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  • 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

  • Vanport Flood a history to be shared

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival brought together the community to remember and learn. Explore the many ways they engaged people in this history.

     

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  • Oregon Main Street adds La Grande and The Dalles to Performing Main Street level
    Oregon Main Street Just accepted La Grande Main Street Downtown and The Dalles Main Street programs at the Performing Main Street level of Oregon Main Street. Theyjoin Albany, Astoria, Corvallis, Mcminnville, Oregon City and Roseburg at this top level.

    Learn more about the Oregon Main Street program
  • Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana & Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival are Oregon's newest Heritage Traditions

    The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana has been going strong since 1964. The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will celebrate its 50th year this coming summer!

    Learn more about Oregon Heritage Traditions

  • WPA Mural Restoration at Chapman Elementary School in Portland



    The Chapman Elementary School PTA saw the value in this WPA art that graced their school. Learn how they built community support and raised frunds for its restoration.

    Oregon Heritage Exchange article

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.
Grants awarded for museum and historic cemetery projects statewide
$70,265 was awarded for 21 projects supporting the preservation of historic cemeteries. $55,140 was awarded for eight museum projects related to collections care and interpretation.
 
Historic Cemeteries Commission seeks members
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking two new presentatives, one from the Portland METRO area and one from the northeast part of the state. To apply contact Kuri Gill, 503-986-0685.

 

Heritage boards to meet in July

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet in Roseburg July 24 and Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet in Brookings July 14.

 
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.
 
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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