[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-06-07

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Jun 7 15:26:14 PDT 2017

In this issue:
1. Oregon Heritage mentors available for free collection assessments
2. SACHP meets June 15-16 in Redmond
3. Albany Regional Museum seeks Executive Director
4. State historic cemeteries commission seeks new members
5. Nominations open for WMA Excellence Awards
6. ODOT needs your input on urban design issues
7. OCHA public meeting notice


The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps is a state-wide network of volunteers trained in a variety of heritage-related skills including collection management, emergency preparedness, non-profit administration, education, and more.

Mentors are available to help heritage organizations prioritize collection projects by providing a free collection assessment. The goal of an assessment is to enable library, museum, and archival staff to develop or improve their overall collections care program, and to establish preventive conservation as an integral part of the organization's mission. If your organization has a collection and you just don't know where to start, getting an assessment from a Mentor would be a great first step!

For more information about MentorCorps and all services available to heritage organizations or to access collection care resources, visit www.mindyourcollections.org<http://www.mindyourcollections.org>. If you have questions about MentorCorps or wish to be matched with a mentor in your area for a collection assessment or other needs, contact Katie Henry at katie.henry at oregon.gov<mailto:katie.henry at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-0671.


Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in a two-day meeting on June 15-16 at Redmond City Hall, 411 SW 9th St, Redmond, 97756. All sessions will in the Civic Room beginning at 12:45 pm on June 15, and at 9 am on June 16.

The Committee will review proposed nominations for the Redmond Downtown Historic District, Peacock Lane Historic District in Portland, Crater Lake Rim Road, and individual properties in Roseburg, Merlin, Eugene, Portland, and Carlton. A meeting agenda is available at http://www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/nrhp_sachphome.shtml.

Nominations recommended by the SACHP go to the National Park Service, which maintains the Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members of the Committee hold credentials in many historic preservation-related fields.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling (503) 986-0690. More information about the National Register and Oregon properties listed in the Register is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


The Albany regional Museum, a non-profit organization in Albany, Oregon, is seeking a qualified candidate for Executive Director.  The successful candidate will bring leadership experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations and an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, board of directors, staff and volunteers. The Executive Director working closely with the Board of Directors, is a strong and dynamic leader who understands, supports and promotes the mission of the organization, financial plans, and programs. The Executive Director is expected to attend exhibit openings, board meetings, and fundraising and public relation activities. This individual will act as the primary spokesperson for the museum, creating partnerships, supporting fund-raising campaigns, and promoting the museum as a community asset.

The position job description and pay scale is available at armuseaum.com and facebook.comalbanyregionalmuseum.  Please submit cover letter and resume to armuseum at peak.org or mail to 136 Lyon Street S., Albany, OR 97321.  Closing date June 30, 2017.


It is important to strive for and celebrate excellence within the museum field. It is how we, as museum professionals, improve our work and ultimately create more profound connections with our communities.The Western Museums Association (WMA) supports furthering the museum profession through the Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence and the Director's Chair Award.

Award Deadlines: July 14, 2017

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence: Did you or a colleague create an innovative exhibit about the American West in 2016 or 2017? Every year, the WMA honors excellence for an exhibition that furthers the study and understanding of the American West. The award is funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, and the recipient discusses the winning exhibit during the Storytellers Luncheon.

Learn more about the Charles Redd Award<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=cf43d2c64d&e=f4886bfe41>.

Director's Chair Award: This Award is a chance to recognize unsung heroes of our profession, and not necessarily just for directors. This recognition is designed to showcase and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the museum profession. The Director's Chair Award is presented annually to an individual who has had a significant and lasting impact on museum practices or the museum profession in the Western Region. Please note that nominees can be working in any discipline. The Award is presented to the recipient during the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Learn more about the Director's Chair Award<http://westmuse.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=cf64091515&e=f4886bfe41>.


ODOT is beginning work on an initiative to develop new guidance and tools to assist agency staff and consultants planning for and designing ODOT roadways in urban areas. Please take a few minutes to complete our questionnaire<http://oregon.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9903fbb291e58700bbe4f5f7e&id=2c027b716c&e=0f51717fdd>, so we can better understand your experiences participating in ODOT planning and design processes, or using ODOT facilities in urban areas.  The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete.  Please complete the questionnaire by June 30, 2017. You can learn more about ODOT's Urban Design Initiative by visiting our website<http://oregon.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9903fbb291e58700bbe4f5f7e&id=8e10ce712d&e=0f51717fdd>.


Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA)
Monday, June 12, 2017
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Agenda items will include a legislative discussion and other topics of interest to the Commission. There will be elections for OCHA Chair and Vice Chair.

The public can attend this meeting at:
The Lincoln Building
421 SW Oak Street
Ste 770 Conference Room
Portland, OR 97204

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 to request accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 with questions.

Share your photos of Oregon's heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

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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