[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-09-22

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Sep 22 16:02:36 PDT 2017

In this issue:
1. SAVE THE DATE for the Oregon State Archives Open House Oct. 21
2. Have you checked the grant deadline of your County or Tribal Cultural Coalition lately?
3. Travel Oregon awards $400,000 for local tourism projects
4. NPS African American civil rights grant extension announced
5. Becoming Oregon: Letters to Asahel Bush II now online!
6. Series of webinars on audiovisual collections


This event coincides with Archives Month in October and gives everyone a chance to meet the State archivists and learn about what they do. There will be an exhibit coordinated with the event. More details coming soon!



One of the funding opportunities through the Oregon Cultural Trust are the 45 County and Tribal Coalitions. Oregon's 45 county and tribal Cultural Coalitions are funded directly by the Trust and are unique to the state. Led by dedicated volunteers, each coalition prioritizes community cultural goals and annually distributes seed grants that address the needs of each county.

Many of these County Cultural Coalitions have grants that are due in the next couple of months so this would be a good opportunity to check in on your County Cultural Coalition if your organization has an arts, culture, or heritage project that needs funding. You can find information on these Coalitions here: http://culturaltrust.org/about-us/coalitions/.


Increased signage, a Columbia River Gorge trails restoration program and access points to the East Applegate Ridge Trail are a few of the products that will soon be available for Oregonians and our visitors to enjoy. The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon<https://t.e2ma.net/click/9exlw/x162xs/tyt7oi> awarded $400,000 in matching grant funding to organizations around the state to enhance, expand and promote the visitor industry.

The competitive grants program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon's tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon's vision of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies." More than $1.5 million have been awarded through Travel Oregon's grants program over the past nine years to 125 projects across the state.

The 29 grant projects awarded this year will be completed by October 2018.

The Travel Oregon Competitive Small Grant awardees and their projects are:

  *   Applegate Trails Association to construct and pave an access road and parking area for the East Applegate Ridge Trailhead at Hwy. 238
  *   Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) to implement Phase I (stakeholder outreach, preliminary project organization and prioritization) for the development of the unfinished segments of the Oregon Coast Trail
  *   Butte Creek Mill Foundation contribution to the rebuild and restoration of the historic Butte Creek Mill to make it accessible to all through appropriate modifications in structure while preserving the historic integrity
  *   Cascade Pacific Resource, Conservation & Development to develop marketing materials to help educate the public, elected officials and visitors on the serious impacts invasive species have on the Oregon dunes and the importance of preservation of open sand
  *   Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce to develop a multimedia marketing and advertising campaign to inspire travel to Newberg and the surrounding area during the shoulder season
  *   Discover Your Northwest (dba Discover Your Forest) to support Deschutes Trails Collaborative (DTC) efforts in convening diverse stakeholders to find socially equitable and economically feasible solutions to create a sustainable trails system in Central Oregon
  *   Douglas County Parks Department to develop and install wayfinding signs for recreational assets in Winchester Bay and the Windy Cove Recreation area, as well as the development of an informational kiosk
  *   Dunes City to repair and install signage at the Siltcoos Lake boat ramp and along the Siltcoos river
  *   Eastern Oregon Visitors Association for development of an Eastern Oregon microsite and presence on the Brand USA website - VisitTheUSA.com<https://t.e2ma.net/click/9exlw/x162xs/9qu7oi>
  *   Edúcate Ya to create partnerships with tourism businesses that have primarily English and Spanish speaking staff. Offsetting 75 percent of costs for partner businesses will give staff the opportunity to complete both Spanish and English language training, as well as Latino cultural competency trainings
  *   Friends of the Columbia Gorge for development and marketing of Columbia River Gorge car-free itineraries that promote the Gorge's transit system - especially in high-visitation sites - and to guide travelers to less visited eastern areas
  *   Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection to design and install signage at the entry points to the Rogerson Clematis Garden and provide interpretive signage throughout key areas of the garden
  *   Go Wild: American Adventures LLC for participation in the 2018 Go West Summit trade show, to connect with the world's top international tour operators
  *   Hanthorn Cannery Foundation to install signage at the Pier 39 Hanthorn Cannery Foundation site in Astoria that will welcome visitors to the museum and gift shop
  *   Josephy Center for Arts and Culture to promote the Northeast Oregon Arts Trail through a marketing campaign on OPB's radio, television and online channels
  *   Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce to expand the video library of outdoor recreation assets to use for marketing the Maupin area online and on television
  *   Mid-Columbia Economic Development District for development of a brand and collateral that inspires visitors to come to Dufur
  *   Oregon Coast Visitors Association to purchase American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) curriculum for Waldport High School students to be trained on, and certified in, job-ready tourism and hospitality skills. Classes and training certification will also be available for adults in the central coast seeking employment and career advancement
  *   Oregon Environmental Council to create a public art tourism loop to celebrate Oregon's legacy of environmental protection, including the Beach Bill, Bottle Bill and Bike Bill
  *   Oregon International Port of Coos Bay for the purchase of weather-resistant ADA picnic tables at the Charleston Marina RV Park
  *   Oregon State Parks Foundation to construct two bike pods strategically placed along the Oregon Coast Bike Route at Fort Stevens State Park and Cape Lookout State Park
  *   Portland Playhouse for a marketing and advertising campaign to promote the Portland Playhouse's newly renovated space (and 10th anniversary season) through website optimization and a presence in their key target markets of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Minneapolis
  *   Restore Oregon to develop marketing materials for a statewide historic theater conference, while also making attendance more accessible by providing registration and lodging costs for those in financial need
  *   Salem Brewery Association to develop a marketing and advertising campaign to promote the Salem Ale and Cider Trail and its passport program
  *   Trailkeepers of Oregon to develop a "$1 for Gorge Trails" program that collects money, one dollar at a time, at participating Columbia River Gorge businesses through online reservations, resort fees and point of sales expenditures. Funds will directly support trail work projects in the region
  *   Trans-Cascadia Backcountry Mountain Bike Guiding and Outfitters LLC for participation in the 2018 Go West Summit trade show, to connect with the world's top international tour operators
  *   Travel Medford to host a Medford area familiarization tour for sporting event decision makers
  *   Umatilla Chamber of Commerce for creation of a destination development plan that will allow them to map assets, identify niche travel markets, and prioritize product development
  *   Visit McMinnville for website redesign and enhancement that will incorporate the Oregon Tourism Information System database and additional trip-planning tools

