[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-10

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-05-10

In this issue:

- Want to get some hands-on building preservation skills? Apply for the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School
- National Trust Preservation Fund Grants for planning and education projects due June 3
- New State Librarian announced
- 31 way to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month
- The Annual Archaeology Roadshow will be hosted in three locations across the state this year
- Oregon Museums Association Annual Meeting Call for Proposals!
- National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May
- TOMORROW is the SOLVE Oregon Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day - Join us!

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Want to get some hands-on building preservation skills? Apply for the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

*The Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship has funded applicants in the past to attend this trainings. Applications for the scholarship are due June. 7. Find our more here<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx>.

Where and Why:

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (PNWFS) has been teaching hands-on preservation skills at historic sites throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Washington for 25 years. This year, the PNWFS will be held at the historic Youth Camp at Silver Falls State Park. Beginning in 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completed several projects throughout the 9,000-acre state park including boundary surveys, trails, parking areas, and building and shelter construction. In 1938, the National Park Service oversaw the CCC's construction of a new Recreation Demonstration Area at Silver Falls State Park, which is now known as the Silver Falls Youth Camp.
During three one-week sessions in September 2019, field school participants will assist with the   rehabilitation of several historic camp buildings. Projects will include masonry repair, log work, window rehabilitation, roof repairs, condition assessments, cultural landscape investigations, and specialized historic building maintenance. Local professionals will provide evening lectures on the history, theory, and practice of cultural resource management and historic preservation. Participants live, learn, and work at the site throughout the session. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion confirming their basic knowledge of historic preservation theory and practice.

When and What:


  *   Session 1: Specialized Preservation Maintenance, September 3 - 6: During our first Field School session, students will recondition and repair historic woodwork, rehabilitate masonry elements and windows, and conduct condition assessments at the Youth Camp. This four-day session is ideal for facilities and maintenance managers working in National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, or anyone working in the field of historic structure maintenance and rehabilitation.
  *   Session 2: Materials Intensive: Wood, September 8-13: Our second session will focus on the most common material at the Youth Camp: wood. Topics include wood science and pathology, window frame rehabilitation, shingle work, cleaning agents, log felling and replacement, and more. This one-week session is ideal for participants who want to increase their knowledge of preservation practices for wood elements in historic buildings and those interested in wood rehabilitation and conservation.
  *   Session 3: Preservation Primer, September 15-20: The final week of Field School will offer an introduction to historic preservation and preservation trades. Topics include the history and theory of preservation, cultural resource management basics, historic building materials, best preservation practices, cultural landscape assessments, and more. This one-week session is ideal for those who are new to the field and all incoming students to the University of Oregon's Historic Preservation program.

Who:

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is sponsored by the University of Oregon, the National Park Service, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Washington State Parks, and the Idaho State Historical Society.

Instructors for the Field School include professional preservationists from the National Park Service and private companies working in preservation. Field School lectures and educational sessions are led by instructors from the University of Oregon and cultural resource management professionals from both the public and private sector.

Current Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School Staff includes Chad Randl, Interim Department Head of the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program and Faculty Advisor to the Field School, Allison Geary, Field School Coordinator, and Kate Kornder, Graduate Employee for the Field School.

Tuition and Credits: Check out the website<https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/hp/field-schools/pacific-northwest-preservation-field-school/2019-field-school> for tuition and credits information.

How:
Applications are now open for the Field School! The application deadline is August 1st.
For more information and applications, visit archenvironment.uoregon.edu/PNWFS<https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/hp/field-schools/pacific-northwest-preservation-field-school/2019-field-school> or email pnwfs at uoregon.edu<mailto:pnwfs at uoregon.edu>. Join our online community: www.facebook.com/PNWFS<http://www.facebook.com/PNWFS>.

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National Trust Preservation Fund Grants for planning and education projects due June 3

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for planning and education projects. Grants range up to $5,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar match.

Full eligibility requirements and grant guidelines, along with a link to our application, can be found at Forum.SavingPlaces.org/funding<https://us.netdonor.net/ea-action/enclick?ea.url.id=234946&ea.campaigner.email=DheinyePr9pVzTNxl0rcdsS5Hda7Kfnj&ea.campaigner.id=X%2BI2NXledwyZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>.

Deadline: June 3
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New State Librarian announced

Jennifer Patterson has been appointed as Oregon's next State Librarian by Governor Kate Brown. Patterson will begin her tenure as director of the State Library of Oregon on May 13, 2019, pending Senate confirmation on May 8.

