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  • Check out the National Register of Historic Places


    The City of Redmond just listed its Downtown Historic District in the National Register of the Historic Place. Learn how to list your property or explore other properties listed in the state.
     
  • Winter is coming. Do you have an emergency repsonse plan?

    Floods, burst pipes, etc. can come with or with out warning. Be ready to respond. Have your pocket response plan up to date and review your complete plan if you have one.   Oregon Heritage MentorCorps can help you prepare for emergencies with advice and training. All nonprofit and government archives, libraries and museums may access this free service.

    Learn more about emergency response resources and the MentorCorps

  • Vanport Flood a history to be shared

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival brought together the community to remember and learn. Explore the many ways they engaged people in this history.

     

    Oregon Heritage Exchange article
     
  • Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana & Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival are Oregon's newest Heritage Traditions

    The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana has been going strong since 1964. The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will celebrate its 50th year this coming summer!

    Learn more about Oregon Heritage Traditions

  • Help military families access your museum!

    Were you inspired by recent Veterans Day acitivities to support service members?

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Sign up to be a Blue Star Museum

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.
Oregon Heritage Grants Awarded
The Oregon Heritage Commission awarded $230,000 in grants for heritage projects across the state. The Oregon Heritage Grant program will fund projects from oral history documentation to a play on food farming history. 
List of awarded grants
 

Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Nominations Open Now
The dealine to submit nominations for the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards including the Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation is January 26, 2018.  Please submit nominations for projects, organizations and people doing outstanding heritage work.
 
2018 Oregon Heritage Conference in Bend April 11-13
We are planning for the Oregon Heritage Conference in Bend next spring!
Look for updates on workshops, events and registration on the conference webpage
 
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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