Travel Oregon's next Competitive Small Grants funding cycle will open in July 2018.
For more information on Travel Oregon's grants program, contact Michelle Woodard at Grants at TravelOregon.com<mailto:Grants at TravelOregon.com> or visit: Industry.TravelOregon.com/Grants<https://t.e2ma.net/click/9exlw/x162xs/pjv7oi>.


New Deadline: OCTOBER 8, 2017 11:59PM EST

Given the impact of multiple hurricanes, fires, and disaster situations the NPS has decided to extend the deadline for the FY2017 AACR grants for 9 days.

The application process remains the same through Grants.gov and this is a firm deadline.  Applications will not be accepted outside the Grants.gov system.  Please start this process early.

For questions please contact State, Tribal, Local, Plans and Grants at preservation_grants_info at nps.gov<mailto:preservation_grants_info at nps.gov> or 202-354-2020. https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/civil-rights/

phone: 202-354-2020
fax: 202-371-1794

To apply for a grant, please visit grants.gov<http://grants.gov/>, where all funding opportunity announcements are posted.


Becoming Oregon: Letters to Asahel Bush II, Oregon Statesman Editor, 1850-1863 NOW ONLINE!

The Becoming Oregon Project provides internet access to 500 original letters written by notable Oregon pioneers to Asahel Bush II (1824-1913)<https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/bush_asahel_1824_1913_/#.WRDfAGcUX5o>. Bush was founding editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper and later became one of early Oregon's wealthiest men by co-founding the Ladd & Bush Bank in Salem. The Bush family's farmstead was acquired by the City of Salem and is now Bush's Pasture Park. Their 1878 Italianate home is open to the public as the Bush House Museum, a program of the Salem Art Association. The Becoming Oregon project has been funded through grants from the Oregon Heritage Commission<http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/pages/index.aspx> and the Oregon Cultural Trust<http://culturaltrust.org/>.

The letters can be found at http://SalemArt.org/programs/bush-house-museum/becoming-oregon/. For information on the Becoming Oregon Project contact Ross Sutherland, Bush House Museum Director at ross at SalemArt.org<mailto:ross at SalemArt.org> or 503-363-4714. Over 2,220 historic Bush Family photographs are also available online at the Salem Public Library's, Oregon Historic Photograph Collection website http://photos.salemhistory.net/cdm/landingpage/collection/bushhouse.


In partnership with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), NEDCC announces a series of new programs on caring for audiovisual collections.

About the Program
Due to issues like media fragility and technological obsolescence, audiovisual materials present their own unique challenges for those archivists, curators, and other professionals who are charged with their preservation and access. NEDCC has partnered with AMIA to offer a series of five continuing education webinars this fall, geared towards working with these particular items in collections. All sessions are taught by leading professionals in the field and webinar attendees will leave with a working knowledge of key concepts related to these topics.

Who Should Attend?
The webinars are designed for new and experienced professionals alike. You need not be a member of AMIA to attend.

October 12, 2017   ----   AMIA Continuing Education: The Environmental Impact of Archives
Instructor: Linda Tadic, CEO, Digital Bedrock

October 17, 2017    ----   AMIA Continuing Education: Processing Oral Histories
Instructors: Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, Oklahoma State University Library, and Sarah Milligan, Associate Professor and Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State University

October 24, 2017   ----    AMIA Continuing Education: The Fundamentals of Copyright (Part 1)
Instructor: Hope O'Keeffe, Associate General Counsel, Library of Congress (We encourage you to register for both Part 1 and Part 2.)

October 26, 2017   ----    AMIA Continuing Education: The Fundamentals of Copyright (Part 2)
Instructor: Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library
(We encourage you to register for both Part 1 and Part 2.)

November 2, 2017   ----    AMIA Continuing Education: Storage of Audiovisual Collections
Instructor: Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Senior Research Scientist, Image Permanence Institute

Information & Registration: https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist

Questions? Contact: Elena Cordova, NEDCC Preservation Specialist, ecordova (at) nedcc (dot)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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