traditions include the Oregon State Fair, Medford's Pear Blossom Festival, the Pendleton Round-Up, and the Portland Greek Festival.

"The designation recognizes those traditions that have helped define the state," said Eric Martin, the commission's chair. "This event truly celebrates what is local heritage in Oregon."

The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana started in 1964 to mark the end of the harvest season and to express gratitude from the community to its farmers and workers. Held annually during the first weekend of August, the Fiesta has grown over the years to include a Queen and Court coronation, world-class entertainers, a soccer tournament, classic cars, and a community parade.

Tens of thousands of locals across the Willamette Valley participate in the three-day long festivities that take place in the heart of downtown Woodburn. As the city's longest tradition, the Fiesta shares the rich variety of Latino or Hispanic cultures through food, dance, and the arts. It also acknowledges the critical role community members have had in this region for decades.

"We're really pleased to learn that the Fiesta has earned this prestigious designation, which is only held by fifteen other long-standing events in Oregon," City of Woodburn assistant city administrator Jim Row said. "It is a recognition of the efforts that many people have dedicated to the Fiesta over its 53 year history."

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx .


On June 3rd, 2017, Portland State University Department of Anthropology and the Roadshow Planning Committee will present the sixth annual Archaeology Roadshow on PSU Campus.   And thanks to a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Bureau of Land Management, and community support, we're also taking the Roadshow "on the road" to eastern Oregon's Harney County for a heritage and archaeology outreach event in Burns/Hines June 10th!

The Archaeology Roadshow introduces the public to local heritage and the science of archaeology and instills a sense of stewardship for cultural resources.  It consists of two main parts. Demonstrations and exhibits showcasing our archaeology and heritage are created and hosted by organizations (like tribes, historical societies, federal agencies, school groups).  And a panel of experts is on hand to analyze and interpret personal treasures visitors bring to the event. (check out this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1nPWDe8SnQ&feature=youtu.be

The Archaeology Roadshow strives not only to nurture the public's natural fascination with archaeology and heritage by showcasing local history and prehistory, but also to forge stronger connections among individuals and organizations in our state who are passionate about heritage, site stewardship and public education.

We invite you to join us as a partner by developing and hosting an activity station/exhibit, becoming a fiscal sponsor, or volunteering your time and talent.  Please visit our website and find the form on how to register as an exhibitor or general volunteer.
https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow Questions?  archshow at pdx.edu<mailto:archshow at pdx.edu>


The Liberated Archive: A Forum for Envisioning and Implementing a Community-Based Approach to Archives will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

The Forum will bring together archivists from around the country and members of communities in the Portland metro area (and beyond!) to envision how archivists might partner with the public to repurpose the archive as a site of social transformation and radical inclusion. There are two goals for the Forum:

-          To provide community members with tools, techniques, and human connections that they can use to transform themselves as they need and desire, and

-          To provide archivists with tools, techniques, and human connections that they can use in their own communities to transform the way in which the human record is documented.

The Program Committee seeks proposals and presenters for ten concurrent hour-long discussion sessions. Each session will consist of a short (10- to 20-minute) presentation by two or more people followed by 40-50 minutes of audience interaction. Sessions are intended to lay the groundwork for the Liberated Archive's afternoon unconference.

For a description of proposal requirements and submission requirements visit http://www2.archivists.org/am2017/program/call-for-proposals/liberated-archive-forum.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2017


AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field.

Nominations for the 2017 Awards are due by March 1, 2017. Nominations can take some time to put together, so start your nomination at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. - See more at: http://about.aaslh.org/leadership-in-history-award-winner-profiles/#sthash.lpgqynBw.dpuf.

For more information on the awards or the submission process visit http://about.aaslh.org/awards/.


NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
Portland, OR-March 14-15, 2017

Learn about environmental impact analysis, cultural resource management, and historic preservation responsibilities and relationships. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act, related environmental regulations, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-icrec.html<http://www.npi.org/sem-icrec.html>

Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties
Portland, OR-March 16-17, 2017

Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by projects funded or approved by a U.S. DOT agency that propose the use of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. Examine the stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-4f.html<http://www.npi.org/sem-4f.html>

Register. 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.

Questions? Please contact us. Thank you. National Preservation Institute / 703.765.0100 / info at npi.org<mailto:info at npi.org> / www.npi.org<http://www.npi.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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