[Heritage] Commissions Award Museum & Cemetery Grants

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Fri Jun 21 08:27:05 PDT 2019


Commissions Award Museum & Cemetery Grants


  *   Oregon Heritage Commission grants awarded to museums throughout the state
  *   Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries awards grants to multiple historic cemetery projects
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Oregon Heritage Commission grants awarded to museums throughout the state


Oregon Heritage Commission has awarded $78,021 in grants to 13 museums throughout the state. The grants will help fund a variety of projects including collection preservation, visitor education and heritage tourism. Award amounts ranged $1,230 - $8,148.

Funded projects:

  *   Benton County Historical Society, in Philomath, for conservation of an 1850 child's dress and jacket.
  *   Eugene Debbs Potts Foundation, in Merlin, for building repair.
  *   Gilliam County Historical Society, in Condon, for interpretive panels.
  *   Gresham Historical Society for collections storage improvements.
  *   High Desert Museum, near Bend, to install the Natural Wanderment exhibition and offer associated programming.
  *   Lane County Historical Society, in Eugene, for collections storage improvements.
  *   The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, in Eugene, to digitize a portion of the Native American basket collection.
  *   North Lincoln County Historical Society, in Lincoln City, to develop a research library.
  *   Tillamook Forest Center, near Tillamook, for collections storage improvements.
  *   Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution, in St Helens, for preservation of the Caples House.
  *   Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society, in Portland, for the purchase of rare train parts.
  *   Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, in Portland, to develop the Present Future Lab.
  *   Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, in Salem, to organize, document , and re-house the large furniture collection.



The museum grant program is offered annually by the Oregon Heritage Commission, part of the Oregon Heritage program at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The grant program began in 1965 when only 24 organizations were eligible for the program.



The Oregon Heritage Commission works to secure, sustain and enhance Oregon's heritage. The Commission sponsors heritage initiatives that educate the public about the value of heritage and celebrate the state's diversity. The Oregon Heritage Commission consists of nine members appointed by the governor and nine agency advisors. Members are chosen from state agencies and statewide organizations, and represent a diverse geographical and heritage background.



To learn more about the Oregon Museum Grant or the Oregon Heritage Commission, 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.


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Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries awards grants to multiple historic cemetery projects


Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) has awarded $62,394 in grants to 12 historic cemetery projects throughout the state. The funds will help support preservation efforts, repair work and visitor education. Individual award amounts ranged $2460-$8,000.



Funded projects:

  *   Restoration of the Gibbons-Maxwell memorial in the Athena Cemetery in Athena.
  *   Monument repair at Blue Mountain Kees Cemetery in Weston.
  *   Monument repair and cleaning at the Zion Memorial Cemetery in Canby.
  *   Fence repair and storage shed at the East Drain Cemetery.
  *   Road improvement and shed repair at the IOOF Cemetery in Coburg.
  *   Complete a walking tour and kiosk at Logtown Cemetery in Jackson County.
  *   Purchase and install block markers at Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland.
  *   Install an information kiosk and digitized the records of the Moro Cemetery.
  *   Rehabilitate the Veterans Memorial area at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City.
  *   Repair, reset and clean headstones at the St. Helens Masonic Cemetery.
  *   Repair fencing and five monuments at the Ukiah Cemetery.
  *   Repair monuments and remove trees in the Weston Cemetery.



Historic cemeteries are documented by OCHC and must include the burial of at least one person who died before Feb. 14, 1909.



The historic cemetery grant program is offered annually by the OCHC, part of the Oregon Heritage Program at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

OCHC maintains a list of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in the state. The seven-member appointed commission helps people and organizations document, preserve and promote of designated historic cemeteries statewide.



For more information about the grant program or the OCHC, 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.


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