[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-01
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Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-01
In this issue:
- Come visit us and 20 other heritage organizations at the 11th Annual Preservation Month Fair, May 9
- National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May
- OMA Workshop Scholarship Opportunity for Central/Southeast Oregon Heritage Organizations
- Call for proposals - National Council on Public History 2020 conference
- Oregon Folklife Network partners with 6 Oregon cultural organizations for Culture Fest 2019
- NAO presentation: Communicating Finances to Non-Finance People
- Oregon Historical Society seeks two project assistants
- Looking for something to do? Volunteer for Oregon Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day on May 11!
- Grants awarded for veterans and war memorials projects throughout the state
- Suggested emergency preparedness activities for MayDay
Come visit us and 20 other heritage organizations at the 11th Annual Preservation Month Fair, May 9
Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will host the 11th annual Preservation Month Fair 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 9 at State Capitol State Park in Salem. 20 heritage organizations will be displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon's story and highlight preservation projects in communities throughout the state.
"May is National Historic Preservation Month and it's an opportunity for communities to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past," said Christine Curran, Deputy Historic Preservation Officer. "The fair aims to recognize the contributions of those individuals and organizations that preserve those stories and places."
The fair will be set up on the Capitol grounds on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. The event is free and open to the public.
On display at the event will be an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a U.S. Military jeep used during the Korean War. A free tour of the Capitol grounds led by OPRD staff will leave from the fair at 11:10 a.m., ending at the Capitol building. A separate, free tour of the Capitol tower and observation deck will begin at noon at the information kiosk inside the Capitol building.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for each tour. A signed liability waiver is required for the Capitol tower tour.
More information about National Historic Preservation Month: www.nps.gov/nR/feature/presmonth/index.htm<http://%20www.nps.gov/nR/feature/presmonth/index.htm>. Learn more about Oregon Heritage: www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>
Event exhibitors: the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians; Coquille Indian Tribe; Willamette Heritage Center; Hoover Minthorn Museum; Deepwood Estate; City of Salem Landmarks Program; Lord and Schryver Conservancy; Antique Powerland; Caples House Museum Complex; Pioneer Newell Village; Bush House Museum; Oregon Museum of Mental Health; Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House at the Oregon Garden; Oregon Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Library; Friends of Silver Falls State Park; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Archives; Oregon Forrest Resource Center; and Oregon Heritage.
National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May
- Cemetery Cleanup - Saturday, May 16, 9am. Location: 1 mile north of Hwy 234 on Antioch Road in Sam's Valley, 14350 Antioch Rd, White City, OR.
- There are over 25 events happening throughout Benton County in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. Events include tours, lectures, cemetery clean-ups, open houses and an Historic Preservation Awards ceremony. New events this year include the KOAC Transmitter Building Walking Tour and the Black Pioneer History tour. For a complete listing of all events visit www.co.benton.or.us/hrc<http://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc>.
- We will be having a clean-up day on 5/11/19. Volunteers are welcome to help in the preservation of local history. If you have any donations or questions, please email DeadwoodCem at gmail.com or call Megan at 541-964-3345. You can also call toll-free at 877-964-3345. You may also visit us online at www.DeadwoodCem.org or search "Deadwood Cem" on Facebook.
- On Monday, Memorial Day, 5/27/19, the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery will host a history event at the cemetery. Food will start at noon. Come to Deadwood and watch "Pioneer" actors give a living history presentation of local pioneer life. There will be plenty of food and historical displays. There will also be demonstrations performed by The John Quay Players of the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. In addition, Eric Sprado and John Reidel will perform "old-time" music. We will have an open discussion about the progress of the cemetery. We will discuss plants, plans, and ideas for a gazebo. We will also learn the best ways to clean old headstones and what NOT to do. You can place flowers and flags on the gravesites of your ancestors.
