[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-06-01

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Jun 1 10:21:03 PDT 2018


In this issue:
1. Collection Supply Mini-Grants available for select Oregon counties
2. Latest Oregon Heritage Exchange post features newest Heritage Bulletin on researching marginalized communities
3. Oregon Heritage Traditions happening in June
4. Free heritage tourism workshops in June in Klamath Falls and Newberg
5. Lewis C. and Emma Thompson House listed in the National Register of Historic Places
6. Interactive workshop in Independence featuring researching historic homes June 9

COLLECTION SUPPLY MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT OREGON COUNTIES

The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps was started in 2014 as a statewide network of volunteers trained in the museum field and assist organizations with finding solutions, resources, and training volunteers and staff. In 2017, financial assistance was allotted by the Oregon Heritage Commission, with support from the Oregon Cultural Trust, through the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps to several regions of the state for technical assistance. This mini-grant is to assist heritage organizations in Grant, Harney, Malheur, Lake, Crook, Deschutes, Wheeler, and Jefferson County to purchase collection supplies. It is on a first come first serve basis with the completion and approval of an application to request the funds.

Heritage Organization within the select counties must fit one of the following categories in order to apply: private non-profit organization in Oregon, a local government within the state of Oregon, or a tribal government of a Native American group recognized by the State of Oregon and the federal government and located in the State of Oregon.

Applications are due June 22, 2018. You can review the grant information and application here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/docs/CollectionSupplyGrantGuidelines_application2018.pdf> or request the information and application from Katie Henry at Katie.Henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.Henry at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0671.

LATEST OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE POST FEATURES NEWEST BULLETIN ON RESEARCHING MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES

The latest post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange highlights the latest Heritage Bulletin. Heritage Bulletins are designed to highlight tips and ideas to help those in their heritage preservation efforts. The recently released Heritage Bulletin 34 delves into researching historically marginalized communities. It was written to help those in the heritage world find the perspectives and voices that have been ignored or misrepresented in traditional historical sources. Check out the full post here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/new-heritage-bulletin-researching-historically-marginalized-communities/> to learn more.

OREGON HERITAGE TRADITIONS HAPPENING IN JUNE

The Oregon Heritage Tradition designation recognizes those events more than 50 years old that represent what it means to be an Oregonian. If you are looking for something to do this summer, you might consider checking out a Heritage Tradition. Here is a list of Heritage Traditions happening in June:

Lebanon Strawberry Festival - May 31-June 3<http://www.lebanonstrawberryfestival.com/>
Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest - June 8-10<http://www.cannonbeach.org/events/Main-Events/Sandcastle-Contest-2018>
NEW! Portland Midsummer Festival - June 9<https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/midsummer-festival>
Astoria Scandinavian Festival - June 15-17<http://astoriascanfest.com/>
Linn County Pioneer Picnic - June 16-18<http://historicbrownsville.com/event/pioneer-picnic/>

To see a list of all Oregon Heritage Traditions or to learn more about how to designate an event, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

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.

LEWIS C. AND EMMA THOMPSON HOUSE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

Constructed ca. 1892, the Lewis C. and Emma Thompson house is located in unincorporated Yamhill County on land once part of Glenbrook Farm. While three generations of the Thompson family are associated with the listed property, it was Lewis C. Thompson, a farmer and businessman, and his wife Emma, who stylistically revised this house. The couple incorporated Craftsman Style features onto the house's initial Stick Style design, resulting in a replacement of the old style with the new. Significantly, the Thompson house represents the transition from nineteenth century Victorian era design motifs, which focused on verticality, applied ornamentation, and complex rooflines, to the early-twentieth century modern approach to residential design, which focused on horizontality, open floorplans, and ornamentation that revealed and celebrated structural elements. This change is well captured in the Thompson House and is a stark representation of one of the greatest shifts in American domestic architectural history.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their February 2018 meeting. It is one of 83 individually listed historic properties in Yamhill County in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> (click on "National Register" at left of page).

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP IN INDEPENDENCE FEATURING RESEARCHING HISTORIC HOMES JUNE  9

The City of Independence is sponsoring an exciting and interactive workshop on Saturday, June 9th!

Have you ever wondered what the history of your home was but weren't sure where to start? Do you think your home would be a good candidate to be on the National Register?
We will have Holly Borth, of Borth Preservation Consultant LLC, speak about how to delve into this history and the process for listing properties on the National Register.

This event will graciously be hosted by one of our historical home owners. Light refreshments provided.

Please see the attached invitation or click on the links below to learn more.

Website: https://www.ci.independence.or.us/historic/page/be-part-historic-independence
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667208763386161/




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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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