[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-03-24

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Mar 24 14:17:09 PDT 2017

1. Preservation plan public meetings in April
2. Oregon has two new listings in the National Register of Historic Places
3. Oregon Main Street turns ten!
4. Digital scanning workshop April 1
5. Application deadline extended for subsidized preservation needs and risk assessments
6. 2017 Clackamas County Tourism Tech Symposium April 4
7. Applications live for OCT 2018 cultural development grants
8. Two job opportunities
9. OHS History Pub March 27 features Japanese American incarceration


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 took place in February and March in Eugene and La Grande. The following meetings will take place in April:

April 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
White Stag Building, Room 105, 70 NW Couch, Portland

April 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 1095 Duane Street, Astoria

April 12, 2017, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
City Hall, 411 SW 9th Street, Redmond

April 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Medford Carnegie Library, 413 W. Main Street, Medford

Those interested in or associated with Oregon historic preservation efforts, museums, governments, cemeteries, archaeology, archives, historic trails, Main Street and other Oregon 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.

Oregon Heritage, a Division of Oregon State Parks, includes the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Oregon SHPO locally administers National Park Service (NPS) programs created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, including the identification and designation of historic properties and archaeological sites; tax and grant programs; and the Certified Local Government Program (CLG), a partnership program between local jurisdictions and the state and federal government. The SHPO also coordinates closely with Oregon Heritage programs, including the Heritage Commission and Main Street, Cemetery Commission, Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Commission, and various grant and technical assistance programs. The SHPO office is funded in part through a grant from NPS. A copy of the 2011-2016 plan can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/docs/historic_preservation_plan_11-16.pdf . 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 Dr. Homer H. Harris House in Portland, Multnomah County, is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Dr. Harris House was designed in the Northwest Regional style by designer/builder Wilbur Mark Perrault and constructed in 1957 in the Council Crest neighborhood of Portland's southwest hills.  The house was designed for Dr. Homer H. Harris, a leading forensic pathologist in the State of Oregon and director of the Oregon State Crime Laboratory from 1951 to 1955.  Harris was an innovator in the emerging field of forensic pathology.  Before taking on the position of Director of the crime lab, Harris apprenticed with the chief medical examiner of New York City, learning the latest technics in forensic medicine and crime investigation.  His last position before retirement was as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Multnomah County.

Designer/builder Mark Perrault moved to Portland from his native Montana to work building defense housing during World War II.  He became a very successful builder in the competitive post-World War II environment.  He is best known for developing a series of product lines that could be customized in varying degrees, directed at middle class clients, particularly those looking for a vacation or second home.  Later in his career he focused on developing popular prototype residences that could be mass-marketed.  The one-story Harris house sits high within its narrow, steep lot over a raised basement.  It is integrated with its outdoor living areas through nearly floor-to-ceiling windows encircling the rear of the house and overlooking asymmetrical, stepped decks and a 1956 landscape designed by landscape architect Fairbanks D. Chandler.  An outstanding feature of the house, which is one of Perrault's early custom homes, is the arrangement of the rooms on both floors around a large, oversized brick island that organizes the spaces around it, in addition to serving the three fireplaces of the house.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their October 2016 meeting.  The Harris House is among nearly 300 single family properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

The Scappoose Post Office is Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Scappoose Post Office opened in February 1966. In contrast to the monumental downtown post office buildings constructed before World War II, the "Thousands Series" post offices, like the Scappoose building, were relatively small, modern in appearance, and featured a 24-hour lobby including postal boxes, will call counter, and a retail space. Typically, these buildings were located outside downtown to accommodate plenty of customer parking and allow mail trucks to maneuver. The Scappoose Post Office embodies all of these design principals and is an excellent, intact example of the type. Thousand Series post offices were designed to be part of an efficient mail-processing network that relied on automation and truck transportation to efficiently process mail locally and then deliver it to destinations across the nation.

More than 148 historic properties are now listed in the National Register in Columbia County, including the 1902 James Watts House in Scappoose. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Oregon Main Street celebrates ten years of downtown revitalization this year. Learn more about the Oregon Main Street Network in this week's post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/oregon-main-street-celebrates-ten-years-of-downtown-revitalization/>. This post kicks of a series of posts on Main Street communities across the state of Oregon and features their revitalization efforts. Stay tuned throughout the year for these profiles and don't forget to visit some of the communities in the Oregon Main Street Network this summer! Read the entire post here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/oregon-main-street-celebrates-ten-years-of-downtown-revitalization/>.


The Northwest History Network is offering a free digital scanning workshop on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Seven Brides Brewing (http://www.sevenbridesbrewing.com/index.php), 990 N. 1st St., Silverton, OR, 97381. RSVP requested via email at bryans1212  at q.com or by phone at 503-747-9652.

