[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-01-25

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Jan 25 16:22:28 PST 2018

In this issue:
1. Grants available for historic cemetery projects
2. Grants available for historic properties and archaeology projects
3. Oregon Heritage Conference highlight - pre-conference workshop featuring cultural landscapes
4. National Preservation Institute seminar in Portland March 13-14
5. Lane County History Museums seeks part-time graphic artist


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is offering grants for qualified historic cemeteries. The annual grants<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> fund projects that preserve historic cemeteries. Projects funded in the past include marker repair workshops, fencing, signs, interpretive panels and brochures, security lighting, access improvements, records management, and more.

Awards typically range between $1,000 and $8,000, but have been higher. Anyone can apply for a grant, for projects on cemeteries listed on with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. Recent projects include marker repair and workshops in several cemeteries, installations of signs and informational kiosks, a preservation plan, and fence replacement.

"Our goal is to preserve Oregon's historic cemeteries, so we try to make it easy for people to access funds to do that while ensuring the funds are appropriately used," said historic cemeteries program coordinator Kuri Gill.

While the grant applications are online, they are simple and there is plenty of support to complete them.  Free grant workshops on project planning and grant writing and using the online grant application will be available. Workshops will be in Salem on March 8 and 13. Webinar workshops will be available on March 15 and 22.

State law established the seven-member historic cemeteries commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. To learn more about the grants or workshops visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.


The State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation projects.

The Preserving Oregon Grants fund preservation of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Work may include non-maintenance preservation like window repair, roof work, foundation projects, and plumbing and electrical needs. Recently funded projects include preservation of the IOOF cabins at Paulina Lake, the Floed-Lane House in Roseburg, and Gaiety Hollow in Salem. The program also funds significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and interpreting archaeological sites. Archaeology projects were funded in Douglas and Lincoln Counties and along the coast.

The Diamonds in the Rough Grants help restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. These grant return buildings to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national). Façade projects in Astoria, Baker City, Burns and Cave Junction were funded in the last cycle.

Preservation office staff is happy to talk with applicants about potential grant projects, review applications and assist with the online grant system. Free grant workshops on project planning and grant writing and using the online grant application will be available. Workshops will be in Salem on March 8 and 13. Webinar workshops will be available on March 15 and 22.
 To learn more about the grants and workshops visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.


Want a sneak peek as to what Oregon Heritage will be offering at the 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11-13 in Bend? Here is a description of one of the pre-conference workshops being featured on April 11.

How and Why to Document a Changing Landscape: A Workshop on Meaning, Media and Methods

Community-based documentation projects bring together diverse voices and reflect a community's rich cultural heritage and how people and places have changed over time.

This hands-on workshop will teach practical methods to collect, describe, publish and promote a community-based documentation project with adult or teens. Using hands on learning exercises, participants will rotate through each of the three tables at 30 minute intervals facilitated by librarians and faculty from Southern Oregon University, Pacific University, Oregon State University and the University of Portland. Methods and materials will be shared but the focus of the workshop will be on participants and their communities. Participants can expect to work through the planning, collection focus, and cost considerations of an oral history project. They will customize an intellectual property release, conduct oral histories, develop appropriate metadata and design an outreach and communications plan for their project.

Keep your eye out for the conference registration opening up in February. For a preliminary schedule of workshop and session topics visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx.


The Recent Past: Strategies for Evaluation
National Preservation Institute Seminar
March 13-14, 2018
Portland, OR

Examine nationwide trends in mid-20th-century houses and neighborhoods, with an emphasis on the evaluation of large suburban developments, construction methods, and house types and plans. Review era-specific factors that help to identify and categorize these buildings. Evaluate survey methodologies and consider the impact of neighborhood zoning, subdivision design review, urban renewal, and owner associations. Discuss how to determine the significance and integrity of resources when evaluating eligibility for federal and state programs, such as the National Register and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.

Presenter: James C. Massey, Assoc. AIA<https://www.npi.org/sites/default/files/files/CVJCM1114%282%29.pdf>, architectural historian and planner, former HABS chief, contributing editor to Old-House Journal, and historic preservation consultant with a particular interest in the mid-20th century

Advanced Registration (ends Jan. 30) - $500
Regular Registration - $550

Full agenda and registration information can be found here<https://www.npi.org/sem-20th.html>.


Graphic  Artist (part-time) $12.00/hr, 15 hrs/wk, negotiable onsite + offsite. Additional duties: webmaster, newsletter editor, limited social media updates. Software familiarity: Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) emphasis on InDesign, Microsoft Office, Googledocs.  Experience working with WordPress website templates and offset print vendors. Must be able to climb stairs. Cover letter and resume by Feb 19 to officemanager at lchm.org<mailto:officemanager at lchm.org> or Office Manager, Lane County History Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave., Eugene 97402.

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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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