Deschutes County & Crook County
- The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, Deschutes Public Library, Bowman Museum, and the Deschutes Land Trust partner to demonstrate how historic preservation enhances our quality of life. They have over 30 events lined up and you can see all of the events here<https://www.deschuteshistory.org/about-us/historic-preservation-month/>. Two events are highlighted below:
- May 15, 5:30 - Don't Tear That Down! A Primer on Historic Preservation and Land Use. Communities often struggle when historic buildings are scheduled for demolition permits, resulting in online petitions and campaigns to save buildings only to see them ultimately torn down. How can historic buildings be listed as a historic resource? What do historic landmarks commissions do? Can historic buildings be protected? Join the Deschutes Historical Museum and the landmarks commissions for Deschutes County and the cities of Bend and Redmond to learn the basics of how land use laws work to save historic buildings and spaces. Barnes and Sawyer Room, Deschutes County Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend
- May 23, 6 pm - New Vitality from Old Buildings: How Preservation and Building Reuse Can Support Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities with Dr. Michael Powe, Research & Policy Lab Director of Research. For ten years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Research & Policy Lab has developed a portfolio of innovative research that demonstrates the value of older, smaller buildings and advocates for the inclusion of preservation and building reuse in cities' community and economic development practice and sustainability and resilience planning. In this talk, the Lab's Director of Research, Dr. Michael Powe, will give an overview of the Lab's work-to-date, noting the ways that preservation can support resilient local economies; distinctive, walkable neighborhoods; and inclusive communities. Mike will also offer a preview of the Lab's current work on the links between preservation, affordability, and displacement, and he will note the ways the Lab's research and data analysis on more than 50 U.S. cities offers important insights for Bend and Deschutes County. Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, 1044 NW Bond Street, Bend
- An afternoon at Edgewood Farm, open house. May 19, 1-4pm. Historic house tours, exhibits, horse carriages, banjo, Spencer Butte Middle School Jazz Band, ice cream social. Edgewood Farm was home to Wayne Morse - UO Law School Dean labor arbitrator, and United States Senator - and his family for over 40 years. It became a City of Eugene Park in 1979. Built in 1936, the family home and farm were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Location: 595 Crest Drive, Eugene.
- Falls City, Oregon will be having a Preservation presentation hosted by Lloyd Collins of Polk County Cemetery Savers May 11th at the Community Center. A workshop is scheduled for May 18th in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery beginning at 8:00 am. Preservation work will begin May 21st and last 8-10 weeks. For more information call City Hall 503.787.3631.
- Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup, May 18, 8am. Location: 10 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR 97525
- The Granite Hill Cemetery, located at 2551 Upper River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526, will be holding a volunteer clean up event on May 11th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Duties will include pathway cleaning, raking, headstone maintenance, and more. For more information visit: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/3b31886e-dd3f-40de-81b5-a2fdc7c1dfba/Activity/4c119519-8380-4196-b2aa-6fdd4521a0f8/1.
- Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm. "Secrets & Mysteries of the Beekman Bank": Explore the "Secrets & Mysteries of the Beekman Bank" when Historic Jacksonville, Inc. opens the oldest financial institution in the Pacific Northwest for evening candlelight tours. Begun by C.C. Beekman as a gold dust office in 1856 and moved in 1863 to its current location at 110 W. California Street in Jacksonville, the Beekman Bank saw over $40 million in gold cross its counters during Jacksonville's heyday in the 1800s-equivalent to over $1 billion in today's currency! Regional historian Ben Truwe pursues secrets lost with the last Beekman in 50-minute tours. Bring a flashlight to make your own discoveries! Admission is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the preservation and maintenance of this regional landmark. Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 people and reservations are required! Call Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at 541-245-3650 or e-mail info at historicjacksonville.org<mailto:info at historicjacksonville.org>.
- Saturday, May 25 at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2pm. Beekman House Museum 1932 Living History: It's 1932! Depression era miners are digging up the streets. Hobos are hoping for handouts. Groucho Marx is on the radio. Franklin Roosevelt is running for President. Step back in time and become part of the "play" when you call on Carrie and Ben Beekman as they close up their 1873 family home located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville. Interact with the adult Beekman children, family members and friends as they seek your advice on what household items to keep or give away, comment on Depression Era Jacksonville, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s in Jacksonville's most prominent pioneer family. 55-minute tours are limited to 12 people and cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. (Not recommended for children under 10.) Reservations assure your preferred time: 541-245-3650 or info at historicjacksonville.org.