Modern digital imaging techniques continue to advance, providing archivists, historians and researchers with a broad range of ways to digitize, and reproduce a wide variety of materials. When we think of scanning, we usually think of photographs and text. However, other items one would not normally consider scanning, are well served by this process. Likewise within the realm of standard scanning, there are certain techniques and processes that help enhance and manipulate traditional scanned items. Know which technique to use as well as what post-scanning processing techniques greatly enhance the final scan.

About the Presenter:
Native Oregonian Gus Frederick works as a Training and Development Specialist for the Oregon State Fire Marshal. His background includes working as a graphic artist, animationist, filmmaker and photographer. A long-time local history enthusiast, he continues to be fascinated with many of the incredible stories from the Silverton Country. He is author of the 2006 annotated re-issue of Homer Davenport's 1898 book "Cartoons," with a third edition released in 2013.


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) has extended its deadline for applications for the Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness programs.  Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments for a total of just $350 each. These services are valued at over $5,000.

Click here for detailed information about the Preservation Needs Assessment Program.<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001C1lv9RGsxx_o1tpKspiL3apLWSw21zEdX22ARXkJAT-CV3Fa9aQJmYEK2xISgces-tzSk15B13IFyix8Np2iOozEcPI-zFHGzA_Tzpu6aOzc2TqY2aNq6UvPT5Abd7ZcKvDBnsYiaJx77nvd06QeyzwWJsExZEdxEmNEL4XhngS44qr8z_UPlv906xVAV242ZmpjCxQOLi8BesGE6A2GnRftuQWAnCexDKkNif15YYs2SV4OSXl-qIJV-tY97FfUg55fMe8KWRAgU7kRMPokQQ==&c=AjRfSlSCQPzLuHoH38A5kByg4nYgdTGbXmvhJ9r45tXeMDo8RaZkEw==&ch=Pgu0mEEaXAIRMlnSSWUPTWnsVXMy9vHiuA_G5kRbYeHAxTkdqJA1-g==>

Click here for detailed information about the
Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Program.<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001C1lv9RGsxx_o1tpKspiL3apLWSw21zEdX22ARXkJAT-CV3Fa9aQJmYEK2xISgcesd2XuJsdfwTO4YjDbPXDQ7vHOeq5UTZfk7QUkiIkYd6SZ-CeWtAVJ7Y7HjQ9GxptqyvNkYbr-5vUoxtQlz4MB2PuYjC9XEJsooJmzRWdSEQUqWkLVl5dtecm6bO8CJU84oyyYUMVbYvFPstG4y3ndlFsOkmUyqUvFfI6Q-qQw1NiEskNqd47vnny9OgxaPyeOjOABMAr_g_RsjCJyI-THLNPWAPHeFkAr&c=AjRfSlSCQPzLuHoH38A5kByg4nYgdTGbXmvhJ9r45tXeMDo8RaZkEw==&ch=Pgu0mEEaXAIRMlnSSWUPTWnsVXMy9vHiuA_G5kRbYeHAxTkdqJA1-g==>

All applications must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, March 31, 2017.

If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this program for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation Services Office, call 215.545.0613, go to www.ccaha.org<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001C1lv9RGsxx_o1tpKspiL3apLWSw21zEdX22ARXkJAT-CV3Fa9aQJmfIzf0oqDtqY5660srjacxXFQopCjuHjdN69rDeUD8F9PLMElbwF0Grfox3TLeVCWsanjQjmAGGGPgrbkTIudKsVfDh7dc28Cg==&c=AjRfSlSCQPzLuHoH38A5kByg4nYgdTGbXmvhJ9r45tXeMDo8RaZkEw==&ch=Pgu0mEEaXAIRMlnSSWUPTWnsVXMy9vHiuA_G5kRbYeHAxTkdqJA1-g==>, or email pso at ccaha.org<mailto:pso at ccaha.org>


Clackamas County Tourism - Mt. Hood Territory present a day filled with fun and informative sessions helping you to take the digital marketing strategy for your business to the next level. Learn from staff and other industry experts about: Content-driven website strategy, live streaming on Facebook, the impact of drones on businesses, and customer service through social care.

Tuesday April 4th, 2017 - 8:30am-3pm. $10 fee - lunch provided. Location: Clackamas County Offices, Oregon City. Register here<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-clackamas-county-tourism-tech-symposium-tickets-32677487244>.