Patterson joins the State Library with more than 20 years of library experience. She most recently served as associate dean of learning resources at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. Patterson's prior experience includes leadership roles such as head of access services for the University of Washington Bothell, customer experience manager at the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Washington, and public services director at The Seattle Public Library. Patterson has a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of California Los Angeles and a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.

As a skilled library leader with expertise in budget and policy development and management, strategic planning, and human resources, Patterson said, "I hope to build upon efforts to raise the profile of the State Library of Oregon and create strategic goals and priorities that align with stakeholder interests and needs." Her immediate priorities include establishing working relationships with State Library staff, developing a comprehensive understanding of current programs and services, and engaging with stakeholders to ensure that the State Library of Oregon continues to bring value to communities throughout Oregon.

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31 way to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month

The National Trust for Historic Preservation put together a list of "31 Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month." A couple of our favorites on the list include:


  *   Eat somewhere new in someplace old (perhaps in a town that is the Oregon Main Street Network<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/SHPO/docs/OMS%20Tier%20List%20Feb%202019.pdf>?)
  *   Explore a historic place (check out the Oregon Historic Sites Database<http://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/> to find a place near you!)
  *   Encourage the next generation (take the kiddos out for a history themed adventure!)
  *   Plan a Road Trip! (Travel Oregon<https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/culture-history/> has some good itineraries that highlight some of Oregon's awesome heritage)

So if you are looking for something to do, be sure to check it out<https://savingplaces.org/stories/31-ways-to-celebrate-preservation-month#.XNXUAHdFzct>!

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The Annual Archaeology Roadshow will be hosted in three locations across the state this year

Celebrate the archaeology of the Pacific Northwest at the 8th annual Portland Archaeology Roadshow, to be held on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the plaza at Hoffman Hall, Portland State University, 1833 SW 11th Ave., Portland, Ore. The event is free and open to the public. One week later, on June 8th, the Archaeology Roadshow will host its 1st  annual event in Bend Oregon at the Deschutes Historical Museum. Later in June, on Saturday the 29th, Harney County will host it's 3rd annual event at Hines City Park, Hines OR. This year's theme is "The Archaeology of Daily Life.'

The open-air event seeks to introduce the public to local heritage and the science of archaeology in a fun, hands-on way, while instilling a sense of stewardship for cultural resources.
The event features presentations and activities hosted by archaeologists and community members with local and traditional knowledge from universities, federal and state agencies, tribes, archaeology companies, nonprofit organizations and for the past 3 years, an exhibit hosted by a local 3rd grade class. The Cottonwood School has become a fixture at the Archaeology Roadshow and the study of archaeology has worked its way into their curriculum: "The Roadshow is the highlight of the year for our students.  The opportunity to share their knowledge with the public as part of a community of experts makes their learning so much more relevant and authentic.  Plus, they love getting to visit all the exhibits!"  says Susan Hathaway, 3rd grade teacher at the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science.
Other exhibits and activities include hands on tool making demonstrations, ancient spear throwing techniques, and samples of historic local beer.
In addition to the exhibits and activities, a panel of experts in archaeology and geology will be on hand to identify the personal artifacts visitors bring. Stone, bone, woven, plant and historical items are welcome. Please do not bring live plants or animals. No appraisals will be given; the Archaeology Roadshow does not authenticate or value items for sale.
Over 1200 people attended last year's Roadshow, organized by Portland State University's Anthropology Department, with help from over 100 volunteers, students and community partners.

In addition to the main event, June 1st, the  PSU Anthropology Department and the Archaeology Roadshow are hosting a kick off lecture, May 31st, by Chelsea Rose of Southern Oregon University, 7:00pm at Hoffman Hall, PSU Campus.

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Brookings-Harbor Azalea Festival designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition



The Brookings-Harbor Azalea Festival marks its upcoming 80th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation by the Oregon Heritage Commission.



Other Oregon Heritage Traditions include the Oregon State Fair, Medford's Pear Blossom Festival, the Pendleton Round-Up, and the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana.



"The designation recognizes those traditions that have helped define the character of the state," said Todd Kepple, the commission's chair. "The Azalea Festival celebrates the beauty of Oregon's south coast."



