[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-11-30

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Nov 30 15:59:45 PST 2017

In this issue:
1. 2018 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Open for Nominations
2. Oregon Heritage Conference & Awards Sponsorship Opportunities
3. George Kramer and Theo Downes-Le Guin appointed to Cultural Trust Board of Directors
4. Today is the last day to comment on draft of Social Science Standards


The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage, drawing public attention to these efforts, and raising the quality of heritage-oriented activities.

Nominations are encouraged for organizations and projects of all sizes and heritage purposes and for volunteers and professionals from all heritage sectors.

"The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Beth Dehn, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others on how to develop new ideas, approaches, and innovations."

Last year's recipients included:

-- Oregon Public Broadcasting's 2016 "Oregon Experience" Season, for a year of exceptional programming, which resulted in showcase documentaries that promoted education and dialogue around remarkable citizens and underrepresented communities of the state.
--"15 Minutes Histories" Project, a cutting-edge collaboration between the Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes County Historical Society that innovatively addressed the immediate access and long-term preservation needs of community-based stories in Central Oregon.
--Aimee Gorham Mural Conservation Project, an exemplary cooperative effort to preserve and interpret a uniquely Oregonian cultural asset, a 1930s WPA-era wood art mural in Portland's Chapman Elementary School created by one of the state's most important female artists.
--John M. Tess, Portland, for a 40-year professional career built around increasingly significant and enduring contributions to the cause of preserving Oregon's historic and architectural legacy.
--Historic Columbia River Highway 2016 Centennial Celebration, a range of statewide stakeholders joined the Oregon Department of Transportation to host yearlong public programs and events as part of a once-in-a-century birthday bash for Oregon's oldest scenic highway.
--Vanport Mosaic Festival 2016, a groundbreaking, grassroots effort that utilized a multi-disciplinary approach through creative partnerships to bring Oregonians together to learn and talk about Vanport's history.
--Kelly Haverkate, for her inspirational and tireless commitment as a Main Street program volunteer, whose work resulted in a visionary, transformative, and sustainable revitalization of the city of Dayton's downtown, a gem in the Willamette Valley.
--Redmond's Union High School Rehabilitation Project, a statewide model for restoration and adaptive reuse of a locally treasured historic building, honoring its storied past while beginning a new chapter as the home of City Hall.
--Dorothy Brandner*, for over a decade of extraordinary volunteerism and estimable leadership in the areas of preservation, interpretation, and historical research while serving the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery.
*Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation

Awards will be presented on April 12, 2018 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Bend by Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The Awards Banquet is held in coordination with the Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11-13. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx.

The announcement for 2018 awardees will be made in mid-March 2018. Tickets for the awards presentation will be made available this coming spring. For more information or to fill out a nomination form, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/award_info.aspx.

Questions can be directed to Beth Dehn, Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator, at beth.dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:beth.dehn at oregon.gov>.


Each year, the Oregon Heritage Commission brings together the leaders and volunteer organizers of the historic preservation, heritage, historic cemeteries, landmark commissions, historic trails, main streets, and historical societies in Oregon. We host two events: The Oregon Heritage Conference and the Heritage Excellence Awards.

The 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference and Heritage Excellence Awards will be in Bend April 11-13 and we invite you to be a visible supporter of these events by becoming a sponsor. Your sponsorship will put you in a positive spotlight, and bring you recognition as a supporter of the Oregon heritage community. We expect about 300 registrants from around the state.

There are many levels of sponsorship to choose from, ranging from a session sponsor to conference program sponsor to a plenary speaker sponsor or awards dinner sponsor. You can find a detailed description of sponsor levels and benefits by visiting here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.

To learn more about the Oregon Heritage Conference visit here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Katie Henry at Katie.henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.henry at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-0671.


George Kramer, a heritage executive from Ashland, and Theo Downes-Le Guin, director of Portland's Upfor<https://www.facebook.com/upforgallery/?fref=mentions> gallery, have been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors by Governor Kate Brown<https://www.facebook.com/oregongovernor/?fref=mentions>. The appointments were confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They fill positions vacated by John Tess and Mike Golub, who completed their terms at the end of October.

A graduate of the University of Oregon<https://www.facebook.com/universityoforegon/?fref=mentions> School of Architecture, Kramer has a master's in historic preservation. Established in 1989, Kramer & Company is based in Ashland and works with private, corporate and public clients throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Kramer serves as one of Oregon's Advisors to the National Trust for Historic Preservation<https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforHistoricPreservation/?fref=mentions>, is a former board member of the National Alliance of Historic Preservation Commissions and served for a decade on the Oregon Heritage<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage/?fref=mentions> Commission, the last four years as its chairman.

Downes-Le Guin is the founder of Upfor, a contemporary art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Prior to opening the gallery in 2013, he had a 20-year career in high technology marketing, social policy research and the visual arts. He currently serves on the board and executive committee for Literary Arts<https://www.facebook.com/LiteraryArts/?fref=mentions>, having recently served as board member and president for DISJECTA<https://www.facebook.com/Disjecta/?fref=mentions> Contemporary Art Center. Downes-Le Guin holds degrees in sociology and art history from the University of Michigan<https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfMichigan/?fref=mentions> and Columbia University.

"We are extremely fortunate that two such passionate and dedicated cultural advocates have committed their talents to the Cultural Trust," said Board Chair Carole Morse. "We also welcome their perspective as experts in the heritage and arts communities."

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Feedback Sought on Draft 1 Social Sciences Academic Content Standards Revisions
ORS 329.045 requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to regularly and periodically review and revise the academic content standards. The Oregon Department of Education seeks feedback on Draft 1 Social Sciences Academic Content Standards revisions. You will find the surveys at http://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/socialsciences/Pages/2017-Draft-Standards.aspx. Comments received from this first round of review will be used by the Social Sciences Content and Assessment Advisory Panel to inform further revision work. Using the surveys, you have the opportunity to share feedback to the Draft 1 standards. You also have the opportunity to recommend specific changes to the standards statements. Multiple surveys are offered so you can review the standards by grade level or by content area. You are welcome to complete one or all of the surveys. Survey data will be collected and shared with the Advisory Panel to create Draft 2.

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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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