[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-04-18

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-04-18

In this issue:

- 2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award winners announced
- Scholarships to attend heritage related conferences and trainings open for application
- Having trouble recruiting and retaining volunteers?
- "Commemoration" vs "Celebration": OHC reflects on the difference a word makes
- OMA workshop on handling hazardous materials May 13 in Corvallis
- Call for Historic Preservation Month events in May
- PNW chapter of Society of Architectural Historians call for papers
- The power of a place, a perspective on the Notre Dame fire
- National Fund for Sacred Places grants due May 1
- Grant for small town preservation efforts due May 1
- NEA Art Works grant due July 11

2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award winners announced

Individuals, organizations, and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards on April 25 in Medford. The public is invited to attend the presentation with pre-ticketing required.

"The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Beth Dehn, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others on how to develop new ideas, approaches, and innovations."

The recipients will be:

- Building a Better Community: The Canby Women's Heritage Trail, the first heritage trail in the state to focus on accomplishments of women, with a multi-layered approach to community engagement.
- Cultural Resources Department of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, for 30 years of dedicated work as a department to preserve and celebrate the Tribe's cultural history, recently culminating in the Rise of the Collectors exhibit.
- David Dittman, for reporting an archaeological find on private land going above and beyond expectations to engage the public with the find.
- Ann & Owen Nicholson, for their critical role in providing Nehalem Valley Historical Society with a museum and archive.
- Kylie Pine, for going above and beyond her professional capacity as curator at Willamette Heritage Center to impact the community through teaching, volunteer work, board service, and publications related to local history.
- Richard & Judith Wagner, for extraordinary research, writing, and community engagement related to Coos Bay area history.
- Salem Depot, an excellent preservation project spearheaded by the Oregon Department of Transportation that overcame challenges, worked across agencies, and merged multiple modes of transportation to rehabilitate an historic building.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This year's awards are being presented in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Summit. The awards banquet will be held from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. at the Inn at the Commons (200 N Riverside Ave, Medford) on the evening of Thursday, April 25, preceded by a no-host reception at 6 p.m. Special guests include Gary Buck and Harold Hartman from the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum, who will share a history moment about southern Oregon. Presenters include Oregon Heritage Commissioner Chelsea Rose and former KDRV news anchor Ron Brown.

Tickets are available by using the online registration system that is available through www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx. For more information, contact Beth Dehn at 503-986-0696 or Beth. Dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:Dehn at oregon.gov>.

Scholarships to attend heritage related conferences and trainings open for application

The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a heritage preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, and meals.

It is a competitive application process and scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a heritage preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the heritage preservation needs of their local community. Awards range from $500-$1,500, depending on applicant eligibility, priorities, criteria and the number of applicants. Applications that include some match are more competitive.

This round of applications is for conferences/workshop/trainings occurring between July, 1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2019. Applications are due June 7, 2019.

Some examples of upcoming opportunities this scholarship can be used for:

Oregon Museums Association Annual Meeting<https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Annual-Conference/> - Sept. 15-17, 2019
American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting<https://aaslh.org/2019annualmeeting/> - Aug. 28-31, 2019
Western Museums Association Annual Meeting<https://westmuse.org/annual-meeting> - Oct. 4-7, 2019
Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School<https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/hp/field-schools/pacific-northwest-preservation-field-school/2019-field-school> - Sept. 3-20, 2019
American Folklore Society Annual Meeting<https://www.afsnet.org/page/2019AM> - Oct. 16-19, 2019
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting<https://www2.archivists.org/am2019> - July 31-Aug. 6, 2019
National Preservation Institute Seminars<https://www.npi.org/> - Ongoing

For more information visit https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. If you have questions about the scholarship or how to apply contact Katie Henry at Katie.Henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.Henry at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0671.

Having trouble recruiting and retaining volunteers?

Heritage organizations accomplish much of their work through the contributions of dedicated volunteers. This workshop will provide information on the basics of a successful volunteer program. Participants will learn about topics including volunteer handbooks, writing volunteer position descriptions, assessing and prioritizing volunteer needs within your organization, recruitment, and record keeping. Learn why people volunteer and consider how to engage the full spectrum of your community.

Whether you're new to volunteer management or you are a long-time member of an all-volunteer run organization, join us to review the basics and create valuable next steps you can take back to your organization.  Workshop led by Barbara Butzer, nonprofit consultant.
Register online<https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=&itemTypeId=2> or download a flyer with registration<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/2019VolunteerWorkshopFlyer.pdf>.

This workshop is FREE!

Dates & locations:

April 29, 9am-12 pm, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City
May 1, 9am-12 pm, Baker City Hall, Baker City
May 13, 9am-12 pm, Garibaldi Museum, Garibaldi
May 14, 9am-12 pm, Lane Community College, Florence
May 15, 9am-12 pm, Bear Hotel- Evergreen Federal Bank, Grants Pass

"Commemoration" vs. "Celebration": OHC reflects on the difference a word makes

On March 27, 2019, House Bill 2081<https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2081> was signed by Governor Brown and will become effective January 1, 2020. This bill modifies just one word. It changes the language related to the Oregon Heritage Commission's coordination of statewide activities from "celebration" to "commemoration."

