[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-04-26

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Thu Apr 26 15:06:20 PDT 2018


In this issue:
1. Free heritage tourism workshops in June in Klamath Falls and Newberg
2. Nonprofit advocacy question answered in recent Oregon Heritage Exchange post
3. 2018 Oregon Museums Association call for proposals
4. Oregon Cultural Trust offers NEW technical assistance grants
5. Digital Collections in Teaching & Research Conference May 24 in Portland
6. Travel Oregon opens Medium Grants cycle
7. Lane County History Museum offers free Collections Handling Basics Workshop April 30
8. Call for Historic Preservation Month activities!

FREE HERITAGE TOURISM WORKSHOPS IN JUNE IN KLAMATH FALLS AND NEWBERG

Succeeding with Heritage Tourism: Market Information, Resources & Ideas for Attracting More Visitors through Creative Partnerships

Free Workshop!

Develop heritage tourism as a revenue and publicity strategy! This workshop will give you examples, tools, new contacts, and networking opportunities to strengthen your own attraction and consider ways to partner with other local attractions to create unique visitor experiences. Get inspired to think about creative tourism pairings in your community: museums & brew pubs, historic sites and bicycle rentals, or art gallery & fishing spots!

June 12
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Klamath County Museum
1451 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

June 14
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan St
Newberg, OR 97132

For more information or to register visit https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=&itemTypeId=2 and scroll down until you see the workshop in the event list.

NONPROFIT ADVOCACY QUESTION ANSWERED IN RECENT OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE POST

During the "How to Tell the Right People about Your Important Work" session of the 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference led by Christine Drazan of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition<https://business.facebook.com/oregonculture/?fref=mentions>, some questions arose as to how much a 501c3 nonprofit is allowed to advocate. This question is addressed in the latest Oregon Heritage Exchange Blog Post<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/advocating-as-a-501c3/>.

2018 OREGON MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Hood River, Oregon
Sept. 9, 10 and 11, 2018
Conference theme: Resilience: Responding to Change

General Information
Professionals with various backgrounds from across the region are invited to submit proposals that focus on Resilience as it relates to community engagement, public outreach, fundraising, new skills and innovative ideas for community-minded museums and other organizations.

Types of Sessions
- Workshop (Half-day or Full-day)
- Lecture (75 minutes)
- Panel (75 minutes)
- Tour (Half-day or Full-day during pre-conference; 75 minutes during conference)

Submission Guidelines
If you are interested in presenting at the 2018 OMA Annual Conference, please download a PROPOSAL FORM<http://www.oregonmuseums.org/resources/Documents/OMA%20Call%20for%20Proposals%202018.pdf> and send it to connect at oregonmuseums.org<mailto:connect at oregonmuseums.org> or mail it to PO Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, June 29, 2018.

OREGON CULTURAL TRUST OFFERS NEW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Working with its five Statewide Partners, the Cultural Trust is offering first-time Organizational and Professional Development Grants this spring. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 until a $40,000 budget is met.

Open to all qualified cultural nonprofits and coalitions with budgets under $1 million, the grants are designed to support consulting or facilitation services and staff professional development opportunities.

The new grant program is in direct response to feedback from small cultural nonprofits and coalitions during statewide tours.

"We believe these small grants can make a huge difference in empowering cultural groups across the state," says Trust Manager Aili Schreiner. "Providing the resources for them to bring in a fundraising specialist or to attend a marketing conference, for instance, could deliver results way beyond the value of the grants."

The guidelines and application are posted here.<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rMdNgXtUP-5Bx_3w3fAC8w7xok7UNL83HTuw8dPvAkQwoJFU7CQBcMVUMy9T4W-ZENR1jJ6asKjHiBL67aCS0qDFUJs3HAJkKT0M2J9rpmRlN-2-SYw8UMRXEHjsWR7xQgLtMOcwpVekYP-sgCs1oniv7cV8t5qE26jAu-a3mdW7iEiWZ1nEJbWcCAexuAo9IFzJphvrzzAiIUOFXPBW_kbEm7nu4HN24qNj9_RqdXkqDL_uYlVTOO9qD09vhiCZ7fJBCL56hTA=&c=k8wYLdd3H1rONtvVK1w_Ev0MToGXUtm7JE9YXfxVIAoRSyJdeow7dQ==&ch=uzZukK3eYHrh9IV0iOQHTAUg2kvm9mnU8iFz4A4qzBIk2ZeJ1feUlA==>