- Beginning Friday, May 31. Beekman Bank Museum "Behind the Counter" Tours: "Behind the Counter" tours pick up where our "Secrets & Mysteries" left off! Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, established in 1856. The "current" 1863 structure, located at the corner of California and North 3rd streets, is the oldest wooden building still standing in downtown Jacksonville, and has been preserved intact as a museum since Cornelius Beekman closed the doors in 1915. Costumed docents share bank history from 11 am to 4 pm, Fridays through Monday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. We recommend you allow 30 minutes, but you can spend as little or as much time as you like. Admission is free; donations are encouraged! Private tours are available. Information at 541-245-3650 or www.historicjacksonville.org
- The Jacob Conser House, Jefferson's oldest home built in 1854, will be open on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 AM to 2 PM during Jefferson's annual "Festival of Flowers" on Main Street. The open house, facilitated by the Jefferson Historical Society & Museum on behalf of the city, will feature period displays and offer information on the house's long history. The building was occupied by the public library for some 80 years and became vacant with the library's move to a new structure in September 2018. The 165 year old building is in need of structural repair and restoration, some of which will begin shortly. At the open house the historical society and the City of Jefferson will seek public input regarding possible future uses for the space. The Jacob Conser House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.
- The Miller-Simison/Hale-Allphin Cemetery Association will be holding their semi-annual clean-up day on May 19th, 2019 at the Cemetery on the corner of Woods Road and Millersburg Drive in Millersburg.
- Restore Oregon's Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, Saturday May 11, 10am-4pm. Each year Restore Oregon and its committed Mid-Century Modern Committee carefully curates an exclusive tour of homes to best illustrate modernism in Oregon. This year, the self-guided tour showcases five sensitively updated mid-century homes from a spectrum of perspectives including architects, design/build firms, and DIY-ers. Tour homes include a Pietro Belluschi designed home, two homes designed by Robert Rummer, as well as a Day Hilborn-designed home featured in Atomic Ranch Magazine's latest winter issue. Learn more and purchase tickets here<https://restoreoregon.tofinoauctions.com/mcm2019/homepages/index>.
- Champoeg State Heritage Area's annual Founders Day May 4, 1-2:30pm. This day commemorates the 1843 vote held in Champoeg that established the first provisional government west of the Mississippi River. The annual event is free and will feature living history actors, a fur trapper rifle volley salute and a ceremony for those who participated in the 1843 vote.
- Champoeg State Heritage area will have a lecture delivered by Willamette University Visiting Professor Cayla Hill, at 1pm on May 18 at the park's visitor center. Hill will expand on the history and current archeological evidence of the 1861 flood, which decimated the modest river town.
- Free Heritage Talk presented by Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition - Thursday, May 16, 5pm. Written in Stone: Discoveries in Clackamas County's Historical Cemeteries presented by Charlotte Lehan. Location: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville.
If you have events that are happening in your community related to National Historic Preservation Month, please feel free to email them to heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov> and they will be added to this list each week during May.
OMA Workshop Scholarship Opportunity for Central/Southeast Oregon Heritage Organizations
Oregon Heritage is offering up to three heritage organizations in Grant, Harney, Malheur, Lake, Crook, Deschutes, Wheeler, and Jefferson County a $400 scholarship to attend Oregon Museums Association's 2019 Spring Workshop, Danger! Handling Hazardous Materials<https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Regional-Workshops>, on May 13 in Philomath. To get an application for this scholarship or if you have questions, email Katie.Henry at oregon.gov or call 503.986.0671.
Call for proposals - National Council on Public History 2020 conference
Call for Proposals - "Threads of Change"
National Council on Public History Annual Meeting - Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2020
The CFP and proposal submission forms are open through July 15 at http://ncph.org/conference/2020-annual-meeting
Why should I submit a proposal?
The National Council on Public History seeks to build a conference program that reflects all of the varied and diverse corners of the public history field; all who "put history to work in the world" are welcome and encouraged to submit. Our conference is shaped by those who propose sessions, working groups, and workshops, which means the 2020 Program Committee needs your help-longtime NCPH members, returning attendees, and prospective newcomers alike-to build a program that serves your public history needs and interests, dedicates space and time to tackling our field's toughest challenges, and supports you in the important work you do.
What is the program committee looking for?
We welcome submissions from all areas of the field, including (but not limited to) museums, historic preservation, teaching, archives, heritage management, tourism, consulting, community history, and public service.
