[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-04-04

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Wed Apr 4 15:44:03 PDT 2018

In this issue:
1. 2018 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Winners Announced
2. LAST DAY to get regular registration rate for the Oregon Heritage Conference!
3. Oregon Heritage grant deadlines approaching in April/May
4. Oregon City seeks Historic House Guide/Recreation Programmer
5. Oregon Heritage Exchange blog features Linn County Museum Exhibit, "Telling Untold Stories"
6. April 15 deadline to sign up for Oregon Archives Crawl
7. Take advantage of discounts and events after the Oregon Heritage Conference
8. Cemeteries Sought for Statewide Cleanup


Individuals, organizations, and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards on April 12 in Bend. The public is invited to attend the presentation with pre-ticketing required.

The recipients will be:
--The Agate, Jefferson County Historical Society's local history journal distributed through the Madras Pioneer Paper to keep "history alive" while the museum is closed.
--John Goodenberger, for extraordinary dedication to preserving the physical and cultural heritage of Astoria through consultation, work with non-profits, and the creation of the Historic Preservation program at Clatsop Community College.
--Museum at Warm Springs, for 25 years of extraordinary work preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and serving as a model for cultural institutions seeking to preserve and honor indigenous cultures.
--Oregon Women Veterans Sculpture 'the Lionesses,' a memorial project in Springfield that honors women veterans and educates the community on the role of Oregon women in military combat, while providing a place for veterans to gather and reflect.
--"Parting Shots: Minor White's Images of Portland, 1938-1942," a public exhibition at the Architectural Heritage Center that paired Minor White's photographs of Portland buildings later lost to demolition with architectural artifacts to encourage public understanding of architectural preservation.
--Sharon Nesbit, for chronicling the history and events of greater East Multnomah County for over half a century, including advocating for the preservation of the Multnomah County Poor Farm, Edgefield.
--Stories of Southern Oregon, a project that documented heritage agriculture in five communities in Southern Oregon and serves as a prototype for further documentation work.
--Taylor's Drug & Fountain Building, an example of excellence in restoring a building to its historical roots with original materials and extreme care.
--Lionel Youst, for enriching the Coos Bay community as an active and vital historian, author, researcher and heritage advocate whose work spans heritage preservation efforts.

Additionally, the Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation is given for a project, organization, or person for outstanding contribution in the preservation of Oregon historic cemeteries. The award is named for Sally Donovan, who brought cemetery preservation to the forefront in Oregon. She developed historic cemetery planning and trained hundreds in the assessment, cleaning, and repair of monuments.
The 2018 recipient is:
--Valerie Vines Magee, for being instrumental in safety measures and the beautification of the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery.
The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This year's awards are being presented in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Conference.

The awards banquet will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sunriver Resort (17600 Center Dr, Sunriver) on the evening of Thursday, April 12. Special guests include Louie Pitt, Jr., Director of Governmental Affairs and Planning for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, who will share reflections on the heritage of Oregon "ewachanai"-the way it was yesterday, the way it is today, and the way it will be tomorrow.

Tickets are available by using the online registration system that is available through www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.


This is the last day to get the regular registration rate for the Oregon Heritage Conference April 11-13 in Bend! Be aware that the price will jump from $130 to $190, so save yourself loads (which you can always spend on the Bend Ale Trail instead) and sign up today!

Three days of workshops, tours, and sessions geared towards helping you and your organizations in your heritage preservation efforts. You can find a complete list of session descriptions on the conference webpage here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.

Highlights include:
-          Workshops on board roles and responsibilities, the Oregon Trail interpretation project, oral histories, and indigenous collections
-          Tours not only of creative adaptive reuse projects in Bend, but also exploring Redmond, Prineville and the Museum at Warm Springs
-          Sessions on interpretation, preservation tools, community engagement, archaeology, public history, and more!
-          A night of honoring excellent contributions to the preservation of Oregon's heritage at the 2018 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards and Banquet
-          And, of course, an awesome keynote speaker, Jeanette Pierce, who will address how to lift up the stories of lifelong residents as well as helping newcomers better understand and authentically connect with their new home

Don't you want to join us and help us nail down our meal counts? Register for the regular rate by April 4 (this Wednesday) by visiting here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.

There is also a great registration promotion going on "Buy one, get one half price for a board member". Contact Kuri Gill for instructions on how to get this deal. You can reach her at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0685.

