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Education and Interpretation
It's more than history
The Heritage Commission believes well-trained teachers, interpreters and heritage professionals are essential to preserve Oregon's heritage. Working together with the education and heritage communities, the Heritage Commission strives to acquaint Oregonians with the wide range of heritage learning opportunities and to provide technical training to the stewards of Oregon's heritage.
 
Below, you will learn about these heritage learning opportunities.

Oregon Heritage Fellows
About the Fellowship
The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department provides 1-3 fellowships to undergraduate students who are seniors and to graduate students for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon.
 
Fellowship winners will be expected to make presentations April 8 at the 2011 Oregon Heritage Conference in Astoria.
 
For complete application information, click here.

2009 Fellows
 
Katie Archambault, Linfield College, “History of Rural Electrification in Oregon, 1930-1955.” 
 
Justin Eichelberger, Oregon State University, “19th Century U.S. Army Subsistence Strategies on the Western Frontier: A Study of the Subsistence Department at Fort Yamhill, 1856-1866.”  
 
Donald Stevens, University of Oregon, "The Private Market Solution: The Oregon State Medical Society Confronts Contract Medicine in the 1930s."


Previous Fellows
Diana Dickman, University of Oregon, "Living With Exclusion: Chinese Merchants in Baker City Oregon, 1899-1915"
 
Eliot Fackler, University of Oregon, "Protesting the Industrial Freeway: Neighborhood Activisim and Urban Planning in the Interstate 505 Freeway Revolt."
 
Megan Geigner, Reed College, ""The Oregon Chautauqua Circuit:  Building the Foundation of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival."
 
Tina Schweikert, Oregon State University, "Oregon's Waldo Hills: The Historic Transformation of a Sublime Landscape."
 
Amanda Strauss, Willamette University, "Seeing Oregon Through Thread and Beads: A Material Culture Study of the History of Women, 1840-1930"
 
Wendy Ann Wright, Portland State University, "Archaeological Resource Preservation: Developing a Model for the City of Portland."

Heritage Programs Speakers Bureau
The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department manages a speaker's bureau. The listed speakers present on a variety of topics related to the management and study of Oregon heritage. Click here for details.

EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarships
The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarships are available for heritage volunteers and professionals who want to expand their knowledge and abilities by attending a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training. Scholarships are offered twice per year.
 
Get more information on how to apply.
 

Other Education Resources
Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grant [ click here ]
Department of Education Social Science Standards [  click here ]
Indians in Oregon Today: A Middle School-High School Curriculum [ pdf ]
Echoes of Oregon History Learning Guide, 1837-1859 [ click here ]
Oregon Historical Society [ click here ]
Historic Cemeteries Workshops [ click here]
National History Day [ click here ]
National Register of Historic Places interpretive materials [ click here ]

Connecting to Collections

Planning Grant

Heritage Conference

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