Oregon Heritage will be giving up to seven small cultural organizations the opportunity to have a professional consultant help them create a disaster plan for free. In addition to the plan, the consultant will also help the organization conduct a test exercise of it.


Applications to receive full consideration are due March 15. They are available at www.mindyourcollections.org


The offering is the result of a Connecting to Collections grant to Oregon Heritage from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is comprised of the Oregon Heritage Commission, State Historic Preservation Office, and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.


For more information about the disaster planning award, as well as other collections care incentives and the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps, contact Mike Gushard at heritage.mentorcorps@oregon.gov or 503-986-0671.