[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-05-18

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu May 18 13:05:26 PDT 2017

In this issue:
1. LAST CHANCE to give your input on the Oregon SHPO 2017-2022 Preservation Plan
2. Preservation month events continue
3. SOU launches Stories of Southern Oregon digital collection
4. Oregon Archaeological Celebration call for 2017 events
5. Tualatin Historical Society seeks heritage center manager
6. Tourism spending in Oregon enjoys seventh consecutive year of strong growth
7. Oregon Heritage grant committees review notification


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.

The Oregon SHPO is asking Oregonians what makes Oregon's heritage special to them with an online survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHeritagePartnerSurvey>. Survey participants will identify what issues matter most and how to best preserve our history. Those interested in or associated with local historic preservation efforts, main street, museums, governments, cemeteries, archaeology, archives, historic trails, and other heritage related interests are encouraged to take this survey. The survey will be open until May 30, 2017.

To take the survey 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.


During the month of May Oregon Heritage will highlight activities across the state related to celebrated National Preservation Month. If you have events occurring during the month of May related to Historic Preservation Month, send them to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov> for inclusion in the Oregon Heritage News.

Visit the Columbia River's "Ellis Island", the Historic U.S. Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove, for an Open House Saturday, May 27, 1-4pm. There will be an annual meeting at 1:30pm where they will recognize Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation Students & Instructors. The program at 2pm is "U.S. Public Health Service Impact on WWI". Special exhibits include: WWI Military Field Desk Display & Fallen Comrade Display. You can stroll the grounds and view the healing garden and artifact alley and enjoy light refreshments.
Location:  3 miles upriver from Washington side of Astoria/Megler Bridge
Museum will be open most summer Saturdays from 1-4 pm or by appointment (503-738-5206)
Email: knapptoncove at gmail.com<mailto:knapptoncove at gmail.com>
www. knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org


Southern Oregon University is pleased to announce the launch of STORIES OF SOUTHERN OREGON, the newest of Hannon Library's Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) collection at http://soda.sou.edu. Some content is now loaded and more is forthcoming.

Thanks to 2016 funding from the Oregon Heritage Commission, the STORIES project collected more than 200 historic photos and videotaped interviews of more than 30 farm and ranch families and helper agencies in Southern Oregon. Included in these are the stories of four family properties designated as Century Farms by the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program: Carpenter, Parsons, Birdseye, Nealon.

The STORIES project focuses on multigenerational farms and ranches and examines how and why agricultural lands stay in the family under the rubric: Landscape Gained, Landscape Lost, Landscape Changed. The stories collected reflect the many factors and stresses facing farm and ranch families including legislation, politics, succession, sustainability, urban sprawl, and economics. All of the stories are poignant and meaningful to those families telling stories, and those who hear them.

The STORIES project is making a tremendous impact, allowing people to tell their stories, their family history, and the very real challenges these families face today. Some stories would be lost without this project. Some stories need to be told again and again so that others can hear them, so folks can at one point, listen. The work is helping to preserve family farms and ranches and to keep land in agricultural production. It is helping to keep the conversation public and informational, not hostile or aggressive.
Helping others to understand another point of view.

There are many important stories to be documented, and on the strength of the Oregon Heritage Commission grant, Southern Oregon University was awarded a 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the Common Heritage program to document Southern Oregon's work life in the fields, forests, mills, and mines. This STORIES project, essentially phase II, launched on May 11 and May 13 in Eagle Point. More than a dozen Story Days are planned for Jackson and Josephine counties over the next couple of months. Thanks to a partnership with the OSU Extension Service, collected stories will be displayed at the 4-H exhibits at county and harvest fairs late summer and early fall.

For more information contact Maureen Flanagan Battistella (SOUSociology/Anthropology) battistem at sou.edu<mailto:battistem at sou.edu> cell 541-324-1382, Jeffrey Gayton (SOU University Librarian) gaytonj at sou.edu<mailto:gaytonj at sou.edu>, Mary Jane Cedar Face (SOU Hannon Archives) cedarface at sou.edu<mailto:cedarface at sou.edu>, or Kate Cleland-Sipfle (SOU Hannon Cataloging Coordinator) clelandk at sou.edu<mailto:clelandk at sou.edu>.


