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  • Historic cemetery workshop July 26 in Toldeo

    The workshop will address marker assessment, cleaning, leveling and repair. Join Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries member Dirk Siedlecki for this useful and interactive workshop. The workshop will be in Toledo and is FREE. The Commission will meet on July 25 in Newport along with the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. Details TBA. For more information contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.


  • New MentorCorps assists 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

  • Participate in the Stafford birth centennial celebration
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    The Oregon Heritage Commission has declared the William Stafford birth centennial in 2014 a statewide celebration. Dozens of activities including readings, writings and symposiums will take place.

    Read the proclamation

    Visit the William Stafford website

    Visit the William Stafford Archives

  • Oregon Heritage Grants Available!

    Cemetery workshopOregon Heritage grant applications and information are available now. Grants are available for museums, historic buildings, historic cemeteries and other heritage activities.

    Grant descriptions and deadlines

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.
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.
Preserving Oregon's African American Historic Places Project
SHPO is partnering with Oregon Black Pioneers to find Oregon's historic places associated with African Americans. The ultimate goal is to get properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For now we want your help to gather all the information we can get. Visit our online form to submit information!
The Future of Oregon Cemeteries - A Conversation
Join the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) and the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board on July 25 at 1:00-5:00 pm in Newport. This conversation follows the regular meeting of the OCHC, 9:00am-noon. Contact Kuri Gill for more information. Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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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