[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-10-18

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Oregon Heritage News 2018-10-18

In this issue:

- Travel Oregon awards $350,000 for local tourism projects
- Upcoming Travel Oregon workshops across the state
- Willamette Heritage Center invites participants for the 2019 Heritage Invitational Exhibit
- Advanced registration deadline approaches for NPI seminar on Section 106 in Seattle
- Workshop on Researching the History of Your House Oct. 27 in Portland
- State Archives offers three internship opportunities
- University of Oregon Master of Historic Preservation program open for applications
- Archaeology, Archives, and Historic Cemeteries Events during October

Travel Oregon awards $350,000 for local tourism projects

Beach wheelchair lockers, historic theater renovations, mountain bike trail development and increased signage are just some of the products that will soon be available for Oregonians and our visitors to enjoy. The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, awarded almost $350,000 in matching grant funding to organizations around the state to enhance, expand and promote the visitor industry.

The competitive grants program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon’s tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon’s vision of a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies. Over the past decade, more than $4.8 million have been awarded to 150 projects across the state through Travel Oregon’s grant program.

“Travel Oregon’s mission is to inspire travel that drives sustainable economic development,” said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO.  "By supporting these projects, we are not only generating economic impact across the state, but also making Oregon a better place for residents and visitors by providing them with world-class products, preserving the state's history and increasing accessbility to existing attractions."

The 23 grant projects awarded this year will be completed by November 2019.

The Travel Oregon Competitive Small Grant awardees and their projects are:

-      City of Independence to construct and install pedestrian wayfinding signage throughout the historic downtown and along the Willamette River Trail.

-      Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association to dismantle, move and reassemble the 120-foot long David Wheeler Memorial suspension footbridge from its current location near the Wallowa River to a new location one-quarter mile uphill, where it will span BC Creek and revitalize the Chief Joseph Trail.

-      Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District to purchase and install three weatherproof lockers specifically designed to store a beach wheelchair.

-      City of Cascade Locks to construct a “Hub” to serve as a community operated rest stop for hikers, cyclists, recreationalists and community members. The Hub will include amenities such as information kiosks, water fountains, restrooms and showers, electrical outlets, bicycle parking and repair stations, picnic areas and lockers and storage facilities.

-      Columbia River Maritime Museum to design and construct interpretive sign panels for placement with existing historic artifacts and buildings on public walkways and trolley tracks which run through the museum campus in Astoria.

-      Klamath Trails Alliance for Spence Mountain Trail development to construct a second black diamond trail called “Queen of the Lake.”

-      Marshfield High School to complete work on the historic Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery by installing four panels on the cemetery gate outlining basic rules and etiquette, access and contact information, a cemetery map and cemetery history.

-      TORTA to develop a world-class, comprehensive mountain biking trail system just outside of Pacific City.

-      Baker County Tourism to bring Pink Bike Magazine, one of the leading publications among mountain biking enthusiasts, to the region to produce a print and online feature on mountain biking in Baker and Union counties.

-      Lake County Chamber of Commerce to market the unique geological features of Lake County to travelers, hikers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts by designing, printing and distributing maps highlighting the region’s geological attractions.

-      Port of St. Helens for improvements at Bayfront RV & Marina Park including picnic tables, landscaping, wayfinding signage and information kiosks.

-      Baker County Tourism to send six Baker County tourism business owners to the 2019 Go West Summit trade show to connect with the world’s top international tour operators.

-      Oregon Electric Railway Museum to upgrade the museum’s Trolley Barn to provide full visitor access with three additional exit doors, upgraded LED lighting and two ADA parking spaces.

-      Eugene Civic Alliance to conduct an economic impact study, develop financial forecasts, identify marketing opportunities and an event outreach strategy for the new Civic Park sports and recreation facility.

-      Cottage Theatre to remodel the facility to increase seating capacity (in addition to ADA seating), improve sightlines and upgrade technical capabilities.

-      Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation to develop a statewide brand for Oregon’s Farmers Markets (OFM), in addition to a mobile-friendly online OFM finder, expanded annual farmers market directory and first-ever OFM holiday brochure.

