In this Issue
1. Symposium at Portland Art Museum to address basic paper preservation
2. Work party to take place at Albany Masonic Cemetery
3. Architectural Heritage Center schedules May workshops
3. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
4. History Tour to places of early Black Pioneers scheduled for May 16
5. Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project set for July, Fort Vancouver
6. National Park Service and Maritime Administration Announce grant recipients
SYMPOSIUM AT PORTLAND ART MUSEUM TO ADDRESS BASIC PAPER PRESERVATION
The Portland Art Museum and the Ephemera Society of American will present “Out of the Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera” from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., July 8 at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.
The symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving the wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, and address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while developing effective storage, handling and exhibition strategies and solutions.
Curators, librarians, archivists, collections managers and those involved in the care of paper-based collections should attend. The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five accreditation recertification credits to eligible Certified Archivists attending this program. For further information, visit the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts online.
WORK PARTY TO TAKE PLACE AT ALBANY MASONIC CEMETERY
A work party will take place from 9 a.m. – noon, May 2 at the Albany Masonic Cemetery, 700 Broadway St., SW, Albany. Participants should bring gloves, kneepads and nylon or natural fiber brushes. Instructors will provide information about cleaning historic markers with eco-friendly cleaning solvents. Email email@example.com or call (541) 967-1941 for further information.
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE CENTER SCHEDULES MAY WORKSHOPS
The Architectural Heritage Center is offering two workshops in May: The Basics of Window Repair from 10 a.m. – noon, May 9 and Shake Rattle and Roll – Getting your house ready for the “Big One” from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., May 30. Both events will take place at the Heritage Center, 701 NE Grand Ave., Portland.
It is possible to refresh and repair original windows to meet today’s energy savings goals, while preserving the historic character and re-using sustainable material. The Basics of Window Repair workshop will cover the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in older homes.
The Pacific Northwest has the potential to experience the “Big One” – a devastating earthquake capable of mass destruction. What can you do to prepare your home for survival? In an encore presentation, Shake Rattle and Roll – Getting your house ready for the “Big One” will help answer that question.
For further information on these and other educational programs – including registration information, visit the Architectural Heritage Center online.
MAY IS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Voices of Change Celebration will take place from 6:30 – 9 p.m., May 7 in the Jade, Portland’s International District located at 8114 SE Division St. The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) will host the event to pause and reflect on the history and the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders across Oregon. The evening will feature keynote speaker Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community, and will include cultural performances and ethnic food. For more information, visit the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon online.
HISTORY TOUR TO PLACES OF EARLY BLACK PIONEERS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 16
The Oregon Black Pioneers, in collaboration with Best Oregon Tours, will present the Africa American Places of Early Black Pioneers history tour on May 16. The seven-stop bus tour will depart Portland from Unthank Park at 8:30 a.m., stopping at the Golden West Hotel before heading south to the Salem and the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. Participants will leave Salem for Brownsville and a visit to the Cora Ann Cox home and the Linn County Historical Museum before departing for Corvallis and visits to the Hannah and Eliza Gorman House and the Soap Creek School House in Soap Creek Valley just north of Corvallis. For complete tour details, visit Oregon Black Pioneers online. For more information, email Kim Moreland or call (503) 380-1241.
DISCOVER WASHINGTON: YOUTH HERITAGE PROJECT SET FOR JULY, FORT VANCOUVER
Discover Washington Youth Heritage Project (YHP), a four-day (overnight) interactive field school, is set to take place July 15 – 18 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The project will engage high school students and teachers by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources. YHP will introduce historic preservation to a younger generation - future leaders that will work to save the places that matter. Students will earn 10 service hours for participating and the field school is free. The program is open to high school students and their teachers Applications are due May 18. For further information and application details, visit the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation online.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND MARITIME ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCE GRANT RECIPIENTS
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, recently announced two Oregon recipients of Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects that teach about and preserve sites and objects related to United States maritime history. The Columbia River Maritime Museum received grant funding to purchase cantilevered racks and moveable cradles for boats up to 50 feet in length. This project is part of the conversion of a recently purchased former retail hardware store and lumber warehouse into a state-of-the-art collections storage facility. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will use its grant funding to research, plan, develop, and construct interpretive displays about canoe making and the cultural and ethnographic use of tribal canoes within tribal territories on the Northwest Coast
The Maritime Heritage grants are available to state, tribal, and local governments, as well as private non-profit organizations for education and preservation projects. Education grants include programs such as school curriculum, interpretive programs and web pages, and preservation grant projects can include the rehabilitation or restoration of ships and other maritime resources.
A partnership between the National Park Service and the Maritime Administration makes the National Maritime Heritage Grant awards possible. They share a commitment to maritime heritage preservation and education. The Maritime Administration gains funding for the grant program through recycling of vessels from the MARAD’s National Defense Reserve Fleet. The grant program supports a broad range of maritime education and preservation projects, without expending tax dollars, while ensuring the dismantling of vessels in an environmentally sound manner. For further information about the award program, visit the Maritime Heritage Program online.
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