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  • MentorCorps assists collecting organizations statewide

    A new network of volunteers trained in collections care and emergency management is working directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives to improve the care of cultural artifacts and prepare for emergencies. All nonprofit and government archives, libraries and museums may access this free service.

    Learn more about the MentorCorps

  • Online history, archaeology library is starting point for researchers

    Oregonians and other historians are now able to harvest information about hundreds of historical books and studies in an online History and Archaeology Library created by the Oregon Heritage division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.regonians and other historians are now able to harvest information about hundreds of historical books and studies in an online History and Archaeology Library created by the Oregon Heritage division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
    “During the past five decades, we have received hundreds of studies and reports about historic and pre-historic places in Oregon,” said Chrissy Curran, manager of Oregon Heritage and the deputy state historic preservation officer. “We’ve worked so that the public can now have easy access to these documents as well as the titles of other books that have been published since the 1950s.”
  • Oregon Main Street adds La Grande and The Dalles to Performing Main Street level
    Oregon Main Street Just accepted La Grande Main Street Downtown and The Dalles Main Street programs at the Performing Main Street level of Oregon Main Street. Theyjoin Albany, Astoria, Corvallis, Mcminnville, Oregon City and Roseburg at this top level.

    Learn more about the Oregon Main Street program
  • Happy Canyon Pageant & Wild West Show designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition

    Happy Canyon Pageant and Wild West Show, a community cultural event accompanying the Pendleton Round-Up, marks its 100th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation.


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  • 2016 Oregon Archaeology Celebration

    This year's celebration focuses on the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) which turns 50 year old on October 15, 2016. Events span across the state of Oregon from September-December. 

    Calendar of Events

Program Areas & State Historic Preservation OfficeProgram Areas & State Historic Preservation Office
Find information about Heritage Program areas and services offered through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office that support preservation efforts of Oregon's history, culture, and heritage.
Financial Assistance & Community ActionFinancial Assistance & Community Action 
Learn about grants and scholarships offered through Heritage Programs, and find ideas and tools to promote heritage and historic preservation in your community.
Historic Places & Research & GuidanceHistoric Places & Research & Guidance
Learn about Oregon's historic and interesting places, where to find them, the National Register of Historic Places, and discover resources for researching, preserving, funding, and supporting Oregon's history and heritage.
Technical AssistanceTechnical Assistance
Get tips, how-tos, links, and resources for your preservation and heritage projects and events.
Preservation Plan Survey
Oregon Heritage and the State Historic Preservation Office request public input for the 2017-2022 Preservation Plan. This is an opportunity to identify how the office's resources should be allocated for future preservation efforts.
Take the survey

EWP Oregon Heritage Training Scholarship Deadline Dec. 5
This scholarship assists with registration, travel, lodging and meal costs for a preservation related conference, training or workshop. The second round deadline is Dec. 5, 2016 for trainings taking place Jan. 1, 2017-June 30, 2017.
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Heritage Works! Case Studies Available
How do those great heritage projects get done exactly? We're sharing the secrets of success from several organizations with our Heritage Works! case studies.
Oregon Heritage All-Star Community
Do you think your community thrives on its heritage assets? The Oregon Heritage All-Star Community designation is a way to recognize those communities that make the most of their heritage resources.
Heritage impacts numerous in state
Heritage positively impacts every Oregonian and every Oregon community, from the economy to education to food.

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