-      Friends of Sumpter Valley Dredge to enhance the visitor experience at Sumpter Dredge by developing a marketing and outreach plan, a fundraising plan and updating the visitor’s center interpretive plan.

-      Oregon Electric Railway Museum to purchase rare and difficult to acquire parts to restore the last remaining electric interurban car (#1067) that was built in Portland, Ore.

-      Cape Blanco Heritage Society to create a new tourism product by commissioning a 4’ x 4’ scale model of the Cape Blanco Light Station as it was in 1910.

-      City of Canby to create the first ever Canby Tourism Plan, which will gather input from stakeholders and use insights from demographics studies to create a marketing and initial strategic plan.

-      Umatilla County Historical Society to increase visibility of the Heritage Station Museum by installing a 4’x 8’ LED sign in front of the building.

-      Eastern Oregon Regional Theater Inc. to produce construction documents necessary to begin the renovation of the historic Orpheum Theater building in Baker City’s Main Street District.

-      Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) to develop an inclusive marketing project to further extend reach to visitors with disabilities by overhauling the OAS website and creating compelling video and photo content to be utilized in OAS marketing efforts.

Travel Oregon’s next Competitive Small Grants funding cycle will open in May 2019. For more information on Travel Oregon’s grants program, contact Michelle Woodard at Grants at TravelOregon.com<mailto:Grants at TravelOregon.com> or visit: Industry.TravelOregon.com/Grants<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/p7tijk>.

Upcoming Travel Oregon workshops across the state

Oct. 25, 2018
Gold Beach, Ore.
Learn By Doing - Grant Writing Workshop<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/lsvijk>

Nov. 8, 2018
Gold Beach, Ore.
Learn By Doing - Grant Writing Workshop<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/1kwijk>

Nov. 15, 2018
Pendleton, Ore.
Travel Oregon 101<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/hdxijk>

Nov. 15, 2018
Pendleton, Ore.
International Sales Development Workshop<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/x5xijk>

Dec. 3, 2018
McMinnville, Ore.
Travel Oregon 101<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/dyyijk>

Dec. 3-4, 2018
McMinnville, Ore.
Oregon Tourism Commission Meeting<https://t.e2ma.net/click/t6zt4/pv851c/tqzijk>

Willamette Heritage Center invites participants for the 2019 Heritage Invitational Exhibit

around the Mid‐Willamette Valley for participation in the 9th Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit. This year’s exhibit will be themed around romance and focus on stories of love and passion. The exhibit will run Wednesday, January 23, 2018 (invitation only reception) through Saturday, April 20, 2019.

How can organizations participate?
Organizations from or telling the stories of events happening in Polk, Marion, Linn, and Yamhill counties are eligible to participate by curating and installing a display in a portion of the WHC’s changing exhibit gallery, based upon the year’s theme. Participating organizations choose what stories, artifacts, photos or other display materials from their collections best fit with the theme and install the materials in the gallery space. The Willamette Heritage Center provides the space, printing of one 18” x 24” introductory label, and the use of at least one exhibit case to protect materials displayed. Because space in the gallery is limited, participants must submit a brief exhibit proposal. In the event of having more organizations wishing to participate than we can physically accommodate, a committee made up of the WHC’s senior staff and two representatives from outside organizations will make the final decision on participants based on the submitted proposals.

Guidelines for exhibit proposals (no more than 1 page):
Please include the following information in your proposal:
1. What is the topic of your exhibit?
2. Why is it significant to your organization or community?
3. What could visitors potentially see, hear, read, touch and/or experience in your space?
4. What do you want visitors to take away after viewing your section?

Please send exhibit proposals to Kylie Pine by Friday, November 30, 2018
ATTN: 2019 Exhibit Proposals/Kylie Pine
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301
Or email at kyliep at willametteheritage.org

For more information, including background on the Heritage Invitational Exhibit and this year’s theme, visit here<https://www.willametteheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-HI-Request-for-Proposals.pdf>.

