[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-10-19

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Thu Oct 19 16:02:10 PDT 2017

In this issue:
1. Oregon State Archives Open House Oct. 21
2. Historic Cemeteries Month events
3. Committee to review Oregon Heritage Grant applications
4. Willamette Heritage Center seeks partners for annual invitational exhibit
5. Collection Assessment for Preservation grants open Nov. 1
6. OMS Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award Winners Announced


Calling all Oregon history and game lovers!  On Saturday, October 21 from 10 am to 3 pm the Oregon State Archives will hold its Annual Open House in celebration of National Archives Month. Please join us for this fun and fascinating family friendly event to learn about Oregon’s history and to interact with Oregon’s historic documents and records. You might even learn something about your own history in the process.

Guests of all ages will participate in activities featuring Oregon’s colorful trademarks, photographs, and original records representing Oregon’s diverse regional landscapes, economy, and natural beauty and play “Game of Oregon.” Inspired by the popular book and television series - Game of Thrones, “Game of Oregon” invites you to experience the “Seven Kingdoms” of Oregon (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon, Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge, and Greater Portland). Guests will also test their knowledge skills, and luck by using historical records from the State Archives. Activities include games of chance, puzzles, coloring, and trivia. Prizes and giveaways will be featured throughout the day!

In addition to games and activities, behind-the-scenes tours of the Archives will be given and guests will be able to view our newly installed gallery exhibit showcasing Oregon’s “Seven Kingdoms.”  This event is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact the Oregon State Archives: Phone: 503-373-0701; e-mail:  reference.archives at oregon.gov<mailto:reference.archives at oregon.gov>; or visit our website at http://sos.oregon.gov/archives/Pages/archives-month.aspx . You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and additional event information.


October is Historic Cemeteries Month so find a local historic cemetery and see if they have any events happening this month, especially the last week in October…

Here are a few events happening around Oregon:

-      Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland Tour of Untimely Departures http://www.friendsoflonefircemetery.org/

-      Taft Cemetery, Lincoln City Tour to Die For http://tourtodiefor.com/

-      Greenwood Cemetery, Astoria Talking Tombstones XIV http://www.cumtux.org/default.asp?deptid=1&com=events&eventID=20


A committee will meet to score and rank applications for the Oregon Heritage Grant program. The recommendations from the committees will be forwarded to the Oregon Heritage Commission for final review and approval on November 6 via conference call. The grant committee meeting will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE, and can also be accessed by phone. The committee will meet October 30, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is 1‐888‐278‐0296, access Code: 4653554.

For information about the grants, contact Kuri Gill at 503-968-0685 or kuri.gill at oregon.gov<mailto:kuri.gill at oregon.gov>


The Willamette Heritage Center is seeking partners for an exhibit focused on the idea of “Arrival” and how it plays into our community’s history.  This exhibit will look specifically at stories of migration, immigration and journeys.  Partner organizations curate a section of the exhibit which will be on display from Saturday January 27 – Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Willamette Heritage Center.  More details available by visiting  https://www.willametteheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Request-for-Proposals.pdf.  If you are interested in participating please contact Kylie Pine by November 30, 2017 at kyliep at willametteheritage.org<mailto:kyliep at willametteheritage.org> or call 503-585-7012 ext. 257.


The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications for the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program<http://www.conservation-us.org/cap> will open on November 1st 2017, with a deadline of February 1, 2018.

The CAP program is open to small and medium-sized museums, zoos, aquariums, arboreta, and botanical gardens in the United States. Participating institutions receive funding for a general conservation assessment from qualified collections and building assessors. The two assessors work collaboratively to provide institutions with prioritized recommendations for improved collections care. CAP is often a first step for small institutions that wish to improve the condition of their collections or develop a long-range preservation plan, and can serve as a fundraising tool for future collections projects. Additional information on the CAP process, eligibility, and applications are available at www.conservation-us.org/cap<http://www.conservation-us.org/cap>.

In anticipation of the application cycle, FAIC will host an informational webinar on October 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. EST. To register for the webinar, visit the Is CAP a Good Fit for My Institution? registration page<https://events-na6.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1377315405/en/events/event/shared/1389327373/event_registration.html?sco-id=1437455130&_charset_=utf-8>. CAP is administered by FAIC under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Oregon Main Street announced its 2017 "Excellence in Downtown Revitalization" award winners Oct. 4 at the Evening of Excellence Celebration in Oregon City, Oregon.

The nineteen projects, businesses, & individuals honored are:

Best Façade Under $7500 - Astoria Vintage Hardware, Astoria
Best Façade Over $7500 - The Deidrich Building, Stayton
Outstanding Interior Renovation - Insomnia Coffee Company, Hillsboro
Outstanding Special Project - Historic Albany Carousel, Albany
Best Placemaking Project - The Birdcage, Baker City
Best Downtown Public Improvement - Strawberry Plaza Revitalization, Lebanon
Outstanding Upper Floor Renovation - The Mann Block, Baker City
Outstanding Adaptive Reuse - Astoria Station, Astoria
Business of the Year - The Pix Theatre, Albany
Best New Business - Grano Bakery & Market, Oregon City
Best Image Campaign - Best of Oregon City, Oregon City
Best Image Campaign Honorable Mention - Port Orford Fire Hydrants, Port Orford
Best Retail Event - BeerFest Downtown Promotion, The Dalles
Best Downtown Special Event - Gorse Blossom Festival, Bandon
Outstanding Fundraiser - First City Celebration & Oregon Trail Brew Fest, Oregon City
Outstanding Partnership - BTI-Natural Resource, Baker City
Volunteer of the Year - Tyson Brooks, La Grande
Main Street Manager of the Year - Mike Ragsdale, Newberg
Main Street Hero - Mary Oberst & Barbara Sidway

"The award winners reflect some of the highest achievements in downtown revitalization efforts across the state," said Sheri Stuart, state coordinator, Oregon Main Street. "It is simply amazing to see the people and partnerships that develop focused on enhancing the vitality of the historic core of their communities and the projects they implement primarily through volunteer efforts."

You can find more information on the award winning projects, organizations, and individuals here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/SHPO/docs/2017OMSConference/AwardDescription.pdf>.

The wide range of awards is reflective of the comprehensive Main Street Approach(R) to downtown revitalization developed by the National Main Street Center. This model is used by the communities participating in the three-tier Main Street Track of Oregon Main Street Network. From 2010 to 2016, communities participating in the Performing Main Street and Transforming Downtown levels -- the top two tiers -- have seen $75,740,994 in private building improvement projects, $91,222,600 in public projects, 1,082 private rehab projects, 561 net new businesses, 121 business expansions, and 2,699 net new jobs. In addition, close to 176,000 hours of volunteer time has been contributed to local main street organizations.

Oregon Main Street is part of Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For additional information, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

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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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