Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate at the Hub of Heritage and Recreation
Our Host Community
Join us in downtown Albany, April 23-25 for the 2014 Oregon Heritage Conference! Historically known as the “Hub City” of the central Willamette Valley, Albany is a great location to showcase connections between heritage and recreation. Filled with historic buildings and homes, downtown shopping and dining experiences, and surrounded by recreational opportunities, you’ll want to extend your visit beyond the conference to get the most out of what the area offers! For more info about things to do in Albany, visit the Albany Downtown Association and the Albany Visitors Association.
About the Conference
The Oregon Heritage Conference brings together people who love and work with Oregon's heritage. Designed to be interdisciplinary, the conference focuses on all sectors of heritage, such as historic preservation, museums, archives, libraries, and local and state government. By bringing everyone together in one place, we can begin to realize that our work in heritage is all interconnected, that we have similar problems, and, together, can create better solutions.
The 2014 Oregon Heritage Conference will offer workshops, tours, and breakout sessions about the intersection of heritage recreation including heritage and bikeways, historic landscapes, heritage recreation, interpreting local recreation, and integrating heritage into local culture. There will also be tours of nearby historic trails and Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Area. Breakout sessions will also address collections care and disaster preparedness for museums, archives, and libraries, historic district regulation, revitalization strategies for downtowns, and archaeological interpretation.
Save the Date postcard
2014 Preliminary Conference program (available in mid-February)
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet
Make sure to be at the historic Flinn Block Hall ballroom for the annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards banquet the evening of April 24, 2014. The Excellence Awards banquet recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon’s heritage. The event always includes excellent speakers, food, and time for recognition of the people who work to make Oregon’s heritage vibrant. Tickets are required and may be purchased in advance or on-site. View past Excellence Award recipients at www.oregonheritage.org
Oregon Heritage Fellows
The Oregon Heritage Fellows will present once again at the Oregon Heritage Conference. The Fellows are full-time undergraduate and graduates students of an Oregon university or college who are researching a topic related to Oregon’s heritage. This special session is open to the public for free. This year’s Fellows and their topics are:
Elizabeth Morrison, Oregon State University
Topic: "Unearthing Oregon's Past: An Environmental History of Aggregate Mining in the Willamette Basin"
Ivan Sandoval Cervantes, University of Oregon
Topic: "Being Zapotec, Latino and Oregonian: Zapotec Indigenous Identities in Oregon"
Lou Watson, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Topic: "Roadside Attraction: Situational Aesthetics and Place-Identity of NE Sandy Boulevard (57th to 82nd), Portland, Oregon"
Registration will open in mid-February.
There are several hotel and bed and breakfast options in Albany. Preferred rates are offered by the following hotel – you must request rooms reserved for the “Oregon Heritage Conference.”
$99/night. Book before March 23, 2014.
Thank you to our partners!