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Subject: [Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-01-27
In this issue:
1. Historic Cemeteries Commission to meet Feb. 5
2. Liberty’s new sign is bright spot in La Grande
3. Archaeology groups meet in Astoria, Portland
4. Archivist, living history positions open
5. LSTA, digitization, TourWest grant applications open
HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION TO MEET FEB. 5
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 via conference call. Agenda items will include grant current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For a meeting agenda and access information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org.
State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities and the meeting may be obtained from coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov .
ARCHAEOLOGY GROUPS MEET IN ASTORIA, PORTLAND
The Maritime Archaeological Society will have its annual meeting and conference Feb. 20-21 at the Barbey Maritime Center, which is part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. Portions of the conference are open to the public.
“Shawash Kagwe (The Indian Way of Doing Things): Native American tools for managing the landscapes of the Willamette Valley” is the title of a lecture Feb. 2 sponsored by the Oregon Archaeological Society at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The speaker, David Harrelson, is a Grand Ronde tribal member of Kalapuya ancestry. The presentation is free and open to the public. . A general business meeting begins at 7 p.m. followed by the lecture.
LIBERTY’S NEW SIGN IS BRIGHT SPOT IN LA GRANDE
At 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31, a new bright light shown down the main street of La Grande. This symbolized both an ending and beginning of a project undertaken by the Liberty Theatre Foundation to bring back to life a theatre that began as a vaudeville house in 1911. Read Ginny Mammen’s blog of this in the Oregon Heritage Exchange.
ARCHIVIST, LIVING HISTORY POSITIONS OPEN
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation want to hire an archivist who will work to establish archiving procedures for its DNR Energy and Environmental Sciences Program. The archivist will also develop a masterplan/template that will encompass tribal preservation of historical documents, artifacts, and digital/ paper files.
The Aurora Colony Historical Society is seeking a part-time living history program assistant. This position is responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the Stauffer-Will Farm fourth grade living history program under the supervision of the farm coordinator. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or mail to PO Box 202, Aurora, OR 97002.
LSTA, DIGITIZATION, TOURWEST GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications for Library Service and Technology (LSTA) grants for projects in Oregon by any legally-established public library, academic library, special library, school library, library cooperative or consortium or to any organization with tax exempt status that helps libraries are now available. Some past grants have been awarded for digitization projects by libraries with other heritage organizations.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is accepting applications for Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grants. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between Jan. 1 and June 1, 2017.
The TourWest grant program application period is now open. TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. Projects must take place between Sept. 1, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2017. More information regarding the grant guidelines and work sample file requirements can be found at http://tourwest.culturegrants.org/ .
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