Advanced registration deadline approaches for NPI seminar on Section 106 in Seattle

Upcoming NPI Seminar—Seattle, Washington
Advanced registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Final registration deadline: November 13, 2018

Section 106: An Introduction
December 4-6, 2018

Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws.
Read full agenda<http://www.ne16.com/t/1078627/32138839/1119554/0/1001784/?x=534e8948>

Workshop on Researching the History of Your House Oct. 27 in Portland

Researching the History of your House
Saturday, October 27 - 10am
Members: $8   General Public: $12

Join the Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) as historian Tibby O'Brien and AHC Education Manager Val Ballestrem take participants through the steps to uncover the history of their vintage house (as well as most any other building). Using the latest online sources, local archives, and libraries, they will show participants that the process is not so mysterious when you know what steps to follow and where to look. Learn more<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ZPxCTJNzM2npTm72IPuZ5it-g0zc7rVzlRkaCdDVVykSoiBE92gKaPLnVMfg2UOYMSuLhZbjp5DyrSHORsK78KSf-T5PPFBfEU5m_Tp5L-1uQqcFNO3ZQ_bioU88NadP9gVSV6yrBFHChX8YSbHawcIGt6nD8EdXPWM5__DtHASNR2Vf2gRNlb9TnSHk5fM3AHXSUuDFv44IL9CD91oU7xdkW8z61Orpbj-P8gC6AS-GVTbAf85JENF9be4-T-M8vIdG-RCuiL7N2tATNw-w1b0mGR_ZrM_DGvRgTjOU5MAWCxHrR1P2FPrnjcuUBacZl-4sJAltOw4U_0LzjiAOJO6hu7lpwJeTJPkm8ZVeQgTpTHHq444Dss1ZWD-VHw6eMuNpxHjumBdeA1e43ycbDmK23Jd0kC0RQTFoBhtUgf3uZk8XNqZ_lQ==&c=YRWX1D09GWvyx_4TDpf7wJkPt9PWBlP0qeFSkQGsu0uvvVowmXb4qg==&ch=bu1PSQKHrjcuyMwLsglko1AgR05bJCJ4OfcDsxYc5s2Xbc226kD63Q==>.

State Archives offers three internship opportunities

Archives Intern

The intern will work closely with the Accessions Archivist, who is responsible for a variety of key behind-the-scenes duties that are crucial to the day to day functioning of the State Archives.  The student will work under the direction of the Accessions Archivist, however the overall internship experience will be under the guidance of the Student Internship Program Coordinator.  Examples of the experiences offered by this internship include: Assisting with the transition from a FileMaker locator index to a new space management system. Organizing and preparing records received by the Archives so that they are ready for use by the public.  This would include reboxing, refoldering, and relocating records turned over to the Archives from both state and local government offices, comprising a wide variety of record types.

Archives Intern
We will work with you to develop an individualized experience that addresses your specific academic and career interests.

Conduct primary source records research - Students that want to develop a research project using our unique primary source records are welcome to contact us and discuss an internship that would center on the use of Oregon state and local government records.  These records encompass a wide variety of time periods and include such subjects as: Natural resources policy; Military and social history; Politics and the Oregon State Legislature; Transportation

Learn about the archives and records profession - Students interested in a career in public history can participate in direct hands-on experience with our staff to gain a better understanding of what it means to be an archivist or records professional.  Examples of possible experiences include: Digital preservation of non-electronic records, such as historic audio recordings and images; Assisting in reference for requests made both in person and via e-mail; Development of publications, such as the Oregon Blue Book; Outreach such as social media, exhibit development, and special events; Collaboration with local records custodians in the care and management of public records; and Working directly with original records to prepare them for public research. Our interns also have the opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from experienced professionals through our “career path panels” program.

Archives Intern – Graduate Student Intern
We will work with you to develop an individualized experience tailored to your career interests and academic program.  Our interns work directly with our archivists and records professionals to gain valuable experience as an important contributing member of our team.  Some of the opportunities may include: Working with and processing of original Oregon state and local government records. Assisting the Reference staff through the location of records and the fulfillment of requests; research, development, and execution of exhibits and public events; digital preservation of original records, including sound and visual media; assisting with accessioned records and preparing them for public use; may act as the lead worker for undergraduate interns. Assisting the Publications staff with research and development of the Oregon Blue Book. Working with our records professionals to learn about managing government records, including an introduction to electronic records management and the management of transitional records at the State Records Center. Development of social media content relating to the intern’s experience at the State Archives; Meeting other area archivists, records professionals, curators, and public historians to learn about the different opportunities available in the archival and records profession. Our interns also have the opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from experienced professionals through our “career path panels” program.