It's time to take the vision and put it on paper -- Applications are now live<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001yk0nCDELZR1dSJXm09dBGi_zDAbVcKWxUYIhynsWAC0QmSiMJcxL2cT7c9Q-F5Vsdgl7mLtr6CHV7DjNqKwIVo3IwgpUt2cyO16Ht67TaXeT_nhmZDfh8c0QudAB6pDhVJW-adIBJX8Hd_gmfBK8Gg51TUOVIQOLQ-DZRRxZ4pvq9js_vI-sEfqfSVxpJhnJHlZ_OJWNdXgSGsX6tDLOSBmfh0xp281HK6Kz-7aQzR85p8LaOETkPmcA0QW88AM_rmPGJAV2lH-mqGMHsAR2y4EKQ7ahSfDZW_wEvCoD7jInZLpH4y-lteGS6GAc8XlL6-AQ_gNfW8YMYx9CE-xFOv8HswUxCphfxTXYmKVLDHmNo0Wfm8GTWw==&c=cNn4tvgw-0jmwpqFEK28XTNfZ6ik0haUHdY2CrMQCzcKdoAZcpt_0Q==&ch=X7M5KWQlL3NShQtZtJWv30aHN9_adXpSaOhtTQ0jZHO2Ou6XtbT-eg==> for FY2018 Cultural Development Grants. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21.  The grants are designed to support cultural projects that address one of four application categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. In 2016 the Cultural Trust awarded 99 grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000. FY2018 grants will fund projects and activities that will occur between Aug.1, 2017 and July 30, 2018. Cultural Development Grants represent one third of the funding the Trust provides for Oregon's cultural nonprofits. Other funding includes grants to the Trust's five statewide partners - the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and the State Historic Preservation Office - and to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions that fund local initiatives. Trust Manager Aili Schreiner is available for scheduled application consultations between now and the April 21 application deadline. Please email aili.schreiner at oregon.gov<mailto:aili.schreiner at oregon.gov> to set up a call.


Curator of Art and Community Engagement, High Desert Museum - Salaried/Regular Full-time
The High Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historic collections.

High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide all aspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the High Desert Museum's art collection. The Curator of Art and Community Engagement will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of art of the American West that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions and inspiring community programs. The Museum emphasizes scholarship: the qualified applicant will have a familiarity with the historic and contemporary literary works and academic journals that focus on art of the American West, and the Intermountain West in particular. The applicant must have a proven record of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on diverse art themes, including contemporary art works. We seek an individual with innovative programming concepts and delivery who applies their expertise to inspire our visitors to learn more about art of the American West, and the interdisciplinary relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the region. The successful candidate will  create and conduct multigenerational public education programs that integrate STEAM concepts. The candidate must have excellent presentation and written skills. Teaching experience and experience working with collections is a plus. A positive demeanor, high level of professionalism and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different  combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

See the full job description and application instructions here<https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/sites/default/files/Job%20Description%20Curator%20of%20Art%20and%20Engagement%20Winter%202017.pdf>.

Archaeologist, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde's Historic Preservation Office - Full-time
Job description and details can be found at http://www.grandronde.org/about/employment/archaeologist
Applications can be found at http://www.grandronde.org/media/1712/employment-app09222016.pdf
All openings can be found at http://www.grandronde.org/about/employment

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 21st

Completed applications and resumes can be sent to HR by Fax or Email
Fax: 1-503-879-2258
Email: empapps at grandronde.org<mailto:empapps at grandronde.org>

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (jessica.curteman at grandronde.org<mailto:jessica.curteman at grandronde.org>) or Briece Edwards (briece.edwards at grandronde.org<mailto:briece.edwards at grandronde.org>). We will also be attending the upcoming SAA and NWAC, so come find and ask us any questions you might have. Please forward to any archaeologist you might think would be interested in working for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde!


March 27, 7pm-9pm, McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Portland, OR 97211
In recognition of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps until after the conclusion of World War II, and the second annual Minoru Yasui Day, this program offers stories of those who stood against the incarceration and the racism faced by many Japanese Americans after the war. George Nakata grew up in Portland's Nihonmachi and was incarcerated at Minidoka as a child. In his adulthood, Mr. Nakata has become a trusted story-teller, sharing many stories of incarceration from the community. Linda Tamura will highlight some of the Hood River, Oregon, residents who supported their Japanese American neighbors in the face of aggressive discrimination they faced after the war. We will read personal letters and proclamations from Oregonians to Governor Sprague in 1941 and 1942, both advocating for and resisting the exclusion and incarceration of Oregonian Japanese Americans.

On view will be Architecture of Internment: The Buildup to Wartime Incarceration, a traveling exhibit about the role of Oregonians in the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans during World War II curated by Anne Galisky (Graham Street Productions).

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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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