[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-06-28

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-06-28

In this issue:

- Oregon Heritage Exchange features archives project in Astoria
- 2019 Oregon Heritage Fellows papers now online
- July Confluence road trip: professional development and lifelong learning opportunity
- Article on a perspective of prioritizing language accessibility for a museum exhibit
- AASLH received a grant to do a study on how the public views history activities
- Eugene organizations plan for the 100th anniversary of the Women's vote

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Oregon Heritage Exchange features archives project in Astoria

Astoria Library Director, Jimmy Pearson, inherited a basement full of awesome things that are historically significant. In 2017 they received an Oregon Heritage Grant to help them organize this collection, especially in the face of a building restoration project. Learn more about the project on the latest post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/a-library-basement-is-a-magical-place/>.

The next round of the Oregon Heritage Grant<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Oregon_Heritage_Grant_Program> will open in the Fall of 2019.

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2019 Oregon Heritage Fellows papers now online

Every year Oregon Heritage selects up to three fellows who are Oregon students researching Oregon. Those selected are full-time undergraduate and graduate students of an Oregon university or college who are researching a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, historic preservation or related topic in Oregon are encouraged to apply for an Oregon Heritage Fellowship. Fellowship recipients present their research process and findings at the Oregon Heritage Conference<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> or Oregon Heritage Summit (depending on the year).

Below are the 2019 Fellows and their papers that are now available online:

Marc Carpenter, University of Oregon, "Reconsidering the 'Pioneer Statue,' 100 Years Later<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/MCarpenterFellowshipPaper2019.pdf>"
Kerrie Franey, University of Oregon, "America's Adventure in Hospitality: Portland, Oregon and War Code Housing<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/KFraneyFellowshipPaper2019.pdf>"
Isaiah Silvers, Reed College, "From Dispensary to Hospital: Charitable Medicine in Oregon, 1900-1929<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/ISilversFellowshipPaper2019.pdf>"

Applications are now open for 2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowships. For more information or to apply visit https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx#Oregon_Heritage_Fellowships.

If you have questions about the Fellowship, please contact Beth Dehn at Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov> or call 503-986-0696.

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July Confluence road trip: professional development and lifelong learning opportunity

Confluence Road Trips dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River. Time at sites of cultural and environmental significance with Native speakers is a chance to hear first-person insights into Native culture and history. You will come away with a richer understanding of sovereignty, cultures based on reciprocity and resilience. Confluence Road Trips are designed as professional development for educators but anyone is welcome.

Portland Basin to the Pacific Ocean
July 13-14, 2019

This trip begins with a visit with Tanna Engdahl, Spiritual Leader for the Cowlitz Tribe, to the Confluence Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver. Then we will travel to Bay Center, Washington as guests of the Chinook Nation for a traditional salmon bake, conversation, drum and song. The following morning we will visit Cape Disappointment and the Confluence artworks connecting you to Chinook homelands and where Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean.

Cost: $200. This includes honoraria for guest speakers, a gift to the Chinook Nation, Saturday breakfast and dinner. Not included:  Saturday/Sunday lunch, Sunday breakfast, Saturday night accommodations and transportation. Carpooling can be arranged with Confluence and camping is available.

RSVP HERE<https://ConfluenceProject.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=92984856e00132035cbd6b92f&id=9f26907703&e=742226d759>

For questions, contact Program Manager Courtney Yilk<mailto:Courtney at ConfluenceProject.org?subject=Confluence%20Road%20Trip%20for%20Educators> or call our office at 360.693.0123.

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Article on a perspective of prioritizing language accessibility for a museum exhibit

The Minneapolis Museum of Art was planning an exhibit on Native women artists. They originally planned to translate the labels into one Native language but as the project progressed, they made the decision to translate it into more than 30 Native languages. Check out this article about how they made that decision and the process they went through, including challenges.

https://medium.com/minneapolis-institute-of-art/why-we-translated-an-exhibitions-labels-into-dozens-of-native-languages-8de20e0e633e

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AASLH received a grant to do a study on how the public views history activities

AASLH has received a $479,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to start work on a new project with NCPH, OAH, and the FrameWorks Institute. Over the next three years, they will carry out a comprehensive study of how the public views, interprets, and uses a wide variety of history activities and develop new tools to strengthen the field's communication efforts. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2RAaR3Y

Oregon heritage organizations could make use of the information gathered in this study and tools developed as you communicate the value of heritage to your Oregon communities.

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Eugene organizations plan for the 100th anniversary of the Women's vote
*Press release from the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House (SMJ House) and the League of Women Voters of Lane County (LWVLC) are hosting a year-long celebration next year and you are invited to participate!

After many years of campaigning, letter writing, parades, sit-ins, and even imprisonments for many suffragists, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was finally and officially ratified on August 18, 1920. This was just in time for women all over the country to vote in the 1920 election between Republican Warren G. Harding and Democrat James M. Cox. These first time voters would have included Oregon women like SMJ's very own Alberta Shelton McMurphey, her 4 daughters and Dr. Eva Johnson in Wisconsin. What an exciting time for all women in Eugene and around the country!

In recognition of this 100th year anniversary, the SMJ House will be hosting a series of events and exhibits celebrating the suffrage movement at the Museum and around town. The celebration will be split into two main themes: The Work We Did and The Work Still to Do.

The Work We Did will focus on the history of the suffrage movement in Eugene, Oregon, and beyond from February through June. The second half of the year, The Work Still to Do theme will feature a suffrage-inspired juried art exhibit, workshops, and discussions about continuing the work of equity and diversity in our community.

There are already a few events planned, with more to be announced as the year gets closer. SMJ House and the LWVLC will be hosting an Equity Tea on February 22 & 23,2020. A Suffrage Brunch will be held on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2020. The authors of We the Resilient, Sarah Benor and Tom Fields-Meyer, will be giving a presentation and book signing on April 19, 2020. Stay tuned for details about other events still in the planning stages, including the The Work Still to Do Art Exhibit.

If you have ideas about celebrating this important historical event, SMJ House Executive Director Leah Murray is looking for community partners. She says that there are many ways for the community to participate including hosting equity-themed book clubs, art projects, music concerts, and the list goes on. "We are pretty much looking for any and all ideas." She offers.

"The important thing to remember about the movement for a more equitable society, is that isn't just about one person or one organization; it's about all of us working together." Ms. Murray hopes that all local businesses and organizations will think of ways to recognize the anniversary. "Whether it's sponsoring one of our events, volunteering to help with research or fundraising, or creating one of your own events, there is something that we can each do to recognize our history and excite the future of equality and diversity."

You can contact Leah Murray at director at smjhouse.org<mailto:director at smjhouse.org> or 541-484-0808 to learn how you can get involved today.

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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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