In this Issue
1. State Archives seeks Crater Lake Lodge images for Archives Month poster
2. Architectural Heritage Center opens online Community Builders exhibit
3. Archaeology Conference and Film Festival sets October abstract deadline
4. Report discusses historic tax credits
STATE ARCHIVES SEEKS CRATER LAKE LODGE IMAGES FOR ARCHIVES MONTH POSTER
The State Historical Records Advisory Board has selected the 100th Anniversary of Crater Lake Lodge as the theme for the annual Archives Month poster. Do you have photographs or memorabilia of the lodge - present or past that you’d be willing to share for the poster? If so, email image(s) in .tiff or high quality .jpeg format to Mary Beth Herkert. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 18.
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE CENTER OPENS ONLINE COMMUNITY BUILDERS EXHIBIT
The Architectural Heritage Center recently opened an online exhibit titled “Community Builders: Fraternal Lodges and Secret Societies in Portland, Oregon”. Sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission, the exhibit features a sampling of fraternal lodge buildings found in and around Portland, offers a peak at the varied architectural styles and materials used in construction, and some information about the organizations and designing architects behind each structure. To view the exhibit, visit the Architectural Heritage Center online.
ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE AND FILM FESTIVAL SETS OCTOBER ABSTRACT DEADLINE
The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media will take place jointly with its juried film competition, the Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, in Eugene, May 11 – 15, 2016. The conference goal is the creation of an unparalleled worldwide networking opportunity for cultural heritage filmmakers and others interested in the making and uses of cultural heritage media, including distributors, archaeologists, indigenous groups, musicians, artists, tourism operators, journalists, educators, historic preservation organizations, and others.
Conference and Festival participants will learn how others are using media to further the goals of cultural tourism; meet and partner with others with the same or similar visions; have the ability to share ideas through a professional paper, symposium or forum; be an exhibitor in the exhibit hall and be part of the group that spawned a new vision for cultural heritage media.
The deadline for Festival film submissions is Oct. 15 and Oct. 31 for Conference abstract submissions. For conference details visit the Archaeology Channel online; visit the Festival page for information about the film competition.
REPORT DISCUSSES HISTORIC TAX CREDITS
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently published an updated version of OCC Community Developments Insights, “Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities.” The new edition describes how national banks and federal savings associations can use historic tax credits to facilitate the rehabilitation of historic buildings, and discusses how investments in these tax credit transactions may be considered under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This report also highlights the new IRS safe harbor guidance and details the public welfare investment authority for these type transactions. To download an electronic version of the report, visit OCC online. OCC’s online Resource Directory offers additional information, including rehabilitation tax credit tips.
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