[Heritage] Oregon Heritage Exchange 2018-05-09

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In this issue:
1. Volunteers are invited to preserve Oregon's history at the May 12 Cemetery Cleanup Day
2. Rehabilitated Taylor's Drug & Fountain Building in Independence featured on Oregon Heritage Exchange blog
3. Spring Valley School Listed in National Register of Historic Places
4. Historic Preservation Month events in Oregon
5. Free collection care recovery webinars
6. Resource for insuring properties listed in the National Register
7. National Lewis & Clark Trail Group will convene in Astoria in October


Oregon's historic cemeteries are sites of great cultural value. Discover and preserve the state's history by joining us on May 12!  Volunteers will be removing invasive weeds, planting native flowers, removing litter, cleaning headstones, and more depending on the event location. No experience is necessary; all training will be provided. May is a big month for our historic cemeteries, please look in your local cemetery to help maintain it, learn its history and join in Memorial Day activities.

There are over a dozen sites in as many counties to choose from. With Memorial Day coming up, these cemeteries will be host to many visitors and they need your help to prepare.  To choose from a list of events, go to solveoregon.org/Oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanups<file:///C:\Users\krisc\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\OXWL29RQ\solveoregon.org\Oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanup> or call 503-844-9571.

Cemeteries still in need of volunteers include:
R<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005PzV5UAK>amsey Cemetery <https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000AP4MaUAL>  - Portland, Multnomah County
GOOD ENDINGS at the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005PzV5UAK> - Coos Bay, Coos County
Zion Memorial Park Marker Cleaning Event<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002IAprUAG> - Canby, Clackamas County
Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery Spring Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002IQsNUAW> - Milwaukie, Clackamas County
Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery Spring Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005SNouUAG> - Deadwood, Lane County
Albany Masonic Cemetery Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002IGvwUAG> - Albany, Linn County
Miller Cemetery Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005Q6yJUAS> - Millersburg, Linn County
Brooks Catholic Cemetery Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005SOjjUAG> - Salem, Marion County
Nehalem American Legion Cemetery Cleanup Event<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002INlFUAW> - Nehalem, Tillamook County
Middleton Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002I8QLUA0> - Sherwood, Washington County
Fernwood Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup Day<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002IQwhUAG> - Newberg, Yamhill County
Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery Annual Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000002HkvGUAS> - Gold Hill, Jackson County
Harrison Cemetery Cleanup<https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000AP4IuUAL> - Cornelius, Washington County

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and SOLVE are partnering to organize this statewide day of service to improve our historic cemeteries.

About the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries: Established in 1999, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) consists of seven citizens with broad knowledge of the issues relating to the preservation, restoration, upkeep and advocacy for historic burial sites and their importance in Oregon history. The OCHC coordinates the restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

About SOLVE:  SOLVE is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. We are dedicated to developing relationships among different groups, individuals, and businesses in pursuit of a common goal: to protect and preserve the places that make up our uniquely beautiful home. SOLVE mobilizes one of Oregon's largest volunteer networks to clean up our beaches, parks, neighborhoods, and other natural spaces through litter cleanups, invasive plant removal, planting native trees and shrubs, and other environmental projects. We annually support nearly 30,000 volunteers in 900 projects throughout the state. Visit solveoregon.org<file:///C:\Users\krisc\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\OXWL29RQ\solveoregon.org> for more information.


With National Historic Preservation Month upon us during the month of May, take a minute to read the latest post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange blog featured the rehabilitated Taylor's Drug and Fountain Building in Independence. Bodie Bremrose reflects on why he chose to embark on the project and what the building means to him and the community. You can read more here: https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/preserving-the-taylors-fountain-building/.