For more information visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx. Major Conference Sponsors include: Indow Windows<https://indowwindows.com/historic-preservation-tax-credit/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=event&utm_campaign=heritage_oregon&utm_term=conference>, Oregon Historical Society<http://www.ohs.org/>, and Restore Oregon<https://restoreoregon.org/>.


Several Oregon Heritage grant deadlines are approaching so be sure to check them out and register for the online system in advance of the deadline.

Diamonds in the Rough Grant - Due May 9
These grants are to restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. The purpose is to return them to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national). These grants are part of the SHPO's Preserving Oregon Grant Program for the 2017-19 biennium. Grants may be awarded up to $20,000. These grants are funded in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Historic Cemeteries Grant - Due May 2
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) offers Historic Cemetery Grants to provide financial assistance in the following general categories: Protection and Security, Restoration and Preservation, Education and Training, Research and Interpretation. Eligible projects may include, but aren't limited to: security needs, training, conservation of historic elements such as curbs, markers, etc., documentation and mapping, signage, landscape restoration and planning.

Museum Grant - Due May 2
The Oregon Heritage Commission offers matching grants to public and non-profit heritage museums that meet certain qualifications. The grants support Oregon museums in projects for the collection and management of heritage collections, for heritage-related tourism, and heritage education and interpretations. Currently, $110,000 per biennium is available.

Preserving Oregon Grant - Letter of Intent due April 18, application due May 9
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) offers matching grants for rehabilitation work that supports the preservation of historic resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places or for significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and/or interpreting archaeological sites. Currently, $250,000 per biennium is available, and grant funds may be awarded for amounts up to $20,000.

Veterans and War Memorial Grant - Due April 25
The Veterans' and War Memorials Grant Program was created and established to provide funding assistance to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans' and war memorials.  The program will help honor Oregon's soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.

For more information visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx.


This is a two-year, limited duration position with funding available through June 30, 2020; however, the position could end sooner.

$19.42/hr. plus excellent fringe benefits including City paid 6% PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) "pick-up".

All application materials are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday April 13, 2018 OR when 100 applications have been submitted; whichever occurs first.

The City of Oregon City is recruiting for qualified applicants for a Part-Time Historic House Guide/Recreation Programmer position located at the Ermatinger House, 619 6th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.  The position is 20 hours a week.  The hours are structured around when the historic house is open to the public which is on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Hours outside of the facility open hours are provided to concentrate on various administrative duties, oversight of designated administrative duties, planning, organizing, and coordinating recreational activities, coordinating fundraising events and programs.  This position is also responsible for recruiting and scheduling volunteers to assist at the Historical House.   A Historic House Guide/Recreation Programmer represents the City and honors the history of the house by understanding the Interpretative Plan.  This position will be instrumental in working with outside agencies to procure house artifacts as well as friend's groups, volunteers and other City stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will be qualified to implement a variety of programs but will usually concentrate on one or more closely related programs that involve the historic house.  Programmers will demonstrate the ability to implement programs according to exact schedules, and oversee and train seasonal staff and volunteers. This position will be required to receive and learn a great amount of information and gain familiarity with the historical site.  They will need to be knowledgeable about the material being presented.  Programmers must be capable of facilitating tours for all ages. They must demonstrate a willingness to engage the community in a positive, welcoming, inclusive and professional way. Additionally, this position will be responsible for monitoring the publics conduct while touring the house and ensure artifacts are being handled appropriately and house rules and etiquette are being followed.

For more information visit https://www.orcity.org/humanresources/open-job-2018-historic-house-guiderecreation-programmer.


The Linn County Historical Museum partnered with the Oregon Black Pioneers to incorporate the African American settler experience in the area. Traditionally the museum has told the story of westward expansion exclusively from the Euro-American experience and this exhibit explores a previously untold perspective. Check out of the blog post<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/03/23/telling-the-pioneer-story-by-including-untold-stories/> to see how the museum was able to incorporate this perspective in their existing exhibit structure. You can also hear more about this partnership and its implications for their future exhibit strategy by attending the "Incorporate Absent Voices in Your Place Interpretation" session at the Oregon Heritage Conference<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> next week in Bend.


The Oregon Archives Crawl date has been set for Saturday, October 20, and we'd love for you to participate!

Our three host sites this year are the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Multnomah County Library (Central Branch).

Since this will be our 6th Crawl, most of the process of planning has already been worked out a while ago, which means we should be able to get this all planned with a minimum of work on your part, including no meetings.

