[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-26

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-26

In this issue:

  *   SHPO archaeologist presents research at Salem presentation Aug. 7
  *   2019 Oregon Main Street Conference - Registration OPEN!
  *   Western Museums Association Conference early bird deadline ends Aug. 2
  *   Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society seeks archivist

SHPO archaeologist presents research at Salem presentation Aug. 7

Assistant State Archaeologist, John Pouley, will be presenting "Impetuous Oregon Boys and the Naming of Battle Creek: A Tangle of Notorious Historic Events and Famous Figures". This event is sponsored by the City of Salem. He will provide information on the history of culture of the Battle Creek area, including locally significant individuals and notorious events from the past.

Salem Public Library Louck's Auditorium
585 Liberty Street SE
August 7, 2019
6:00 p.m.

2019 Oregon Main Street Conference - Registration OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Oregon Main Street Conference: Connecting People, Places, & Partners, Oct. 2-4 in Tillamook. Conference participants will learn new techniques to forge deeper connections in their community and be inspired to take their main street efforts to the next level by connecting to resources, connecting to their place, and connecting to partners to help them get work done in their downtown.

Keynote Speaker: Melody Warnick
Melody Warnick is the author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, a practical guide to loving the place where you live that has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and others. Described by Richard Florida as "an important book for so many people who are choosing their place to live," This Is Where You Belong explores the groundbreaking concept of place attachment and leads longtime residents and newcomers alike to commit to a more passionate relationship with their community. A regular speaker about place, Melody also is a freelance writer for such publications as Reader's Digest, The Guardian, and O: The Oprah Magazine. You can find her online at melodywarnick.com. She was also featured at the 2018 National Main Street Conference in Kansas City and was truly inspiring with her presentation.

For more information on the conference, including a preliminary schedule of events, session descriptions, lodging information, registration information and more, visit the conference website<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/SHPO/Pages/2019-OMS-Conference.aspx>.

Western Museums Association Conference early bird deadline ends Aug. 2

The Western Museums Association (WMA) in partnership with the Idaho Association of Museums cordially invites you to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Boise on October 4-7. This year's theme, ENGAGE, will focus on the ways museums engage with their communities, staff, and other museums. This year's Annual Meeting offers an engaging program of 42 sessions from six interdisciplinary tracks: Business & Administration, Collections, Community Engagement, Indigenous, Leadership & Careerpath, and Visitor Experience. The 2019 Program promises to provide a multitude of perspectives representative of today's museum landscape, and continue the WMA's rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities

Member Early Bird Registration deadline is August 2nd - register here<https://westmuse.org/annual-meeting/registration>.

Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society seeks archivist

The Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society (WBFHS) has received a grant to fund 300 hours of an archivist's time and expertise at $35 per hour to order and install Past Perfect Collections Management software, set up an archives data entry system and enter artifacts from the inventory into the program.


With a board officer, order and install Past Perfect software and training materials.

Working independently, set up a system and enter data for key artifacts from the WBFHS artifacts collection. Conduct initial historical society volunteer training in using the software. On occasion, work with volunteer photographers to include photos into the data system and WBFHS members who will select artifacts and repack them after inventory entry.

Make recommendations for ongoing data entry and management after grant funding runs out.

TIME FRAME: Work 300 hours between time of selection and the end of the year. The specific work schedule is flexible depending on library hours, volunteer board assistance and archivist's schedule. Start date is open but the job can start immediately. The ending date can be adjusted if needed.

LOCATION:  Inventory is located at Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR  97070.  Computer provided by WBFHS.

SUPERVISION: The WBFHS President is the general supervisor but most work is independent. Library staff are available for access to the archives.

PAY/SCHEDULE:    A stipend for $35 per hour will be paid each time 50 hours are completed. Archivist will submit a written record of hours to the President and will be paid by check as soon as the City draws funds from the grant. There will be six payments of $1750 for a total of $10,500. Archivist will be responsible for paying any income taxes.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Resume showing archival training and experience. Demonstrated experience with Past Perfect software. One letter of recommendation. Phone or in person interview in Wilsonville, OR.

APPLICATION: By August 15, 2019, submit a letter of interest and resume, documentation of your experience with Past Perfect software and one letter of recommendation to:

Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society
c/o Wilsonville Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Questions? Contact Susan Schenk, schenk.susan3 at gmail.com<mailto:schenk.susan3 at gmail.com> or 503 505 2115.

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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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