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  • Come join us for the Oregon Heritage Conference

    Join us April 23-25 in downtown Albany for the Oregon Heritage Conference! Historically known as the “Hub City” of the central Willamette Valley, Albany is a great location to showcase connections between heritage and recreation. Filled with historic buildings and homes, downtown shopping and dining experiences, and surrounded by recreational opportunities, you’ll want to extend your visit beyond the conference to get the most out of what the area offers!

    Registration and more information about the conference

  • 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.

Scholarships to Attend Conferences Available
Want to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the U.S. and have all your travel expenses paid? Then apply for an Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship!
Historic Cemeteries Commissioner Appointed
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Director Tim Wood has appointed Ernest K. Batey of La Grande to the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. "The commission is pleased to welcome Mr. Batey who brings academic interest and knowledge in cultural landscapes and mortuary practices," said program coordinator Kuri Gill. "In addition, we are thrilled to have a commissioner in the northeast part of the state."
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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