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  • Grant writing tips available and grant applications open!

    Grant Writing Tips is the newest Heritage Bulletin, just in time for the new grant cycle! Applications are open now for museum, historic cemetery, heritage, archaeology and historic building project grants.



  • 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

  • Heritage Plan outlines 5-year strategies to strengthen state
    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.

  • Online history, archaeology library is starting point for researchers

    Oregonians and other historians are now able to harvest information about hundreds of historical books and studies in an online History and Archaeology Library created by the Oregon Heritage division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.regonians and other historians are now able to harvest information about hundreds of historical books and studies in an online History and Archaeology Library created by the Oregon Heritage division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
    “During the past five decades, we have received hundreds of studies and reports about historic and pre-historic places in Oregon,” said Chrissy Curran, manager of Oregon Heritage and the deputy state historic preservation officer. “We’ve worked so that the public can now have easy access to these documents as well as the titles of other books that have been published since the 1950s.”


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.
Historic Cemeteries Commission seeks new members
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill open positions representing northeastern Oregon, southern Oregon and the greater Portland area.
The commision develops and maintains a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; makes recommendations for funding; obtains grant funding; seeks legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries; and assists in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.
Contact Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685 for more information.

Veterans and War Memorials Grant Application Open

Information, instructions and a manual are available for the 2016 Veterans and War Memorials grant program. Please contact Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685 for more information.
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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