This year, the Program Committee particularly hopes to receive:
* Proposals that showcase the collaborative nature of public history work and the full spectrum of organizations and individuals who practice it, including professionals, volunteers, activists, and more.
* Proposals that consider commemoration, including but not limited to NCPH's own 40th anniversary, anniversaries of the 15th and 19th amendments, and our responsibilities and best practices for commemoration.
* Proposals that speak to the health of the field and provide pathways or examples for strengthening our public history community, broadly defined. What do we need to do our work better, and how can we care for ourselves and each other?
* Proposals that address the theme, "Threads of Change." Please read the full Call for Proposals to explore the possibilities of "Threads of Change" as a theme, to consider some key questions, and to select the ideal presentation format as you put together your proposal: http://bit.ly/ncph2020cfp.
How do I submit a proposal?
Submission forms are open now at https://ncph.org/conference/2020-annual-meeting/calls-for-proposals/!
Submit an early topic proposal by June 1 to solicit feedback from your peers. This optional step is ideal if you have a half-formed idea you'd like to develop into a full proposal, or if you're looking to connect with people doing similar work to form a complete session. After June 1, we'll distribute topic proposals to NCPH members via email and post them online for feedback and offers of collaboration. Respondents can contact the original submitter directly with their ideas or offers, and the submitter may choose to select additional participants, refine the proposal, and complete a full proposal form online by the July 15 final proposal deadline.
The final proposal deadline is July 15. Submit your fully-formed session, working group, individual paper, or workshop proposal by 11:59 PM your local time on July 15. Presenters will be notified by mid-September and will be expected to register for the conference and pay the registration fee by November 1 to confirm their participation. Please note that session and individual paper proposals use the same submission form, and working groups and workshops each have their own submission forms.
Can't meet the main proposal deadline? We'll be opening calls for posters, working group discussants, pop-ups, and On the Fly sessions between summer 2019 and February 2020.
Questions? Contact the Program Committee co-chairs or the NCPH executive office:
2020 Program Committee Co-Chairs
Ashley Bouknight, The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, abouknight at thehermitage.com<mailto:abouknight at thehermitage.com>
Brian Joyner, National Park Service, brian_joyner at nps.gov <mailto:brian_joyner at nps.gov%20>
NCPH Program Manager
Meghan Hillman, meghillm at iupui.edu<mailto:meghillm at iupui.edu>
Oregon Folklife Network partners with 6 Oregon cultural organizations for Culture Fest 2019
The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), a division of the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History, will partner again this year with local arts, culture, and heritage organizations in Oregon to present Culture Fest 2019. The partnerships support performances, demonstrations and presentations about Oregon's living cultural heritage.
This year, six collaborative public programs in Ontario, Portland, La Grande, Baker City and McMinnville will bring diverse folk and traditional artists to venues around the state:
* Hmong American Community of Oregon (Portland), 5th Annual New Year in the Park festival, Glenhaven Park, April 27, 2019
* McMinnville Public Library, Latino folk and traditional artists, El Día de los Niños Fiesta, May 4, 2019.
* Crossroads Carnegie (Baker City), Cooper Rick DeFerrari, "Barrel and Vessel: The Art of Aging Wine," June 22, 2019
* Four Rivers Cultural Center (Ontario), Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival, June 29, 2019
* Art Center East (La Grande), Guinean master drummer Alseny Yansane at a Master Class (location tbd) and Public Performance, La Grande Farmers Market, July 12-13, 2019 and Umatilla basket weaver Michael Johnson (dates, tbd)
* Andisheh Center for Iranian Cultural Heritage (Portland), "Persian Tandoor, Storytelling, and Arabic Calligraphy," Iranian Festival, Creative and Performance Art Pavilion, Aug 3, 2019.
The Oregon Culture Keepers Roster<https://ofn.uoregon.edu/roster/oregon_folk_artist_roster.php> provides a curated roster of over 200 folk artists presenting organizations can work with in planning their programs.
Support for this partnership with the Oregon Folklife Network comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Historical Society. The funds help local organizations support folk and traditional artists in their own communities to share their skills and knowledge with others.
