In this Issue:

1. All-Star Community Program Application Updated

2. NMAI Curatorial Residency Application Deadline Oct. 31

3. Applications Available for Battlefield Preservation Grants

4. History of Medicine in Oregon Project Launches Website

5. Preservation Green Lab Releases Study on Retrofitting Windows

6. Events set for Albany, Troutdale, Portland





The application for the Oregon Heritage All-Star Community program has been updated and is now available online at





The National Museum of the American Indian is seeking applicants for a one-year paid residency for entry-level Native American museum professionals interested in pursuing museum careers or those early in established careers who feel they would benefit from a residency at NMAI. First round applications are due Oct. 31.


The residency may extend into a second year based upon exemplary performance. A successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the museum profession through academic preparation, experience with paid or volunteer work at museums or community cultural centers, experience with exhibitions and/or collections research, and/or a track record of community-based scholarship. The Curatorial Resident will join the staff of NMAI’s Museum Scholarship group and receive an assignment to exhibition development and/or collections research projects under the supervision of NMAI staff of the Museum Scholarship Group.


Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae or professional resume; an essay of no more than 1200 words describing the career goals for museum work, what the candidate hopes to gain from the residency experience, and why the NMAI in particular can play an important role in the candidate’s career development. The application should also contain a letter of support from an academic or community-based sponsor or mentor. Candidates should demonstrate how their experience will benefit their communities.


The successful candidate will receive notification by Nov. 16 and should expect to begin their residency in early 2013. Send applications to Patricia Scott, Cultural Resources Center, 4220

Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863.  To learn more, visit





The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) is now accepting applications for Battlefield Preservation Grants. Eligible organizations include Non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state and tribal governments.


Types of eligible projects include archeology, cultural landscape inventories, cultural resource documentation, GIS mapping, National Register nominations and preservation plans. Project funding ranges from $5,000 - $75,000. For further information, visit or contact Kristen McMasters at (202)354-2037.





The History of Medicine in Oregon project launched a website recently. The side provides a glimpse into the changes in the practice of medicine in Oregon from the time Native Americans applied their traditional healing methods to the sick and wounded through today’s highly specialized and intensely technological scientific approach to medical care. The Oregon Medical Education Foundation and its partners formed the History of Medicine in Oregon project to collect, preserve, and interpret a documentary record of the practice of health care in this state. Learn more by visiting





The Preservation Green Lab has released a study titled, “Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement”. This study compared retrofit and replacement options for older wood windows and finds retrofit measures can achieve performance results comparable to new replacement windows.  Furthermore, almost every retrofit option offers a better return on Investment than replacement windows. To read the study and learn more, visit





Albany: The Monteith Historical Society will convert Albany’s vintage trolley into the Trolley of Terror for hourly tours at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Oct. 20, 26, and 27. Draped in black the trolley will feature guides telling about strange happenings and ghost sightings around town. Tours begin at the Oregon Electric Railway depot, 133 5th Ave SE.  For further information call (541) 979-9108. To make reservations, call (541) 928-0911.


Troutdale: Presented by Darrell Jabin will present “History of Amusement Parks in Oregon” beginning at 6:30, Oct. 30 at McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St. At this Oregon Encyclopedia History Night learn about the history of amusement parks and how they evolved into the entertainment attractions we enjoy today. Jabin’s talk includes photographs and video footage of little-known amusement parks such as Council Crest Park and Lotus Isle. Take a ride on an entertaining and informative journey through more than half a dozen historic and current amusement parks in Oregon. Visit for further information.


Portland: A screening of Michael O’Rourkes documentary, “Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. The presentation includes an interview with Bill Murlin on his discovery of Guthrie’s lost songs. The documentary unfolds as Guthrie achieves national prominence and the zenith of his career, just a few years before he heard about Bonneville Power’s need for a songwriter to produce material for a film on the development of the Columbia River hydro-system and the BPA’s mission of encouraging public power.  His month-long Portland employment resulted in the most productive time of his career, and yielded some of his best known songs including “Roll on Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”. For further information, visit or email


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