We still have some room on the Oregon Archaeology Celebration annual calendar of events (for events from September 15, 2017 through 2018). If you or your organization plan to host, display, or present on an archaeology related topic, this is your chance to generate interest and an audience. Approximately 4,500 calendar of events are distributed each year throughout Oregon. All you have to do is fill out the 2017 OAC Call for Events submittal form available on the Oregon SHPO Archaeological Services<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/ARCH/Pages/index.aspx> web page and send it to John Pouley at john.pouley at oregon.gov. The submission deadline is June 15, 2017.


Tualatin Historical Society operates Tualatin Heritage Center for the City of Tualatin.  It serves as the home of the historical society and is open 10-2 weekdays and many evenings for public and private events.  The heritage center manager works approximately 25-30 hours a week.  Salary range is $20-24,000.  There will be a period of transition between the present manager and new one. Request full job description from larry.mcclure at gmail.com<mailto:larry.mcclure at gmail.com>. Applications due by 2 p.m. June 5.  For more information on the society, see www.tualatinhistoricalsociety.org<http://www.tualatinhistoricalsociety.org> and Facebook.


Oregon Heritage is holding grant review committee meetings for several grant programs. At the meetings the committees will score and rank the applications. The recommendations from each program will be forward to the appropriate commissions or committees for final approval. All meetings will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St NE and accessible by phone. Visit our grant web page<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> to learn more about the grants and meetings.
Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grant - May 22, 8:00 a.m.
Room 124A, Conference Call: (224) 501-3412, Access Code: 612-353-749
Oregon Museum Grant  -  May 24, 9:00 a.m.
Room 124A, Conference Call: (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 959-578-045
Preserving Oregon Grant - June 6, 9:00 a.m.
Room 124B, Conference Call: (872) 240-3311, access Code: 630-845-173
Diamonds in the Rough grant - June 8, 8:30 a.m.
Room 124A, Conference Call: (571) 317-3122, access Code: 824-082-677


Governor Kate Brown announced at last week's Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism that 2016 was the travel industry's seventh consecutive year of increasing growth and economic impact, with travel-related spending generating record revenues for the state. Independent findings by Dean Runyan Associates indicate that travel-related spending throughout the state increased by nearly $500 million last year, reaching a record $11.3 billion, while the number of Oregonians directly employed in the industry rose to more than 109,000.

The report, which provides detailed estimates of statewide, regional and county travel impact, includes the following findings:

  *   Visitors to Oregon generated $11.3 billion in revenue for the state in 2016. This represents a 4.3 percent increase in spending in real dollars compared to the previous year and marked the seventh consecutive year of growth.
  *   Last year Oregon destinations hosted 28.4 million overnight visitors, with hotel room revenue throughout the state increasing by 8 percent.
  *   Domestic visitor air arrivals to Oregon grew 10.5 percent over the previous year.
  *   The travel industry added more than 4,000 new jobs in 2016, a 3.5 percent increase over the prior year, bringing total statewide travel industry jobs to 109,500.
  *   Secondary impacts from the re-spending of travel-generated revenues by businesses and employees were equivalent to 56,900 jobs in 2016, with earnings of $2.6 billion.
  *   The travel industry's gross domestic product was $4.7 billion in 2016.
  *   The travel industry is one of the top three export-oriented industries in rural Oregon counties.
The findings reported by Dean Runyan Associates confirm the economic significance of the travel industry in Oregon. To read the full report, including specific regional and county breakouts, go to Industry.TravelOregon.com/EconomicImpact<https://t.e2ma.net/click/1glvu/pv851c/loom6h>.

Also in Travel Oregon news, the 2016 Travel Oregon Industry Achievement Awards were announced. One of the award winners includes the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute who received the Gene Leo Memorial Award.

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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