The Azalea Festival began in 1939 when the Chamber of Commerce formed and Azalea Park was dedicated. The story is that Oregon State Parks superintendent Samuel Boardman was to come to Brookings to dedicate the park, so the community decided there should be a big celebration to go with it. The annual Azalea Festival was born. It ran for a few years, until invasion by Japanese forces seemed possible in late 1941. Travel was restricted, and the festival was suspended until World War II came to an end. It started up again after the War and has run every year since.



Today the vision of the Azalea Festival and Parade is to celebrate community and bring everyone together to kick off summer tourist season. An estimated 150+ volunteers put time into the festival, and various civic, cultural, political, and religious groups come together to contribute to the all-volunteer run event. The public can participate in a variety of activities including a parade, art show, antique car show, disc golf tournament, library book sale, veteran memorials, and Rock the Chetco concert.



As the name of the festival indicates, azaleas are a central focus, with an estimated 3,000 azalea plants in the area. Expert gardeners assert that some of the ancient native azaleas, rhododendron occidental, have been alive for 150-400 years.



The Brookings-Harbor Azalea Festival will be held May 24- May 26. More information can be found at: https://brookingsharborchamber.com/



An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx .

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts.

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Oregon Museums Association Annual Meeting Call for Proposals!

Oregon Museums Association (OMA) invites professionals to submit proposals for our 2019 annual conference<https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Annual-Conference/> in John Day, OR.

Successful proposals will be interesting, thoughtful, and promise to engage attendees with ideas on how to find common ground with museum peers, community members, groups and others. OMA aspires to include sessions representing the diversity of museum work, including sessions on fundraising, marketing, events, collections management, administration, programs, facilities maintenance, education, exhibits, and volunteer and board management, across all disciplines/specialties, regions, and museum sizes.

We are looking for energized presenters to discuss projects and programs from around the state. Program formats include individual presentations, panels, and case studies. All session ideas will be considered and all are encouraged to apply.

Presentation formats (75 minutes each)

  *   Individual (brief presentation, activity, dialogue, discussion with audience)
  *   Panel (brief presentations, panel dialogue, activity, discussion with audience)
  *   New! Case study (discussion of how two organizations found common ground - must include at least one presenter from each institution)

Deadline for proposal submission is Saturday, June 15, 2019. Proposals can be submitted via email to: connect at oregonmuseums.org<mailto:connect at oregonmuseums.org>, or via postal mail to: OMA, PO Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207.

Download the proposal form<https://www.oregonmuseums.org/resources/Documents/Annual%20Meeting/2019%20Annual%20Conference/OMACallforProposals2019_form.pdf>.

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National Heritage Preservation Month events happening throughout Oregon in May

Antioch

  *   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.
Benton County

  *   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>.
Deadwood

  *   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<mailto: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<http://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
Eugene

  *   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

  *   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.
Gold Hill

  *   Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup, May 18, 8am. Location: 10 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR 97525
Grants Pass

  *   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.
Jacksonville

  *   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<mailto: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<http://www.historicjacksonville.org>
Jefferson

  *   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.
Millersburg

  *   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.
Portland

  *   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>.
  *   Oregon Historic Cemetery Clean-up Day: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11 Multiple locations Oregon's historic cemeteries are sites of great natural and cultural value. Discover and care for these special places, with activities at all of Metro's 14 historic cemeteries.  With Memorial Day coming up, these cemeteries will be host to many visitors and need your help to prepare. All tools and instruction provided.
  *   Memorial Day at Lone Fir Cemetery: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday, May 27 Visit Lone Fir Cemetery to learn about and honor those who served in America's armed forces, Portland Fire and Rescue and Portland Police Bureau. Guided tours will be led by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.
St. Paul

  *   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.
Troutdale

  *   23rd Annual Cemetery Tour: Saturday, May 18 Stan Clarke will guide us through the 1901 Wilhelm Portland Memorial and 1866 Lone Fir Cemetery. We will be traveling on a luxury tour bus with restroom on-board, comfy seats, and air conditioning. The tour begins at 9am and will end at 4pm. Fee: $25 member; $35 non-member. Seating is limited. Call to reserve your seat today 503-661-2164.  troutdalehistory.org<http://troutdalehistory.org>
Wilsonville

  *   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.

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TOMORROW is the SOLVE Oregon Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day - Join us!

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.

Find a cemetery cleanup event near you by visiting https://www.solveoregon.org/oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanups?fbclid=IwAR1YWJdQUe4xxg45SGT8HvFJDpOKQ0yFr61EApL4vUdUxCPLhri2g9GkXEc

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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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