[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-03-29

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-03-29

In this issue:

- Five volunteer recruitment and retention workshops across the state April-May
- Alberta Main Street wins national main street award
- Less than one week until early bird deadline for Oregon Heritage Summit: Culture of Board Engagement
- Charles O. Sigglin Flats listed in National Register of Historic Places
- Masonry cleaning workshop in Portland May 3
- Two state heritage commissions to meet April 25 in Medford

Five volunteer recruitment and retention workshops across the state April-May

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

Alberta Main Street wins national main street award

Alberta Main Street, an Oregon Main Street Network participant, is one of the three winners of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) presented by the National Main Street Center Inc., the country’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to commercial district revitalization. Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, the award winners serve as exceptional models for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Alberta is being recognized for building a thriving and equitable Main Street that reflects the diversity of their district. The awards were announced and presented at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle on March 25, 2019. Alberta Main Street is the second Oregon Main Street Network Community to receive this national award.

“Alberta Main Street serves as a model for neighborhoods in cities that are struggling to retain their character in the face of new development, gentrification, and displacement” said National Main Street Center CEO and President Patrice Frey. “Alberta has been able to grow its local economy without sacrificing the heritage and historic character that make this arts district unique.”

Alberta Main Street has worked diligently to create an inclusive commercial district by offering programs that encourage small business development and property ownership among residents who have been historically marginalized from economic growth. Alberta hosts free small business seminars and networking events, offers matching grants to businesses and property owners, and provides one-on-one technical assistance. Their programming has paid off: 60 percent of Alberta businesses are women-owned and 23 percent are minority-owned.

"Alberta Main Street is taking serious steps to provide a more inclusive approach toward success for all members of the community, including those who have been displaced by rising housing costs,” said Elise Scolnick, long-time Alberta Street resident, activist, and Alberta Street Board member. “This means reaching outside of the neighborhood to those who once lived here, and asking them back into the fold. Through dialogue, cultural representation, and prosperity initiatives, which are in planning and implementation phases, Alberta Main Street wants to embrace both the heritage and future of our community."

That future is bright if you look around Main Street today. Alberta is lined with locally-owned businesses, public art, unique shops and galleries, and historical markers in the planning process that document the history of the African American community in the neighborhood. Residents and visitors are flocking to Main Street. Last year, events, programs, and activities drew 30,000 people to the district, with an estimated economic impact of over $5 million. Between 2015 and 2016, 60 percent of Alberta Street businesses reported an increase in revenue, and 40 percent planned to expand operations.

Alberta Main Street owes much of its success to its determined leader and ambassador for their Main Street— founding Executive Director Sara Wittenberg, who passed away in August 2018.

Alberta Main Street is the second Oregon Main Street Network organization to receive this national award, Downtown Oregon City Association received a 2018 Great American Main Street Award. Both Alberta Main Street and Downtown Oregon City Association were recipients of two of the first Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grants after the grant program was established by the Oregon Legislature in 2015.

“We are very proud to have two back-to-back Great American Main Street award communities. This is a testament to the perseverance and commitment of our Main Street communities after the statewide program was re-established by the legislature in 2007. Coupled with tools like the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant, our communities are making significant strides in revitalizing historic downtown across the state.” said Sheri Stuart, State Coordinator of Oregon Main Street.

To learn more about the Oregon Main Street Network visit www.oregonmainstreet.org<http://www.oregonmainstreet.org>.

Less than one week until early bird deadline for Oregon Heritage Summit: Culture of Board Engagement

We totally get it, learning about creating a good, positive culture and process within your board is not sexy. However, we believe it will truly help alleviate a lot of issues we see when working with heritage nonprofit organizations across the state. If you are having issues moving your programs and mission forward, or you are experiencing a rapid burnout rate of your board members, or maybe you have board members that get on the board and jump off pretty quickly, or perhaps you just want to talk with others in the same boat and learn from each other, then think about coming to the 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>.

The 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> digs deeply into the theory and practice of great boards- what a good board looks like, how every board needs to reflect the individual purpose and community it serves, and how organizations can build and sustain a strong board team. Strong board leadership is vital to the ability of an organization to meet its mission.

