[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-12

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-12

In this issue:

  *   Help us document sites related to women's history in Oregon!
  *   Heart-warming story of a cross-generational team researching their family's history
  *   Oregon Heritage awards over $300,000 in grants to historic properties and archaeological sites
  *   Why storytelling in museums matters
  *   Oregon Black Pioneers receive national grant
  *   AALSH offers webinar on choosing a collections management system

Help us document sites related to women's history in Oregon!

With the approach of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Oregon Heritage encourages Oregon communities to make an effort to identify sites of significance related to women's history, either local, state, or national significance. If a site is identified, you can enter information on an online form we created specially for initiatives like this one. You can find that form here: http://makeoregonhistory.org/.

Also, don't forget to start planning for programs and looking for those hidden stories now so you are prepared for the 2020 anniversary. If you need some ideas, check out this flyer<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/2020flyerA.pdf>.

Heart-warming story of a cross-generational team researching their family's history

The most recent post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange tells the story of a grandmother and granddaughter team that is researching their family's connection with an historic cemetery in Molalla. It is a heart warming story that also outlines the process they went through and the fun they had during the project. Read the full story here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/molalla-family-teams-up-to-research-their-connection-to-the-adams-cemetery/>.

Oregon Heritage awards over $300,000 in grants to historic properties and archaeological sites

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 18 grants totaling $303,867 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Six of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property. The other 12 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.
Funded projects:

  *   Façade restoration grants in Astoria, Harrisburg, Klamath Falls, Lebanon, Portland, and Sheridan.
  *   An archaeology project of Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
  *    Preservation of nine historic properties in Astoria, Benton County, Eagle Point, Grand Ronde, Gresham, Lane County, Polk County, Portland, Scappoose, Warrenton, and Weston.

These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines.

For more information about the grant program, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.

Why storytelling in museums matters

Here at Oregon Heritage, storytelling is a prominent theme we have been discussing as it is a great way to talk about the value of heritage with your stakeholder groups.

This article<https://www.museumnext.com/article/why-do-stories-matter-to-museums-and-how-can-museums-become-better-storytellers/> from MuseumNext talks about the importance of storytelling in museums, how to find a story, and how to organize it and share it.

Oregon Black Pioneers receive national grant

Oregon Black Pioneers is one of 22 sites that received a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

This year's funds, provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation<https://mellon.org/>, were awarded to key places and organizations that help the Action Fund achieve its mission of protecting, restoring, and interpreting African American historic sites and uncovering hidden narratives of African Americans and their contribution to the American story. Grants are given across four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and programming and interpretation.

To learn more about the grant program, visit https://savingplaces.org/stories/2019-action-fund-grant-recipients#.XSjTMCBlDcs

To learn more about the Oregon Black Pioneers, visit http://www.oregonblackpioneers.org/

AALSH offers webinar on choosing a collections management system

The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps often gets calls from heritage organizations looking for a database or system to keep track of their heritage collections. This AASLH webinar aims to help heritage organizations choose a collection management system. Check it out if your organization is looking into investing time and money into a system.

DATE: July 30, 2019
TIME: 3:00 - 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)
COST: $40 AASLH Members / $65 Nonmembers
Is your organization planning on acquiring a Collections Management System (CMS)? This webinar will help you plan the process whether you are acquiring a CMS for the first time or changing to a new one. You'll learn about the important steps in putting together an RFP and how to prepare for a transition into a new system.
Speakers Shelia Carey and Jessica Jenkins are co-authors of the forthcoming Technical Leaflet: Choosing a Collections Management System. Webinar participants will receive a copy of the Technical Leaflet.

For more information or to register visit https://learn.aaslh.org/products/live-webinar-choosing-a-collections-management-system

IMLS grant for small museums due Nov. 15

Deadline: November 15, 2019*
Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity<https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy19-oms-igsm-nofo.pdf> (PDF 384KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000-$50,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview:
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. This special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for funding to implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories:

  *   Lifelong Learning
  *   Community Anchors and Catalysts
  *   Collections Stewardship and Public Access

For more information visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/inspire-grants-small-museums

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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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