[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-10-06

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Fri Oct 6 10:59:40 PDT 2017

1. Oregon Heritage Commission to meet Oct. 22-23 in Enterprise
2. Historic Cemeteries Commission meets Oct. 13 in Moro
3. Event schedule available for Oregon Archaeology Month
4. Applications open for two IMLS museum grant programs
5. WMA 2018 Annual Meeting call for proposals
6. Oregon’s Bounty: A Celebration of the Harvest October 7 at the State Capitol


On October 22, Commissioners will gather at 12:30 p.m. to tour heritage efforts Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center and the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center.

On October 23, a public business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Prairie Creek Center, 104 Licht Street, Enterprise. Its agenda includes review and decision on a proposed statewide celebration declaration for the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail migration, Oregon Heritage Tradition designation proposal, Oregon Heritage Conference 2018 in Bend, a statewide digitization initiative, and technical outreach services.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

For more information and accessibility needs, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact Interim Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov.


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. October 13 at the OSU Sherman County Extension Office, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro. Agenda items will include cemetery ownership, statewide cemetery clean-up days, grant projects, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will also discuss draft administrative rules for the implementation of recent legislation. This legislation created a program to provide permits to organizations that want to maintain and preserve abandoned cemeteries. The commission will invite public comments. The meeting will also be accessible online. For information on the meeting and to see the draft rule, visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

Requests for information about the meeting and accessibility may be made to and comments on the draft rule language coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov.


Celebrate archaeology in Oregon by participating in events across the state! You can find a list of events here: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/2017AMEvents.pdf.


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting grant applications for the Museums for America and the National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. The application deadline for each program is December 1, 2017.

Changes to the FY 2018 programs include adjustments to award amount limits for Museums for America (MFA); applicants may request awards of up to $250,000. The Museums for America program continues to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.

Applicants for The National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-M) program may now apply under four new project categories: Advancing Digital Assets and Capacity, Diversity and Inclusion, Collections Care and Access, and Professional Development. Program guidelines also include information about activities of special interest to IMLS for FY 2018.

See the IMLS website for program guidelines (notices of funding opportunities), instructions for completing applications, staff contacts, and webinar information for both of these museum grant programs:
- Museums for America<https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america>
- National Leadership Grants for Museums<https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums>

Applicants are encouraged to check the IMLS website for future notices of funding opportunities for the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Program, Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program, and Museums Empowered Program.

Potential grant applicants are invited to view two pre-recorded webinars, which can help provide information on how to choose the appropriate funding opportunity and navigate the required IMLS forms. Click here for instructions on how to join the webinars. Pre-recorded webinars are accessible online.

IMLS also invites potential applicants to view a live webinar offered for each grant program. Details are available on the IMLS website at www.imls.gov<http://www.imls.gov>.


The Western Museums Association's 2018 Annual Meeting will focus on the theme of INSPIRE. WMA announces the Request for Proposals<http://www.westmuse.org/RFP> for WMA 2018, which will be held in Tacoma, Washington on October 21-24.

Through the theme of INSPIRE, we will focus on the ways museums inspire action, change, and unity. How can museums inspire communities to take action? How can museums be agents of social change / social justice? How can museums increase diversity in their exhibits, programming, and museum staff / boards? What cross-sector, unconventional partnerships can be formed between museums and other organizations? How can we make museums more inclusive places? The deadline for 2018 Session Proposals is Friday, November 17, 2017.


Face painting, participating in mini tractor pulls, picking pumpkins and petting small animals sounds like a fall day out on the farm, but this year we are bringing the experience into downtown Salem for Oregon’s Bounty: A Celebration of the Harvest on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Capitol.

Free face painting and a free pumpkin patch (one per person, limited to availability) will be offered during the entire event. Caught Red Handed, a band from Bandon, will perform on the Capitol steps starting at 11:30 a.m. Numerous agricultural activities will be available inside and outside the Capitol throughout the entire four hours, including the Department of Agriculture’s Crop Up Luncheon, which goes 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in State Capitol State Park. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased at http://bit.do/CropUp.

It will also be the last chance in 2017 for visitors to go to the observation platform on top of the Capitol. Tower tours will be offered at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., weather permitting. Tower tours are limited to the first 50 people for each time slot.

This is a fun, safe, family-friendly event which is presented by the Capitol History Gateway Project and sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

For more information about the event, please visit www.oregoncapitol.com<http://www.oregoncapitol.com> or contact the Oregon State Capitol Visitor Services Department at 503-986-1388.

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.
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