To further our goal to make the Crawl as simple to orchestrate as possible, we are implementing an online form for participating organizations to complete.   The form is active now and we encourage you to fill it out soon, but certainly before the April 15th deadline.  You can access the form here:  https://goo.gl/forms/L94kG7F6H2b9y8fm1

Please make sure you enter the information exactly as you want to see it on posters, directories, and other outreach.  Since we don't always have the room to list all of our long organizational names, please provide an abbreviated form of your name that the public will recognize.

If you have not yet participated in the Crawl, or if it has been a few years since you participated, please let us know if you have any questions about the goals, how the day works, or the history of the event; Questions can be directed to: diana.banning at portlandoregon.gov<mailto:diana.banning at portlandoregon.gov>.

This is an excellent outreach opportunity that allows you to reach 200-300 people during a 5-hour period.  The planning committee only asks that you use your outreach avenues in order to help publicize the event within your established communities of supporters.  You'll be provided a table and can typically accommodate power and internet needs.  You just need to show up with whatever materials you'd like to bring in order to engage with a lot of curious people (and a willingness to talk!).


If you are headed to Bend for the Oregon Heritage Conference next week, be sure to check out activities following the conference on Saturday, April 14. There are also a couple of discount opportunities for activities so be sure to take advantage!

12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Early Days of Bend Walking Tour - FREE
Travel back to when the river was wild, the Ponderosa Pines were plentiful, and Bend the Beautiful was a town in the making. Learn about early Bend through the stories of 6 "Bend-ites" and how these residents helped transform a young hamlet into a booming town.
Location: Tour starts at the Deschutes Historical Museum (Reid School) and ends at Lone Crow Bungalow on Wall Street
Time: Approximately 1 hour
Cost: Free
Length: Less than a mile traveling through old neighborhoods and parkways. The ground can be uneven at times and is not recommended for wheelchairs.
To Register: Contact the Deschutes County Historical Society Tours at 541-389-1813

Walking Tour 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Reflections of History: Architectural Styles of A Neighborhood - FREE
Stroll through Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District and take a step back in time when walking was the thing to do and neighborhoods were all about proximity. The tour will introduce the architectural styles represented in the neighborhood while sharing the history of a changing community.
Location: Tour begins and ends at the Deschutes Historical Museum
Time: Approximately 1.5 hours
Cost: Free
Length: One (1) mile through historic neighborhood. The sidewalks can be uneven at times.
To Register: Contact the Deschutes County Historical Society Tours at 541-389-1813

Fort Rock and Fort Rock Cave Tour
  8:00          Depart Bend for a journey into an environment of sage and raptors.  Ft. Rock's
pinnacles rise above an ancient ocean bed.  Erosion has created homes for the many birds of this desert region not to mention some of the oldest inhabitants of North America.  We'll visit one of the most significant archeological sites in Oregon, Ft. Rock Cave, to discover sweet bits of prehistoric cultural remnants.
 12:45         Return to Bend
Cost: $75 per person, includes: Transportation, guide
Minimum of 10 guests
Bring your own snacks, water and warm clothes.
To Register: Contact Wanderlust Tours - https://www.wanderlusttours.com/

Deschutes River Hike
9:00  Depart the historical society for the mighty Deschutes River. A short walk past roaring falls and through beautiful ponderosa forest will reveal a once heavily used Native America rock shelter.  Wildlife crossing of the river will be highlighted among other hidden gems of the natural and cultural history.
12:00          Return to Bend.
Cost: $35 per person; includes: Transportation and guide
Minimum of 10 guests
Bring your own snacks, water and warm clothes.
To Register: Contact Wanderlust Tours - https://www.wanderlusttours.com/

Bend Tour Company  - https://thebendtourcompany.com/
10% off with the conference code OCC18 for the following tours. Code available all year.
City Sites e-Cruiser Tour
Art & Culture Tour

Bend Electric Bikes - https://www.bendelectricbikes.com/
10% with mention of the Oregon Heritage Conference


Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is partnering with SOLVE to bring cemetery cleanups into the statewide Oregon Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day<https://www.solveoregon.org/oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanups>. Many of these cemeteries were established in the 1800s and are in need of helping hands to remove invasive weeds and woody debris, clean headstones, and assist in other tasks.  Cemeteries all over the state, Canby to Coos Bay to Gold Hill will spruced up before Memorial Day. The cleanup is scheduled for May 12.

If you would like help getting volunteers out to your cemetery cleanup, join us for this statewide event. To have your cemetery included as a selection for volunteers, contact Monica Gunderson at monica at solveoregon.org<mailto:monica at solveoregon.org> or over the phone at (503) 844-9571 ext. 336. Volunteers can also sign up now.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. For information about the commission, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov>.

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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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