In this issue:


1. Fellowships available for students studying Oregon heritage

2.  Preservation advisory committee meets Oct. 9 in Salem

3.  Columbia River highway group meets Oct. 9 in Wood Village

4.  Smith Rock State Park to host archaeology events in October

5.  Preservation technology, media grants offered

6.  Gresham seeks intern for historic landmark work

7.  Collections insurance is topic of Oct. 8 webinar



Fellowships available for students studying Oregon heritage


Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. Details, the application form and a list of past winners are available at  


The application deadline is Oct. 30. For more information contact Mike Gushard at 503-986-0671 or



Preservation advisory committee meets Oct. 9 in Salem


Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in a meeting at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 9 in Conference Room 103 of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.


The committee will review proposed nominations for the Art Rock Pictographs in the Prairie City vicinity of Grant County and the Arleta Library in Portland. The agenda and pdf copies of all meeting documents are available online at: .


Nominations recommended by the SACHP go to the National Park Service, which maintains the Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members of the Committee hold credentials in many historic preservation-related fields.


The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling (503) 986-0655.  More information about the National Register and Oregon properties listed in the Register is online at  (click on “National Register” at left of page).





The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Wood Village City Hall,  2055 NE 238th Drive.  More information will be posted on the project website.


The meeting will include presentations on the upcoming construction work on the State Trail, review of 30 percent construction design plans for the Wyeth to Lindsey Creek section of the State Trail, a funding and construction update, a follow up discussion on congestion in the Gorge and a review of the Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial Celebration press kit. 





Smith Rock State Park will host the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series each Friday evening in October. Presentations start at 7 p.m. at the Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center, 10087 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne.  The free presentations are open to the public. Day-use parking is $5. Annual parking passes for 12- or 24-months are available.


The presentations are:

Oct. 2: Justine Lowry, Central Oregon Community College: "A Continuum of Indigenous Arts of the Plateau and Great Basin."

Oct. 9: Stephen Todd Jankowski, US Forest Service: "Form vs. Function: A Classification System for Rock Features."

Oct. 16: Dennis Jenkins, University of Oregon: "Archaeological Investigations of the Connley Caves."

Oct. 23: Eric Iseman, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: "Tribal Rock Art of the Oregon Country."

Oct. 30: Emily Pritchard, US Forest Service: "Reading the Cultural Landscape."


Smith Rock State Park is located off of Highway 97 three miles north of Redmond and three miles east of Terrebonne. More information and directions are available at or by calling 541-923-7551, ext. 21.





The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has announced two grants programs, the PTT Grants program and the NCPTT Media Grants Program.

The Preservation Technology Grants program funds innovative research that develops technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation. The maximum award is $40,000.


The Media Grants Program is a subset of the Preservation Technology and Training Grants. Grant recipients will develop publications, web or mobile applications, and video products that offer preservationists a better understanding of tools and resources available to preserve cultural heritage. The resulting grant products help increase the longevity of cultural resources.   The maximum award is $15,000. 


The deadline for all applications is Nov. 3. For more information, visit the NCPTT website.





The City of Gresham is pleased to announce an opportunity for one or two college interns who will perform project based work related to historical properties in its urban design and planning department.


This position will perform historic research and preservation project work in support of the Historic Resources Council Advisory Subcommittee.  The project work will review and update an existing list of historic and cultural landmarks.  This list was created in the mid- 1980's and has not been updated since that time.


The internship is scheduled for a total of 120 hours and will conclude prior to June 30.  For more information, visit the city jobs website.





The national Connecting to Collections project will offer a free webinar at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 on “Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans.”


This session is appropriate for all levels of experience from beginner to expert and all types of cultural organizations as an introduction and review of collections insurance basics and how they are an integral part of collections care. We will examine loss prevention, loss control and how to protect the collection through good housekeeping, landscaping, managing patrons, and during transport of objects. In addition, examples of recent claims and outcomes to illustrate how insurance responds to loss and damage will be presented.


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