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS IN TEACHING & RESEARCH CONFERENCE MAY 24 IN PORTLAND

This one-day conference will provide a forum for librarians, curators, faculty, and cultural heritage professionals from Alliance institutions to explore the present and future of teaching and in-depth research with digitized primary sources. It is sponsored by the Alliance's Digital Collections in Teaching and Research Project Group<https://www.orbiscascade.org/digital-collections-in-teaching-and-research-project-group/> and will be held at the White Stag building in Portland on May 24, 2018.

Given the proliferation of digital primary resources and the promise of large-scale aggregations like the Digital Public Library of America, what are the best examples of what cultural heritage institutions can support, now and in the future? How do we establish digital programs that are dynamic and sustainable? Come to share ideas, projects, and to get inspired!

Registration is now open. There is no cost to attend for Alliance member institutions. Once 40 people from Alliance institutions have registered, no later than May 10, registration will be open to non-Alliance members. There will be up to 20 seats available for non-members. Cost for non-members is $25. The full program will be posted on April 23.

Keynote speakers: Franny Gaede, Head of Digital Scholarship Services, University of Oregon Libraries; and Heidi Kaufman, Associate Professor of English, University of Oregon.

For more details and updates, see the event page on the Alliance's website<https://www.orbiscascade.org/digital-collections-in-teaching-and-research-conference-may-2018/>.

TRAVEL OREGON OPENS MEDIUM GRANTS CYCLE

Travel Oregon is pleased to announce the opening of its 2018-2020 Competitive Medium Grants program. The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the tourism economy in communities throughout the state, supporting Travel Oregon's mission of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies."

Eligible projects may be awarded funds between $20,000-$100,000. Applicants must demonstrate at least a 25 percent cash match. Download the Competitive Medium Grants Guidelines<https://t.e2ma.net/click/teabz/x162xs/1cyqgj> for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.

In order to receive access to the online grant application, applicants must submit a project idea form<https://t.e2ma.net/click/teabz/x162xs/h5yqgj> that will be sent directly to their Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO)<https://t.e2ma.net/click/teabz/x162xs/xxzqgj>. Once the form is submitted, applicants will be provided with a confirmation email which will include a link and access code to the grant application.

Important dates:
April 23, 2018 - Online Application Opens
June 6, 2018 (5 p.m. PDT) - Online Application Closes
July 23, 2018 - Competitive Medium Grant Application Status Notification (work can officially begin)
July 23, 2019 - Competitive Medium Grant Mid-Project Report Due
July 23, 2020 - Competitive Medium Grant Accomplishment Report Due (Project must be complete by this date)

Over the past decade, nearly $4 million have been awarded through Travel Oregon's matching grants program to 125 projects across the state.
Additional details can be found at Industry.TravelOregon.com/Grants<https://t.e2ma.net/click/teabz/x162xs/dq0qgj>.

LANE COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM OFFERS FREE COLLECTIONS HANDLING WORKSHOP APRIL 30

10AM-1PM

Tara Puyat, LCHM Registrar and Artifacts Manager and Faith Kreskey, LCHM Exhibits Curator, offer a workshop on the basics of collection handling. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in volunteering at the museum, or for current volunteers who want to gain more technical insight into handling and managing collection artifacts.  You don't need any experience to attend the workshop, and you don't need to be an "official" museum staff member- all you need is interest and enthusiasm.

Space is limited, so we are asking for attendees to RSVP. Phone or email your reservation to reception at lchm.org<mailto:reception at lchm.org>.

LCHM will be offering more workshops in the coming months, stayed tuned for announcements. Meanwhile, learn more about MentorCorps at www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/> and www.mindyourcollections.org<http://www.mindyourcollections.org>.

CALL FOR PRESERVATION MONTH ACTIVITIES

Is your organization celebrating Historic Preservation Month in May with special events and activities? Let us know and we will run the events every week in the Heritage News in May. Email the events to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info 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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