[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-06-08

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Jun 8 13:06:05 PDT 2018


In this issue:
1. The power of publicity featured in latest Oregon Heritage Exchange post
2. Last weeks to see Racing to Change exhibit at OHS
3. Online LYRASIS training for digital preservation
4. NPS Preserving the Recent Past 3 Conference March 2019
5. New "Cannons on the Beach" Oregon Historical Marker to be dedicated
6. Grande Ronde Tribe tells own history through Rise of the Collectors exhibit
7. Western Museum Association award nominations open
8. Connecting to Collections webinar on collections emergency lessons and training June 13

THE POWER OF PUBLICITY FEATURED IN LATEST OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE POST

Check out this story from the Cottage Grove Museum on the positive domino effect of publicizing a grant award. This is the latest post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange.

https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/publicity-oh-the-places-it-might-lead/

LAST WEEKS TO SEE RACING TO CHANGE EXHIBIT AT OHS

The "Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years" exhibit will run through June 24. Presented by the Oregon Black Pioneers<http://oregonblackpioneers.org/>. Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and White. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will engage in the examination of the repression and violence against African Americans that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit explores how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

ONLINE LYRASIS TRAINING FOR DIGITAL PRESERVATION

Crowdsourcing for Digital Collections<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=ujrjlc6ab.0.0.64z577bab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrasis.org%2FContent%2FPages%2FEvent-Details.aspx%3FEid%3DADC3A6D4-C732-E811-80E8-00155D73CF16> - 6/13

Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=ujrjlc6ab.0.0.64z577bab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrasis.org%2FContent%2FPages%2FEvent-Details.aspx%3FEid%3DB029B1F9-C732-E811-80E8-00155D73CF16> - 6/20

Preservation of Photographic Materials (Multi-Session Event)<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=ujrjlc6ab.0.0.64z577bab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrasis.org%2FContent%2FPages%2FEvent-Details.aspx%3FEid%3D120FE156-5933-E811-80E8-00155D73CF16> - 6/26 and 6/27

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=ujrjlc6ab.0.0.64z577bab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrasis.org%2FContent%2FPages%2FEvent-Details.aspx%3FEid%3D224BE1D3-D143-E811-80E8-00155D73CF16> - 6/27

Visit https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx for more information

NPS PRESERVING THE RECENT PAST 3 CONFERENCE MARCH 2019

The National Park Service, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, and the University of Southern California School of Architecture, are pleased to announce a three-day conference dedicated to identifying and preserving post-World War II historic resources, to take place March 13-16, 2019 at University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture in Los Angeles. Following pre-conference tours on Wednesday March 13, the main paper sessions in concurrent tracks will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15. A closing panel and reception will be held Friday evening. Additional tours and workshops will be held throughout the Los Angeles area on Saturday, March 16.

Building upon the groundbreaking 1995 Preserving the Recent Past, and the 2000 Preserving the Recent Past 2, this third conference will provide a new forum to share the latest strategies for identifying, protecting, and conserving significant structures and sites from the post-World War II era. Public and private stakeholders are invited from across the spectrum of preservation, non- profit and development organizations, specialists in architectural conservation, owners and site managers, design and construction professionals, planners, government officials, educators, students, and fans of postwar cultural resources.

In the almost two decades since the last Preserving the Recent Past conference, a variety of new resource types and styles, from post-Modernism to Brutalism, have reached fifty years of age; innovation continues in the treatment of postwar materials and assemblies; new surveying techniques for large suburban and urban landscapes have emerged; and ongoing efforts seek to expand the ways preservation can help tell the stories of postwar culture and social movements.

PRP3 will feature:

  *   Multiple paper sessions over two days covering historic rehabilitation and advocacy strategies and technical conservation issues and solutions for recent past resources.
  *   Special seminars and workshops on targeted topics
  *   Tours of recent past sites throughout the Los Angeles area
  *   AIA Continuing Education Learning Units for all paper sessions, workshops, and tours
  *   Complimentary space for affinity organization meetings
  *   Onsite book sales

Potential topics include:

  *   rehabilitation and reuse strategies for recent past buildings and sites
  *   conservation issues, sustainability and solutions for post-World War II resources
  *   techniques for surveying recent past neighborhoods and commercial districts
  *   advocacy challenges and opportunities for the recent past
  *   thematic frameworks and trends related to recent past buildings, sites, and landscapes
  *   significant Post-war era sites of underserved communities
  *   new digital approaches to documenting and interpreting recent past sites
  *   Post-war modernism, Brutalism, Postmodernism and questions on identifying resources

For more information, visit www.prp3.org<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001oiZKePAlkx_1Glh1YYAFM7YDpFT7dqhjVlPvpTj_ZkWMXLTwfnR_3rndToDALItgUWU0w0gyxIHRqN3DfFDWN51F-DaSgqeTaeD_XkgiJ_BhlWhGELgTzfFFitz-yctBy8KUo0BAY_U=&c=t2lugIkO9YyX3WvUyj2wEMwZXuMLBuw3cixj3knZvx6iBnJSZjEdYQ==&ch=4LOvErDLRBQvRINNPoQ41WNyLM5kk1GyLkNuTbIQ7EInL9gQWDAoNw==> or email info at prp3.org<mailto:info at prp3.org>.<mailto:info at prp3.org>

NEW "CANNONS ON THE BEACH" OREGON HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE DEDICATED

On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., the Oregon Historical Marker Program will dedicate a new historical marker in Arch Cape. The marker tells the story of the USS Shark, which wrecked at the mouth of the Columbia River on September 10, 1846. Three of the ship's carronades (short, smoothbore cast-iron naval cannons) were found at various locations near what is today known as the community of Arch Cape. A replica of one of those cannons is on display in the same roadside pullout as the historical marker.

