In this Issue

1. Library Service and Technology Act grant materials now available

2. RARE Program offers solutions for project completion

3. Travel Oregon 101 seminar series begins Feb. 10 in Portland

4. Willamette Valley Voices issues call for summer issue articles grant materials now online

5. Sixth annual First Nations Powwow to take place Jan. 25 in Salem

6. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House offers internships

7. Philip Foster Farm seeks gardener and executive director

 

 

LIBRARY SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT GRANT MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE

 

The competitive Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) "General Information and Grant Guidelines" packet for federal fiscal year 2015 is now available on the web.  Brief grant proposals are due at the State Library by 5 p.m., April 11. A link to the 2015 competitive LSTA grant packet is available via the Oregon State Library main page under the Latest News and Highlights heading. The forms are in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  To request a paper packet via mail, email Ann Reed or call (503) 378-5027.

 

 

RARE PROGRAM OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR PROJECT COMPLETION

 

Do you have community building, main street, downtown development or planning projects that you do not have resources to complete? If so, the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program might be your solution. The mission of the RARE Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants, from across the U.S. These RARE participants live in and serve the communities for 11 months. RARE participants assist in the development and implementation of projects focused on increasing the vitality of the communities and organizations we serve. The RARE Program is now in its 20th year and has placed more than 400 volunteers and served nearly every Oregon County. For more information about the RARE Program, including the benefits and the costs of the program, visit http://csc.uoregon.edu/rare. Pre-applications are due April 18.  For questions, email rare@uoregon.edu or call (541) 346-2879.

 

 

TRAVEL OREGON 101 SEMINAR SERIES BEGINS FEB. 10 IN PORTLAND

 

The first of several Travel Oregon 101 seminars will take place in Portland on February 10. The seminars offer an overview of Oregon’s travel and tourism industry and help visitor-related organizations and businesses. Attendees will learn about the tourism industry’s communication system, how to let Travel Oregon know their business is ready for visitors and obtain take-away information about the programs and services offered by Travel Oregon. For more information, visit Travel Oregon online, email Patti Kileen or call (503) 967-1565.

 

 

WILLAMETTE VALLEY VOICES ISSUES CALL FOR SUMMER ISSUE ARTICLES

 

The Willamette Heritage Center is inviting manuscript submissions for the summer issue of “Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting Generations”, its bi-annual publication scheduled for release in late August / early September. The theme for upcoming issue is “Conflict and Controversy.” Examples of history/heritage topics related to conflict and controversy include, but are by no means limited to labor strikes, Indian removal, suffrage, border disputes and the shaping of public/private property. Other ideas include the culture/history of competitiveness (example - between UO and OSU), political and/or social movements in the Valley, the KKK in the Valley, historic infamous citizens of the mid-Willamette Valley, slavery in Oregon, the history the Death Penalty. Additional subjects might be controversial inventions, intellectual contributions/theories born in the Valley, hostility towards Asian Americans, anarchist activity in Oregon (especially in Eugene), and environmental issues.

 

Articles should be both scholarly and understandable to a broad readership, and based on original research of a documentary, analytical or interpretive nature. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts (maximum 200 words) is April 11. If accepted for publication, final papers are due June 13, and should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words in length, with Chicago Style footnotes. All articles must be an original work, not previously published, and must include a minimum of three images (photographs, charts, maps, scans of original/primary documents, graphs, etc.).

 

Mail submissions to the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301; or email them to Kylie Pine. For further information, visit the Willamette Heritage Center website.

 

 

SIXTH ANNUAL FIRST NATIONS POWWOW TO TAKE PLACE JAN. 25 IN SALEM

 

Native dancers and drummers from all over Oregon will come together in Salem for the sixth annual Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations Powwow – Standing Strong – from noon to 9 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center’s Salem Pavilion, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem. The grand entry will take place at 1 p.m.

 

Organized cooperatively by the federally recognized Tribes in western Oregon, the first Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations Powwow took place in 2009. The Tribes sought to remind Oregonians that Native peoples have lived in what became the state of Oregon on Feb. 14, 1859, since time immemorial. The Tribes chose the late January date to occur, symbolically, before Oregon’s official 150th birthday in 2009, commemorating the history that occurred before admittance to the Union.

 

The powwow will feature dancing and drumming and a special northwest traditional dance exhibit by dancers from the western Oregon Tribes and a performance of songs and dances by the Grand Ronde Canoe Family. The powwow will also include Tribal educational booths, Native craft demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children. For further information, email Chelsea Clark, or call (800) 422-0232.

 

 

SHELTON MCMURPHEY JOHNSON HOUSE OFFERS INTERNSHIPS

 

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is offering winter, spring, and summer internship opportunities to students of historic preservation, history, museum studies, and related material culture and historical interpretation fields in the areas of exhibits, oral history and curation. Successful applicants will have research, computer, technology, and writing skills as well as enthusiasm about making history accessible to the public. Course credit is available with the approval of a student's home institution. Visit Shelton McMurphey Johnson House online for further information.

 

 

PHILIP FOSTER FARM SEEKS PART TIME GARDENER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

The Philip Foster Farm, located on the Barlow Road, is seeking a gardener and an executive director. Both positions are part time. The gardener will oversee and execute the development of flower gardens at the Farm. The executive director will develop programs and oversee operations of the Farm. For more information, email Elaine Butler at jzhhistsoc@rconnects.com.

 

 

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