To read the full job descriptions, including work location, hours, qualifications, etc., visit here<https://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/employmentopportunities.aspx>. If you have questions, contact Todd Shaffer, Student Internship Program Coordinator, at (503) 373-0701 ext. 1 or email todd.l.shaffer at oregon.gov.

University of Oregon Master of Historic Preservation program open for applications

The School of Architecture & Environment's Historic Preservation program operates out of the University of Oregon’s Portland<https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/academics/portland> campus, where students can study the city’s rich physical and social heritage and participate in the dynamic planning processes that are shaping this center of urban sustainability. Students take classes in the White Stag Building, an award-winning adaptive reuse of several historic commercial buildings, and apply the skills they learn in real-world projects that help communities understand and protect their cultural resources and traditions.

Learn more about the program here: https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/hp​

Applications are open and the deadline is on February 1 - the application can be found here: https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/hp/apply/ms

There will also be in-person and virtual information sessions once a month and you can find more info on those here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2h31zyeZqxbeFsF​

Archaeology, archives, and historic cemeteries events during October

Archaeology Events
See a full list of events happening during Oregon Archaeology Month here<https://oregonheritage.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/archaeology-2018-calendar-of-events.pdf>.

Archives Events
Oct. 20 – Archives Crawl<https://portlandarchives.wordpress.com/crawl/> in Portland. 11am-3pm. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 26 – Using History to Imagine Queer and Trans Futures, 4pm-6pm, Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room, OSU Valley Library 5th Floor. Join the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) for our annual crafting event using archival materials! Learn about OSU and Corvallis area queer history and be inspired to imagine, create, and “craft” queer and trans futures.
Oct. 27-28 – World of Speed Motorsports Museum Photos & Papers Scan-a-Thon<http://www.worldofspeed.org/archive-blog-1/2018/9/21/archive-month-2018-photos-amp-papers-scan-a-thon>. For those with photos of past races, the museum will scan them and provide free digital copies to those that bring in the photos and papers. For more information or to reserve a time slot with an archivist, visit here<http://www.worldofspeed.org/archive-blog-1/2018/9/21/archive-month-2018-photos-amp-papers-scan-a-thon>. The World of Speed Motorsports Museum has additional events throughout the month of October celebrating their archives. For a complete list of events visit here<http://www.worldofspeed.org/archive-month>.

Historic Cemeteries Events
Oct. 19-21 – A Tour to Die For<http://tourtodiefor.com/> at Lincoln City’s Historic Pioneer Cemetery. A Tour To Die For is a collaboration between the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association and Theatre West. Stories about the residents of the Cemetery are united with actors to literally bring the history of Lincoln City to life. Information or to buy your ticket visit here<http://tourtodiefor.com/>.
Oct. 20 – Fall Harvest Festival<https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1852441741504065&id=114797275268529&__xts__%5b0%5d=68.ARChZZ1CfAhjEjZuyTxlHiwhpSc0CcQX4VCfFFbnvRQZpGtyD7LtE8yzTlhNWhvI4896HLmFLea79m8rY0-VWCQCawxxuCgMlh-oL6VgJDZmus6yeKkqtGrNVRaYM8mH90TNEpfkHl2LgPJVHwqCOusAtG67D7nX0bsln5aBPiRYFqQSGxKMDg&__tn__=-R> at the Historic Columbian Cemetery in Portland.
Oct. 25-26 – Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx> meeting, presentation and workshop in Pendleton at the Heritage Station Museum, 108 SW Frazer.
Oct. 27 – Tombstone Trick or Treat, Lone Fir Cemetery, 12pm-3pm.
Oct. 28 – Talking Tombstones XV<http://www.cumtux.org/default.asp?deptid=1&com=events&eventID=20> in Astoria at the Ocean View Cemetery.

If you have events in October to submit for Oregon Archaeology Month, National Archives Month, or Historic Cemeteries Month, send them to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov> to be included in the ongoing list of events in the weekly Oregon Heritage News throughout the month of October.


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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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