The former routed wood marker had been standing for decades and was in dire need of replacement. The new, modern marker tells a more in-depth story through photographs and expanded text. The Arch Cape Falcon Cove Beach Community Club sponsored the marker's development, helped gather source material and photographs for the design, and secured a grant from Clatsop County to fund the project.
"The historical wayside in Arch Cape has always been important to local residents," said John Piatt, past president of the community club.  "The new marker tells how a piece of the shipwrecked schooner, the Shark, with three small cannons ended up on the beach in Arch Cape and how they were eventually found. It also explains that Arch Cape was once named Cannon Beach, changed its name, and later the community of Ecola to the north renamed their town Cannon Beach."

The dedication event is free and the public is invited. The marker wayside is on Hwy 101 on the northern border of Arch Cape. Attendees are encouraged to carpool and park at the Arch Cape Fire Station next door, just south of the wayside.

The Oregon Historical Marker Program is administered by the Oregon Travel Information Council. For more information on the "Cannons on the Beach" marker, please contact OTE Heritage & Community Assets Manager Annie von Domitz at 503-378-4508

GRAND RONDE TELLS OWN HISTORY THROUGH RISE OF THE COLLECTORS EXHIBIT

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is telling their own history through a new exhibit, Rise of the Collectors, now open at the tribe's Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center in Grand Ronde. Featured in the exhibit are 16 items that are on loan from the British Museum in London that have spent much of the last century out of the public eye. This exhibit opening culminates a 20 year effort by the Grand Ronde Tribe to return these collections to the Grand Ronde Reservation for the tribal community and share these culturally significant artifacts with the public.

Rise of the Collectors features the personal belongings of Rev. Robert Summers and Dr. Andrew Kershaw that were collected between 1870 and 1910. Dr. Andrew Kershaw resided on the Grand Ronde Reservation for 20 years as the physician, and then superintendent, for the Grand Ronde Agency. His collection is the result of friendships established with the tribal members that he served. Rev. Summers began purchasing artifacts and journaling about tribal life on the Grand Ronde Reservation with his wife, Lucia, who collected and dried plants from the area. Rev. Summers and his wife spent approximately 25 years traveling throughout the West in pursuit of their collections.

The Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center and the Rise of the Collectors exhibit is open to the public and will run through May of 2019. The Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center was originally opened by the Grand Ronde Tribe in 2014 and is being developed through a three-phase process. The June reopening marks the completion of Phase II of the three-phase development.

For more information contact the Grand Ronde Tribe's Cultural Resources Department. They can be reached at cultural.resources at grandronde.org<mailto:cultural.resources at grandronde.org>  or by phone at 503-879-2226.

WESTERN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

WMA Awards improve all of our work and create more profound connections with our communities. We celebrate the museum profession through the Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence, the WMA Leadership Award, and the new WMA Impact Award.

WMA Impact Award
The new WMA Impact Award will be presented to a current mid-career museum professional who has a minimum of ten years of experience in the field. The award recognizes an individual's work on a specific project or program, efforts to bring about organizational change, or leadership within the community having a significant, positive effect on their museum, the surrounding community, or the museum field in the Western region. The award includes a $1,500 stipend to aid in the awardee's continuing professional development.
Learn more about the Impact Award.<https://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=1103b48b45&e=f4886bfe41>
Deadline: July 20, 2018

WMA Leadership Award
The Leadership Award (previously the Director's Chair Award) recognizes outstanding achievement in the museum field and is presented at the Annual Meeting to a museum professional with more than 20 years in the field whose career has had a sustained, considerable, and lasting impact on the museum profession.
Learn more about the WMA Leadership Award.<https://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=8326d76ce4&e=f4886bfe41>
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence
Did you create an innovative exhibition about the American West in 2018? Every year, the WMA honors the excellence of an exhibition that furthers the study and understanding of the American West. The award is funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, and the recipient discusses the winning exhibition during the Storytellers Luncheon at the Annual Meeting.
Learn more about the Charles Redd Exhibition Award<https://westmuse.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=292ba30672daddc0764d36f0a&id=1b67fc85b4&e=f4886bfe41>.
Deadline: July 20, 2018

CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS WEBINAR ON COLLECTIONS EMERGENCY LESSONS AND TRAINING JUNE 13

Have you had an emergency that involved your collection? Were your colleagues trained and ready to respond? After it was over, did you look at your response? If so, how did you record what you learned? What changes did you make to improve your emergency response in the future? This webinar will help you to make sure your Emergency Plan is a living document by focusing on learning opportunities both before and after emergencies: training and after-action reviews. We will provide ideas for training all staff who work with heritage collections and we'll discuss how to debrief after actual emergencies to learn from them in the most effective way. Staying in "learning mode" most of the time enables your emergency team to respond competently and creatively when an emergency occurs.

Check out our webinar on June 13th, 2:00-3:30 EDT
Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training https://www.connectingtocollections.org/live-and-learn/
It's Free!






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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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