[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-05-17

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu May 17 15:13:31 PDT 2018

In this issue:
1. Historic Preservation Month Fair May 31 at the State Capitol
2. 2018 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School open for applications
3. Restore Oregon seeks project manager
4. Events at Vanport Mosaic festival featuring the Albina Neighborhood
5. Historic Preservation Month Events


On Thursday, May 31st, Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will host the 10th Annual Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places.

May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it's an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize the contributions of those individuals and organizations that preserve those stories and places.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 28 heritage organizations displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts, and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon's story and highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations to local preservation projects.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public.

Participating exhibitors include the Willamette Heritage Center; Salem Landmarks Commission; Historic Deepwood Estate; Friends of Salem Pioneer Cemetery; Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health; Confederated Tribes of  Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians; Coquille Indian Tribe; Friends of Timberline Lodge; Oregon Black Pioneers; Oregon Aviation Historical Society; Hoover Minthorn House Museum; Daughters of the American Revolution, Newell Pioneer Village and Caples House Museum; Santiam Heritage Foundation; Restore Oregon; Lower Columbia Preservation Society; Silverton Country Historical Society; Oregon Fire Museum; Oregon Military Museum project; proponents of Champoeg State Park; Friends of Silver Falls State Park; Oregon State Parks; Oregon Historical Society; Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council; Oregon Cultural Trust; Oregon Department of Forestry (Forest History Center); Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Archives, and the Oregon State Library.

On display at the event are an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep. A free tour of the Capitol Building Tower, including the observation deck, will begin at the information kiosk in the Capitol Building at 12:00, please arrive 10 minutes early.


The 2018 Pacific Northwest Field School will be located in Concrete, WA nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades. The curriculum is designed to include all those interested in archaeology, architecture, cultural resource management, history, interior architecture, landscape architecture, public history, and hands-on building maintenance as it addresses historic preservation.  The Field School is intended for anyone who is interested in historic preservation or seeking hands-on experience working with skilled craftspeople and professionals in the spectacular Pacific Northwest.  Participants are at the project site daily, where their discussions are interspersed with tours, projects, and lectures from a variety of experts. This program is open to novice and practicing cultural resource professionals. Undergraduate and graduate credit is also available.

Concrete, WA is a small town that once produced and supplied Portland cement to the greater Northwest.  This year we will be working on the Baker Club House, an early cast-in-place concrete building, constructed in 1914.  This building once served as the laboratory and social center for the Washington Portland Cement Company. This year we will offer three different week-long sessions in August. Projects will include wood window and door restoration, cast concrete repair work, and cultural landscape investigation. While each session has a specific theme, all include hands-on work and documentation at a variety of skill levels. Come join us for the first Field School to work with historic concrete!

Applications for the University of Oregon's 2018 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School<https://hp.uoregon.edu/2017-pacific-northwest-preservation-field-school> close August 1st, 2018.

This year's field school themed weeks are:
Session 1: Aug 12 - 17, Materials Intensive
Session 2: Aug 19 - 24, Preservation Primer
Session 3: Aug 26 -31, Cultural Landscape Inventory

"Preservation Primer" is intended for participants who might not have much background working with cultural resources but are interested in what hands-on opportunities are available. This week will introduce skills in wood window and door preservation, historic cast concrete repair, and documentation.

"Materials Intensive" will focus on the preservation and repair of historic concrete with discussion about condition assessment, aggregate, matching, mixing, and blending.

"Cultural Landscape Inventory" will include a series of workshops and field exercises complete with data collection about the site in preparation for the publishing of a cultural landscape inventory.

Field School participants can earn two credits for each repeatable one-week session.
All are encouraged to pursue the Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx#EWPOH_Preservation_Scholarship>, which may cover field school expenses. This scholarship award usually ranges from $500 to $1,500.  It is only available to Oregon residents. Deadline is June 1.

The Director's Scholarship Award covers the cost for one field school session ($1250) with up to an additional $100 travel allowance ($1350 total), and is given specifically to an individual pursuing professional training in historic preservation. It is open to all field school participants who enroll for academic credit. Applicants will be asked to upload a concise essay, no more than 600 words, separate from the general statement of interest. The essay should demonstrate how you have benefited from previous educational opportunities, and also present your aspirations in the field of historic preservation.

Tuition costs:
*         Not for credit: $900
*         Two (2) undergraduate credits: $1,100
*         Two (2) graduate credits:  $1,250
*         Additional credit: $200 per director's approval

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School has been a partnership among multiple agencies for more than 20 years. This summer, the program is hosted by Puget Sound Electric (PSE). The Field School's sustaining sponsors are the University of Oregon, National Park Service, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Heritage Trust, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
For more information, contact field school Director Shannon Sardell at ssardell at uoregon.edu<mailto:ssardell at uoregon.edu>, or the field school office at pnwfs at uoregon.edu<mailto:pnwfs at uoregon.edu>. Join our online community at www.facebook.com/PNWFS/.


Restore Oregon has a part-time job opening for a Project Manager<https://restoreoregon.org/about-us/restore-oregon-jobs/> on the Campaign to Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel.  Help us bring this beloved historic icon back to life and find it a permanent home.

A complete job description is on our website: https://restoreoregon.org/about-us/restore-oregon-jobs/.  Forward resume and cover letter to jobs at RestoreOregon.org<mailto:jobs at RestoreOregon.org>.


The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 opens on May 23 and runs until May 28. There are several events part of the Albina project (as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, together with the 70th anniversary of the Vanport Flood):

  *   Left Hook - a fully staged new drama about gentrification and community displacement in 1970's Portland, set in an Albina boxing club. Written by Rich Rubin, Directed by Damaris Webb
  *   Power To The People: Black Panthers Legacy Tour of Albina - Join Kent Ford, founder of Portland's chapter of the '60s-era black empowerment organization, for a walking tour in NE Portland. Listen to his personal memories of revolutionary activism and community service, and be inspired for today's fight for change.
  *   Priced Out: 15 years of gentrification in Portland documentary screening
  *   A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina oral history screening/with poetry performance and facilitated dialogue, June 24, North Portland Library

These events were supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Heritage Commission.

For more information about the Vanport Mosaic Festival and a complete list of events, visit https://www.vanportmosaic.org/schedule.


In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, we have been including heritage preservation related events happening around the state of Oregon during May. These are two more events happening this month:

Open House at Mark Prairie Schoolhouse on Sunday, May 20th from 4:00 - 6:00 at 7528 S Mark Rd, Canby. Come tour the grounds and circa-1900 schoolhouse.

Nearly 70 years ago when the Mark Prairie School merged with Canby Schools, neighbors organized as the Mark Prairie Community Club, maintaining and using the historic landmark schoolhouse and park-like grounds for monthly potlucks, birthday parties, family picnics, 4-H meetings and more. Today, the Community Club has dwindled in numbers and struggles to maintain and use the schoolhouse. The non-profit organization could use some strong leadership and enthusiastic members interested in revitalizing, protecting, and using this country neighborhood landmark. With the recent loss of nearby Gribble Barn and Lone Elder Schoolhouse, it is crucial that together we preserve this vestige of local country life. If this proposal intrigues you and you're interested in getting involved, please come to the OPEN HOUSE.

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month and the Historic U.S. Quarantine Station, Knappton Cove Heritage Center. May 26, 1PM : Annual Meeting   2-4 PM OPEN HOUSE. Visit www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org<http://www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.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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