Check out the latest Oregon Heritage Exchange blog post<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/the-difference-a-word-makes/> to read the story behind this change and what it means to the Oregon Heritage Commission.

OMA workshop on handling hazardous materials May 13 in Corvallis

Oregon Museums Association (OMA)

Monday, May 13, 2019, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Benton County Museum
1101 Main Street, Philomath, OR

Joseph Govednik, Director, Cowlitz County Historical Museum, and
Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Renton History Museum

$ 35  for OMA members
$ 50  for non-members, which includes OMA annual membership
(Boxed lunch included)

The quiet workrooms and storage areas of museums house a number of items that present danger to unsuspecting museum staff and others. Of primary concern are firearms and ammunition. But many explosive, flammable, and/or poisonous chemicals contaminate objects routinely displayed in museums.  From residues found on agricultural tools to vintage medicine bottles, unseen chemicals can be as potent today as when first applied.

Join us and discover how best to identify and deal with collection items that are potentially dangerous: from the obvious (handguns, rifles, and swords) to the unexpected (taxidermied animals and Native American baskets treated with arsenic).

During the workshop, Sarah and Joseph will provide helpful guidelines to facilitate identification of unexpected safety problems in your own collection. The proper handling, care, documentation, and storage of a variety of hazardous materials will be discussed. Joseph and Sarah will explore the practical and ethical issues surrounding the care of historic artifacts. Who may handle what? When? What state/local agencies regulate the handling of these materials?

*      Share examples from your museum's holdings.
*      Participants are cautioned to bring only photographs or digital images to share.
*      Digital images will be projected on screen and shared with the group.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Regional-Workshops

Call for Historic Preservation Month events in May

Are you doing an event in May related to National Historic Preservation Month? Let us know and we will run it in weekly editions of the Oregon Heritage News in May. Send your event information to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

PNW chapter of Society of Architectural Historians call for papers

The Marion Dean Ross (PNW) chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is open for the session we are sponsoring at the Society of Architectural Historians International meeting in Seattle in May-June, 2020. Our session is entitled: "Sites Unseen: Other Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" and is being organized by J. Philip Gruen of Washington State University and James Buckley of the University of Oregon. The session is described as follows: "The built environment of the Pacific Northwest reflects a diversity of traditions, yet the full range of its architecture remains understudied. This session will examine Northwestern cultural landscapes that lie outside of the dominant culture, such as those of Indigenous peoples, African Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, women, LGBTQAA+, European ethnic groups, religious sects, and other specific populations. Papers might examine physical structures these groups designed on their own, their reuse of existing buildings for their own purposes, or spaces they occupied intentionally or involuntarily (including agricultural landscapes, internment camps, and reservations).

Papers are welcome on a wide variety of sites, time periods, and occupants/users. For example, recent archaeological, ethnological, and fieldwork studies of Indigenous groups can help us understand the many native cultures in this region. Migrants from Mexico and Central America have had a regional presence since the early-twentieth century, yet the Latin American cultural landscape of the Northwest remains largely hidden from the historic and contemporary record. Asian immigrants helped develop the Pacific Northwest; what can a site like Kam Wah Chung in John Day, Oregon, or the East Kong Yick Building in Seattle reveal about their experience? Seattle's Central District and Portland's Albina neighborhood have shifted from majority African American in the late 1960s to mostly white today, but what do we know about the black cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest-its homes, schools, stores, clubs, and places of worship? The session is intended to expose ways in which architecture can represent different cultural landscapes within a single, culturally complex geographical region.

More information about important dates and how to submit an abstract can be found at: https://www.sah.org/2020/call-for-papers#25

The power of a place, a perspective on the Notre Dame fire

The devastating fire that occurred this week at the Notre Dame Cathedral, an historic architectural treasure, brings to mind the power of a place on a community. If you are interested, check out this perspective<https://savingplaces.org/stories/why-the-cathedral-of-notre-dame-matters?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=20190418#.XLiN0GN7ncs> on the event and examining reactions to this loss and other losses of important historic places in communities.

National Fund for Sacred Places grants due May 1

National Fund for Sacred Places<https://us.e-activist.com/ea-action/enclick?ea.url.id=225132&ea.campaigner.email=DheinyePr9pVzTNxl0rcdsS5Hda7Kfnj&ea.campaigner.id=X%2BI2NXledwyZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> - This program provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities.

Grant for small town preservation efforts due May 1

Hart Family Fund for Small Towns<https://us.e-activist.com/ea-action/enclick?ea.url.id=225133&ea.campaigner.email=DheinyePr9pVzTNxl0rcdsS5Hda7Kfnj&ea.campaigner.id=X%2BI2NXledwyZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> - If you are in a town of less than 10,000 people and seeking seed money for a preservation project, this grant program may be for you.

NEA Art Works grant due July 11

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that address any of the following activities below:

  *   Honor the 2020 centennial of women's voting rights in the United States (aka the Women's Suffrage Centennial).
  *   Engage with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic or Latino organizations; or the Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian arts.
  *   Celebrate America's creativity and cultural heritage.
  *   Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  *   Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

Matching grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

For more information visit https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description.

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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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