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    A new statewide network of volunteer mentors trained in collections care and emergency management works directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives to improve collections care and prepare for emergencies. Funded in part by the Institute of Museum Services and the Oregon Cultural Trust, this service is available for archives, libraries and museums for free.

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Resources and Services News and Updates

Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Winners Announced

Join us on April 26 at the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet as we honor this year's extraordinary group of individuals, organizations, and projects. Come celebrate their outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage. Recipients range from OPB's 2016 "Oregon Experience" Season to the City of Dayton's Main Street Manager Kelly Haverkate.

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Oregon Heritage Commission Meeting

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, OR 97132. Agenda items include updates on Oregon Heritage's technical assistance outreach program, efforts to develop a communications toolkit, next steps around a statewide digitization initiative, and a review of our Oregon Heritage Plan 2014-2019. This meeting is open to the public.              

Preliminary agenda.

New Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation

Woodburn's Fiesta Mexicana has been designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. Founded in 1964, this annual fiesta celebrates the variety of Latino or Hispanic cultures in Woodburn and the surrounding areas. 

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Another New Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation

We're equally proud to announce that the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has also been designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. This year marks its 50th anniversary celebrating the summer solstice and all things Scandinavian on Oregon's North Coast.  

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Digitization recommendations made
A regional summit hosted by the Oregon and Washington state libraries has made recommendations for digitization and digital projects. Shared standards, collaboration and training are among six recommendations. A follow-up summit will take place.
Heritage Plan gives directions to all 
The Oregon Heritage Plan contains strategies for the Oregon Heritage Commission and organizations throughout the state.
History, archaeology library supports research

Examine hundreds of the studies about historic Oregon communities and sites, as well as use direct links to other research resources and find significant books.
Support from Cultural Trust 
The Oregon Heritage Commission is a recipient of funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Support heritage and receive a tax credit by donating to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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