NAO presentation: Communicating Finances to Non-Finance People
Communicating Finances to Non-Finance People
When: May 16th, 2019 7:30 AM through 9:30 AM
Location: Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
$35 NAO Member
Presenter: Lesley Bennett, CFO Consultant, CFO Selections
Relevant financial information is vital for program staff and other stakeholders to support them in meeting your organization's mission. Communicating this information to non-finance audiences can be a challenge, however. How can you tell the story of your organization's finances in a way that is both understandable and approachable? How do you identify the metrics to share? What format should it take? This session will address all of these questions and give participants ideas of how to communicate financial information effectively.
* Identify financial information most relevant to different groups of stakeholders
* Learn to tell the story of your organization's finances
* How to develop effective and user-friendly tools
To learn more and/or to register visit here<https://nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3137>.
Oregon Historical Society seeks two project assistants
OHS has TWO Project Assistant-Library Move positions open in the Library! The Oregon Historical Society is currently accepting applications for this position.
Are you interested in gaining experience to help launch your career in library and archives? The Project Assistant-Library Move is a task-focused, hands-on, physically demanding position supporting a large deadline-oriented project. This position offers great learning opportunities in library or archives-related work.
The Project Assistant-Library Move provides assistance to the Project Archivist-Library Move and Library Move Team in executing a major library collections move, following established professional standards and OHS library procedures.
This position is part-time, non-exempt with a schedule of approximately 15 hours per week for a fixed term of up to one year. Please see the full posting at https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/1067306.html. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the Human Resources Manager, human.resources at ohs.org<mailto:human.resources at ohs.org>.
Looking for something to do? Volunteer for Oregon Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day on May 11!
Oregon's historic cemeteries are sites of great cultural value. Discover and preserve your state's history by joining us on May 11th! Over a dozen sites in as many counties to choose from. With Memorial Day coming up, these cemeteries will be host to many visitors and they need your help to prepare.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and SOLVE are partnering to organize this statewide day of service to improve our historic cemeteries.
To register for an event visit https://www.solveoregon.org/oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanups. You can also check with local historic cemeteries near you who may have events that coincide with this statewide day of cleanup (some other events are noted in the news item above for statewide National Historic Preservation Month events).
Grants awarded for veterans and war memorials projects throughout the state
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department awarded five grants totaling $150,000 for projects across the state that create or preserve memorials to veterans or wars. Awards range from range from $18,700-74,500.
Funded projects include:
* Construction of new memorials in Happy Valley and Lake Oswego.
* Replacements of sidewalks and added access sidewalks at the Soldier's Monument at Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland.
* Install a memorial at an existing site in Pendleton.
This competitive grant program was created by the Oregon legislature in 2005. Applicants must be local or tribal governments and the memorial must be on public land.
For more information on the Veteran and War Memorials 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.
Suggested emergency preparedness activities for MayDay
In a tradition started by the Society of American Archivists and Heritage Preservation, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation encourages libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1st to participate in MayDay.
Taken straight from their May Day website (https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/mayday) are some suggested preparedness activities:
- If you have a disaster plan, dust it off and make sure it's up to date.
- If you don't have a plan, commit to creating one by making a timeline for developing it.
- Conduct a building evacuation drill, evaluate the results, and discuss ways to improve your staff's performance.
- Update your staff contact information and create a wallet-size version of your emergency contact roster using the Pocket Response Plan(tm) (PReP(tm))
- Identify the three biggest risks to your collection or building (such as a dust storm, leaking water pipe, heavy snow, or power failure) and outline steps to mitigate them. You can use FAIC's tools for risk evaluation to guide your assessment.
- Identify and prioritize important collection materials.
- Eliminate hazards such as storage in hallways, blocked fire exits, or improper storage of paints, solvents, etc.
- Make a plan to install any needed safety systems.
- Plan to train and drill an in-house disaster team.
- Provide staff with easily accessible disaster response information, such as the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel.
- Get to know your local firefighters and police--invite them to come tour your institution and give you pointers on safety and preparedness.
- Plan to take a course on risk assessment or disaster planning.
In honor of MayDay, Oregon Heritage will give out for free ten copies of Field Guide to Emergency Response: A vital tool for cultural institutions<https://store.culturalheritage.org/site/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=FAIC-2> produced by the Foundation of American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Contact heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov> to request a copy be sent to you. It will be on a first-come, first-serve basis so contact us ASAP to get your free copy!
Share your photos of Oregon's heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.
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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