You can see the full scope of what will be addressed at the Summit here<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> along with the promise that you will take away practical tools and tips to help you build that strong board and ultimately help you accomplish your mission of doing awesome heritage preservation work in your community.

Also, there are still some scholarship opportunities left to attend so please check them out below and USE THEM!

·         2019 Oregon Heritage Summit Scholarship<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/docs/2019_Heritage_Summit_Scholarship.pdf> – a $300 scholarship that is available to organizations that send two or more representatives to the Summit, one of which must be a board member. First-come, first –serve.

·         Central/Southeastern Oregon Technical Assistance Scholarship - $500 available to organizations in the following counties that send one or more representatives: Grant, Harney, Malheur, Lake, Crook, Deschutes, Wheeler, and Jefferson County. Contact Katie.Henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.Henry at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0671 to get an application. First-come, first-serve.

Here are some blog posts from the Oregon Heritage Exchange to help you think a little bit more about your board prior to attending the Summit:

From Monthly “Chats” to Productive Board Meetings at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/from-monthly-chats-to-productive-board-meetings-at-the-columbia-gorge-discovery-center/>

A Guide to Nonprofit Bard Service<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/a-guide-to-nonprofit-board-service/>

Does your heritage organization have a board handbook?<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/does-your-heritage-organization-have-a-board-handbook/>

If you have questions about the 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit contact Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov> or 503.986.0696.

Charles O. Sigglin Flats listed in National Register of Historic Places

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building’s nomination at their October 2018 meeting. The National Park Service—which maintains the National Register—accepted the nomination on March 7, 2019.

Designed by architect Emil Schacht and built for real estate investor Charles O. Sigglin in 1908, the Sigglin Flats is notable as one of the best examples of the fourplex building type in the Craftsman Style in the Buckman neighborhood area. Schacht is one of the most influential local architects whose designs introduced Portland to the emerging Craftsman style. The Sigglin Flats shows Schacht’s ability to add Shingle and Colonial Revival style elements to the Craftsman building, and his use of his own signature design elements that makes his buildings unique and identifiable. Smaller than traditional apartment buildings, the duplex and fourplex types were designed to blend in with their neighboring single-family residences. Population growth and streetcar development spurred the growth of residential neighborhoods in the area, prompting landlords and developers to invest in revenue-generating multi-family buildings like the Sigglin Flats.

The National Register of Historic Places was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> (click on “National Register” at left of page).

Masonry cleaning workshop in Portland May 3

Principles, technologies and protocols for cleaning historic masonry have been evolving for decades and continue to evolve.  In this new workshop practicing professionals and contractors systematically present and demonstrate the current state-of-the-art in methods, issues and best practices for cleaning.  Suitable for both emerging and experienced practitioners in preservation, the workshop will include:

Cleaning Philosophies, Masonry Materials and Geology, Types of Soiling, Cleaning Methods Overview, Cleaning Protocols, Hands-on Demonstrations of Various Cleaning Techniques, Reference Materials

Breakfast and Lunch provided, plus, Networking Cocktail Reception with the Speakers and Demonstrators.

8.0 LU AIA CES Registered credits are available for this one-day workshop.

$250 – APT International members
$300 – Non-members
$150 – Emerging Professionals (out of school less than 3 years)
$50 – Students

To join APT International and become a member please go to www.apti.org<http://www.apti.org/>.

For complete agenda and to register visit https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/events/masonry-cleaning-workshop-apt-2019/

Two state heritage commissions to meet April 25 in Medford

The Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Inn at the Commons in Medford: 200 North Riverside Ave. The Heritage Commission will meet in the Jackson-Douglas Fir Room and the Historic Cemeteries Commission will meet in the Cascade Room. Their meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations and translation may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

The Oregon Heritage Commission agenda includes selection of officers, long-term planning, and other heritage topics.
The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Beth Dehn at 503-986-0696 or beth.dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:beth.dehn at oregon.gov> .

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries agenda includes a legislative update, statewide cemetery clean-up days, and other topics related to historic cemeteries. State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill at oregon.gov<mailto:kuri.gill at oregon.gov>

For more information about the meetings and both commissions, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>

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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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