The Spring Valley School in Zena is one of Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1907, the Spring Valley School is a rectangular, one-story building of wood frame construction that is located at the foot of the Eola Hills, approximately 9 miles NW of Salem, Oregon. One-room school houses were often one of the first public buildings constructed in pioneer settlements. They were treasured by the local residents not only for their educational value but many times also for providing a gathering place for the entire community, children and adults. The Spring Valley School/Community Center has served both of these historic needs for over 100 years, from the original source of education beginning in 1907 to 1952 and then as a neighborhood gathering location up to the current time. Very few alterations have occurred since it ceased being used as a school house. The building is still largely a showcase of the original purpose and for the architectural style that was common at the time it was built.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in October 2017. The Spring Valley School is among the 29 properties in Polk  County that are individually listed 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 listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


This month is National Historic Preservation Month! We will be including events related to this month of celebration across Oregon in May editions of the Oregon Heritage News. To have your event listed, sent it to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>. To see past events listed, view May 2018 editions of the Oregon Heritage News.

Corvallis/Benton County
May 10, 4pm -- South Central Park Neighborhood Tour. This neighborhood has some of the oldest houses in Corvallis. Location: Meet at the Art Center Plaza at SW 7th and Madison (700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis). Tour Guide: Doug Eaton, Benton County Historic Resources Commission

May 11, 2pm -- Benton County Courthouse Tour. Learn about the history of Corvallis and Benton County's most recognizable icon, built in 1888. Location: Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. Tour Guide: Jill Van Buren, Benton County Elections Administrator Emeritus

May 12, 11am-3pm -- Adair History Day. Exhibits and presentation. WWII historian Matt Helget of Adair Living History, Inc. will give a presentation about the 96th Deadeye Division, which trained at Camp Adair. Doors open at 11am; presentation starts at 1pm. Location: Pastega Room, Santiam Christian School, 7220 NE Arnold Ave., Adair Village. Hosted by Adair Living History, Inc.

May 12, noon-2pm -- Independent School Open House. This one-room school played a significant role in rural Benton County from 1919 to 1952. The school, characterized by its Craftsman bungalow, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the building continues to serve an important community function as the home of the Independent Community Club. Location: 31615 Fern Road, Philomath. Hosted by the Independent Community Club

May 13, 2pm-4pm -- OSU Campus Walking Tour. This tour will introduce participants to some of the 80 contributing structures in OSU's National Register historic district. It is the only college/university district in Oregon. The tour will also include the early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, as well as the designs of architect John V, Bennes. Location: meet at the east side of Benton Hall (14th Street between Jefferson and Monroe, Corvallis). Tour is limited to 20 persons; call 541-737-0540 or email larry.landis at oregonstate.edu<mailto:larry.landis at oregonstate.edu> to reserve spaces. Tour Guide: Larry Landis, Director, OSU's Special Collections and Archives Research Center & member of the Benton County Historic Resources Commission

May 15, 2pm -- Franklin Neighborhood Tree Tour. Celebrate the enduring companionship of heritage trees in the Franklin School neighborhood, which includes Franklin Square Park, Corvallis's oldest park (1889). Location: east side of Franklin School, 750 NW 18th Street, Corvallis. Tour Guide: Lyn Larson, PreservationWORKS

May 16, 4pm -- Celebrating the Madison Avenue Gateway Walk. This ceremony will celebrate and dedicate the completion of the Gateway Walk, which links downtown Corvallis with Oregon State University. Speakers will include Doug Eaton of the Madison Avenue Task Force, OSU President Ed Ray, Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber, and Natalie Long of the Associated Students of Oregon State University. Music by the Beaver Country Hot Air Band. Location: Madison Avenue between 9th and 11th Streets, Corvallis. Hosted by the City of Corvallis and Oregon State University

May 20, 2pm -- OSU Campus Bicycle Tour. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the OSU campus with stops highlighting the history of significant buildings and open spaces, as well as the 1909 Olmsted campus plan and buildings designed by John Bennes.

May 23, 2pm -- Hull-Oakes Walking Tour. Tour this historic mill, which until recently had been one of the last steam-operated sawmills in the United States. Note: this tour ins not handicap accessible, and participants must wear closed shoes and full clothing (no shorts). Location: Hull-Oakes Lumber Co., 23837 Dawson Road, Monroe. Tour Guides: Don Wagner, retired forester; and Bill Oakes, retired lumber yard supervisor

May 24, 7pm -- Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony. Includes awards given by the Corvallis and Benton County Historic Resources Commissions, the local Heritage Tree committee, and Preservation Works. Keynote address by William G. Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at OSU will discuss John C. Olmsted's 1909 campus plan and how it has continued to shape OSU's campus today. Robbins is the author of The People's School: A History of Oregon State University (OSU Press, 2017). Lecture at 7pm followed by awards and refreshments. Location: Benton Hall Recital Hall, Room 303 (1650 SW Pioneer Place). Hosted by the Corvallis Historic Resources Commission, Benton County Historic Resources Commission, PreservationWORKS, and Oregon State University.

