In This Issue:
1. Heritage Bulletins Provide Tips
2. Cultural Trust Provides Benefits
3. Oregon Encyclopedia Sets December Talks



There is no single source to gather information about places. Quality research efforts require time, travel, communication and patience. Although you’ll discover many sources on the internet, you should still visit libraries, museums and government offices in person. Discover valuable tips about research in Heritage Bulletin Number 12: “Research Tips and Sources” by visiting .





The Oregon Cultural Trust is in the business of investing in Oregon communities.


In 2010, over 500,000 young people were touched by cultural programs.  The Oregon Cultural Trust’s permanent fund is performing as intended:  ensuring that cultural funding exists, in good times and bad.  The Trust fund, conservatively managed by the State Treasurer’s office in an interest-bearing account, was not affected by recent steep declines in investment markets.


Now is the time for heritage organizations to promote the value of the Trust and its tax credit for donations to their members. Oregon’s unique cultural tax credit is a powerful incentive and it helps sustain Oregon’s cultural heritage.


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The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE), continues its History Night series in December beginning tonight at 7 p.m. with a talk by Gregg Shine titled “The Pacific Northwest and The American Civil War” at McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland. The Northwest played an interesting role in the Civil War—not only because its states and territories were part of the ongoing battle over freedom and slavery—but also because of the army’s particular relationship with the region’s Native American groups. Shine describes the Civil War period in the Northwest, the significant people and events that influenced the outcome, and the role memory plays in our understanding of the Civil War, 150 years after the first shot.


Philip Niles will present “The Portland of A.E. Doyle” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Rialto Poolroom and Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland. Architect A.E. Doyle left his mark on Portland. The Benson Hotel, Civic Stadium, Meier and Frank, the Pacific Building—these structures and dozens more are reminders of Portland’s rapid growth in the early 20th century and, significantly, how architectural design during that period identified and legitimized institutions and the social structure of the growing city. Historian Phil Niles examines the stages of Doyle’s development as an architect, the evolution of his style, and how his career reflected—and furthered—Portland’s growth.


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Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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