[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-06-14

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Jun 14 14:26:11 PDT 2017


In this issue:
1. Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival celebrates 50 years by becoming an Oregon Heritage Tradition
2. Canby highlighted in Oregon Main Street blog series
3. Grant opportunity for at risk audio and audiovisual collections
4. OCBA public meeting notice
5. Mt. Hood Territory launces new heritage trail
6. Call for nominations for Restore Oregon's DeMuro Awards honoring historic preservation work
7. Call for nominations for Restore Oregon's Most Endangered Places

ASTORIA SCANDINAVIAN MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS BY BECOMING AN OREGON HERITAGE TRADITION

Earlier this year, the Oregon Heritage Commission proclaimed the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival an Oregon Heritage Tradition. This designation is reserved for events more than 50 years old that represent what it means to be an Oregonian. Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this new Oregon Heritage Tradition with us this weekend! Todd Mayberry, the coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission, and Commissioner Jerry Ostermiller, formerly executive director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, will make a special presentation right after the Flag Ceremony and just prior to the Queen Coronation at 7 P.M. on Friday, June 16, at the opening of the festival. Many special events are being planned for the 50th Anniversary Festival to be held June 16, 17 and 18 at Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Check out their Facebook account<https://www.facebook.com/Scandinavian-Midsummer-Festival-Astoria-Oregon-154071477993755/> and website<http://www.astoriascanfest.com/> for more details.

CANBY HIGHLIGHTED IN OREGON MAIN STREET BLOG SERIES

Oregon Main Street is celebrating 10 years of downtown revitalization this year and the Oregon Heritage Exchange is featuring a series of posts on some of our Oregon Main Street communities. This week Canby is highlighted and describes one of its project in partnership with the local historic cemetery. Read more about Canby's Main Street efforts here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/oregon-main-street-highlight-canby/>.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR AT RISK AUDIO AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS

Call for grant applications for digitizing at-risk audio/audiovisual materials. Grants between $10,000 and $50,000 for projects of up to 12 months are awarded by CLIR Apply by July 31: http://ow.ly/iIuV30cer84

OCBA PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs (OCBA)
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The meeting will cover Commissioners' reports and other topics of interest to the Commission. There will be officer elections for OCBA Chair and Vice Chair.

Public may attend the meeting at:
Concordia University
George R. White Library, Room 120
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211

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 regarding accessibility or any other concerns.

MT. HOOD TERRITORY LAUNCHES NEW HERITAGE TRAIL

Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs (CCTCA), branded as Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, has launched their new Heritage Trail, aimed at sharing the stories about the region's rich history with visitors and locals alike. With its many museums, interpretive sites and historic homes, Mt. Hood Territory has an abundance of history on display. A retooled look at the popular Teletales, the Mt. Hood Territory Heritage Trail brings to life the story of our heritage, familiar and lesser-known alike, in a variety of ways for people to access. "Teletales let travelers call a phone number at each site to hear more about it. With the Heritage Trail, we've updated the technology and the stories. Users can text a number to get a link to a mobile site that has the audio plus maps that include other nearby sites,  lodging, dining and other activities," said Aaron Liersemann, Tourism Development Specialist for CCTCA who helmed the project. The new technology gives visitors a number of ways to access the information. In addition to texting, they can still  call the number, go directly to the mobile website or download the app. A QR code is also present for international  users, where the use of that technology is more prevalent.

There are a total of 25 sites located on Mt. Hood to heritage sites in the Willamette Valley communities and into the Portland area suburbs. Each location has its own story to tell and is brought to life with a professionally voiced, high-quality audio file. For more information on the Mt. Hood Heritage Trail, visit mthoodterritory.com/heritage-trail, or call Aaron Liersmann at 503-742-5930.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR RESTORE OREGON'S DEMURO AWARDS HONORING HISTORIC PRESERVATION WORK

Have you recently worked on a renovation project of historic buildings, homes, public spaces, or landscapes, and compatible infill development that enhances historic districts? If so, please nominate your project for Restore Oregon's DeMuro Awards that honors extraordinary examples of rehabilitation and reuse. Nominated projects may be large or small, urban or rural, and those selected will display exceptional quality, creativity, problem-solving, and impact. Deadline is 5 PM, July 14th. Learn more or nominate a project at https://restoreoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DeMuro-Award-Nomination-Form-2017.pdf

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR RESTORE OREGON'S MOST ENDANGERED PLACES

Do you know of a  historic property in imminent danger of being lost to hard times, development pressures, demolition, or neglect? If so, nominate the property for Restore Oregon's Most Endangered Places. These unique places tell the story of their community's heritage, values, industry, and culture. Restore Oregon wants to help preserve and pass forward these irreplaceable assets by focusing public attention and resources on them. Properties selected for the 2018 Most Endangered Places list will receive
technical assistance to address immediate threats, provide educational resources to the local community, and develop strategies for their long-term viability and preservation. Learn more or nominate a property at https://restoreoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2018-MEP-Nomination-Form.pdf



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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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