In this Issue:
1. Community preservation topics featured on Exchange
2. Lots of Heritage fun remains this month
3. Preservation as a national social movement subject of May 21 talk
4. Lincoln County Historical Society closes Log Cabin Museum, temporarily
5. MAP deadline set for July 1
6. Oregon Humanities names new director
7. Oregon Folklife Network seeks folklorists for field surveys
8. Museum curator opening at OHS
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION TOPICS FEATURED ON EXCHANGE
What does preservation mean to your community? For the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, located in Enterprise, moving to a new home enabled interpretive efforts and education that bring the past to the present. In Portland, a mid-century modern home tour is raising public appreciation and understanding of our state’s recent past architecture. LaGrande’s downtown revitalization project is saving prominent historical structures. Read about these projects and more on Exchange.
LOTS OF HERITAGE FUN REMAINS THIS MONTH
If you haven't checked out this month's Oregon Heritage calendar, do it now. The calendar has listed more than 80 events in 18 communities, everything from walks to workshops and exhibits to interpretive actors.
Join the fun of Historic Preservation Month.
PRESERVATION AS A NATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT SUBJECT OF MAY 21 TALK
Ian Johnson, of the State Historic Preservation Office, will discuss the roots of historic preservation as a national social movement from 6 – 8 p.m., May 21 at Historic Deepwood Estate, located at 12th and Lee Streets in Salem. The talk will focus on Deepwood’s transition from private to public use as an example. To reserve a chair, call Deepwood at (503) 363-1825.
LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY CLOSES LOG CABIN MUSEUM, TEMPORARILY
The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum closed on May 4, temporarily. Preparations are underway to convert it to a publicly accessible library and research facility. The Log Cabin’s history dates to 1958 when the Lincoln County Historical Society took steps toward building a new museum. The Society held its first meeting in the Cabin in September of 1963. When the building and exhibits opened to the public in 1964, Newport’s Ninth Street was a narrow gravel road.
Staff will move the Cabin’s most popular exhibits, Hands-On History and the Siletz Reservation story to the Society’s new Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center on Newport’s bay front, which will open on June 28.
MAP DEADLINE SET FOR JULY 1
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is an IMLS-funded program available to small and mid-sized museums of all types. During MAP your museum conducts a self-study, consults with a museum professional, who will provide a customized site visit and report and gains the tools to become a stronger institution.
The MAP application is easy to complete and 98 percent of museums that apply are accepted. You will choose one of three assessment types: Organizational, Collections Stewardship or Community Engagement. MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and services to participating museums. Visit http://www.aam-us.org/map, email email@example.com or call (202) 289-9118 for further information.
Become the next museum to take advantage of MAP. The upcoming application deadline is July 1. Apply today!
OREGON HUMANITIES NAMES NEW DIRECTOR
The board of directors of Oregon Humanities has named Adam Davis as the new executive director of the organization. Davis hails from Chicago, where he serves as the director of the Center for Civic Reflection. He will officially assume his duties on August 5.
OREGON FOLKLIFE NETWORK SEEKS FOLKLORISTS FOR FIELD SURVEYS
The Oregon Folklife Network is seeking two professional folklorists to conduct folklife field surveys and documentation of traditions in the southern Oregon counties of Malheur, Harney, Lake, and Klamath. Work for this project will begin after July 15, with the projection completion date set for June 30, 2014. Successful applicants will have an MA and/or Ph.D. in folklore or related discipline and at least 5 years’ experience in public folklore and folklife documentation. Qualified applicants must have access to, experience with, and technical competence with digital equipment (camera, audio recorder, and computer/laptop). The application deadline is June 3. For further information, contact Riki Saltzman by phone, (541) 346-3820 or email, or view the full job posting here.
OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS MUSEUM CURATOR
The Oregon Historical Society is seeking a museum curator who will serve as a member of a team that develops dynamic and educational exhibitions. The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in history, museum studies or cultural studies and three-five years museum and or gallery experience organizing, designing and installing exhibitions.
The application deadline is May 28. Visit the OHS website for complete position description and application instructions.
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