May 27, 10am -- OSU in the Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour. Enjoy a leisurely ride through neighborhoods surrounding the OSU campus and learn how those neighborhoods have been impacted by the university. Stops will highlight the homes of notable faculty and administrators, fraternities and sororities, and historic apartment buildings. location: Meet at the intersection of 26th St. and Monroe Ave./Arnold Way.Tour Guide: Carl Metz, Historic Preservation Planner, City of Corvallis

All of these events are free and open to the public. For more details on the events, visit


Work Party, Saturday, May 12, 9am to 2pm. Working on the Flora School in Flora, Oregon; all ages welcome and all skill levels! Lunch provided at 2pm with SD18 discussion during and after. Wear clothing in layers since still cold outside, and inside at times is even colder.  Most likely sorting books, painting and sheetrock work are on the agenda.

Work Parties, Tuesday-Wednesday, May 29-30, 9am to 8pm. Finish up bits and pieces that can be completed. Bring potluck dish both days.

Cleanup party, Thursday, May 31, 9am to done. Cleaning inside and outside to get ready for SD18. Bring potluck dish

Setup Party, Friday June 1, 9am to done. Setup tents, demo areas and all to get ready for SD18. Bring potluck dish

School Days 2018 Saturday June 2, noon to 6pm.


The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) have partnered to present a series of webinars and online resources that provide sound recovery practices for cultural heritage. The target audience for these online training events includes staff in small museums responsible for collections care, as well as homeowners and collectors.

Registration is open for the first two webinars. Participation is free and recordings of the webinars will be made available following the program.

Wet Recovery of Paper and Books
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Karen Pavelka, UT Austin School of Information

Wet Recovery of Taxidermy
Thursday, June 21 at 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Fran Ritchie and Julia Sybalsky, American Museum of Natural History

For registration information and additional details, visit <URL:http://www.conservation-us.org/courses/response-and-recovery-webinars>.


Information helpful in addressing inquiries about insurance coverage for properties listed in the National Register can be found on the National Register Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) website at https://www.nps.gov/nr/faq.htm  (Follow the link to "Are there insurance regulation implications of a house being listed in the National Register?").


The Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, the friends group of the national historic trail, holds its 50th annual meeting October 7-10, 2018, in Astoria.  Over 200 enthusiasts of the Corps of Discovery will participate in a 4-day program of presentations, lectures, a salmon braise, visits to historic sites, re-enactments, a teacher workshop, and a Columbia River cruise.

State Senator Betsy Johnson will speak at the banquet on 10/10.  Hosted by the foundation's very active Oregon and Washington Chapters, the event will also recall the beginnings of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, the signing of the National Historic Trails Act, and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail-all 50 years ago.  Extensive involvement by the Chinook and Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes will recapitulate the native welcome of the Expedition in 1805-06.

Participants will meet:
*         Nationally-known authors (with 10% off at Fort Clatsop Bookstore)
*         Scholars who research the Corps of Discovery and the tribes they met
*         Descendants of Chinook and Clatsop Tribes frequently mentioned in the Journals
*         Chinook Tribal members preparing an authentic salmon/oyster feast
*         Pacific Northwest Living Historians making salt at the ocean in Seaside Oct. 6-7
*         Rangers and interpreters at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park and Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment
*         Columbia River bar and river pilots, period entertainers, and local residents who welcome visitors to their beautiful coastal region

Members and non-members are all welcome to register and attend the event.
More information is available at http://lcthf-astoria.com/.  To learn more about the national foundation, see: http://www.lewisandclark.org/ and about the Oregon Chapter, visit:  http://or-lcthf.org/

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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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