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  • October is Archaeology Month!


    Explore Oregon through archaeology all month long.
     

    Schedule of Events

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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

  • 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.

     

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  • 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

  • WPA Mural Restoration at Chapman Elementary School in Portland



    The Chapman Elementary School PTA saw the value in this WPA art that graced their school. Learn how they built community support and raised frunds for its restoration.

    Oregon Heritage Exchange article

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.
Comment now on the State Historic Preservation Office Five Year Plan
Following a statewide survey, six public meetings, and five workshops with various boards and commissions a DRAFT Oregon Historic Preservation Plan is ready for your comments. Please submit them to Ian Johnson by October 12, 2017.
DRAFT Preservation Plan
 

Commissions and Committees meeting in October
October 20, Salem
October 23, Enterprise
October 30, Salem
November 6, Conference Call
 
2017 Oregon Main Street Conference Open for Registration
Join us in Oregon City Oct. 4-6 as we explore ways to refresh, revitalize, reinvigorate your downtown efforts. Topics presented will relate to rural, urban, mid-sized, and urban communities.
Preliminary Conference Schedule & Registration
 
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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