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  • Checkout the 2014 Archaeology Month Events!

    In 2014, Oregon Archaeology Month celebrates the listing of Paisley Caves on the National Register of Historic Places. Paisley Caves is the oldest well-documented archaeological site in North America, over 14,000 years old. All kinds of events are taking place all over the state. This is a great way to explore Oregon's past through archaeology!

    Calendar of Events

    Poster [PDF]


  • 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

  • New Heritage Plan outlines 5-year strategies
    The Oregon Heritage Commission has created the 2014-2019 Oregon Heritage Plan. The document outlines strategies that it will use during the next five years to strengthen heritage organizations in state. Developed during a year-long planning process, Heritage Plan encourages organizations to adopt complementary strategies.

    Read the plan.

  • Enhance your city, attend the 2014 Main Street Conference

    Cemetery workshopMake new connections and get new tools to keep your downtown vibrant and competititve in today's market. The 2014 Oregon Main Street Conference will offer proven ideas and strategies for preservation-based revitalization that is relevant to rural, mid-sized and urban communities. Register now and join the fun Oct. 1-3 in McMinnville.

    Conference flyer [Word]   [pdf]

    Session Descriptions


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!

Historic Cemeteries Commission to meet by phone

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet by phone beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 17. Contact Kuri Gill for more information. Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685. (This meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Paisley.)
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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