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Grants awarded for historic properties and archaeology projects statewide

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 16 grants totaling $213,035 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Four of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property. The other 12 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.
 
Funded projects include:
·         Façade restoration grants in Astoria, Baker City, Burns and Kerby.
·         Archaeology projects in Lincoln City, Douglas County and along the Oregon coast.
·         Preservation of nine historic properties in Deschutes County, Hood River County, Lane County, Medford, Moro, Roseburg, Salem, Stayton and Union.
These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) is a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines.
 
The Committee is part of Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. To learn more about the Preserving Oregon grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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Grants awarded for museums throughout the state

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 8 grants totaling $55,140 to museums across the state for collections, tourism or education related. Projects range from exhibits to collections housing and awards range from $4,000-$10,000. 
 
Funded projects include:
·         Baker Heritage Museum, in Baker City, for a Paint Your Wagon exhibit.
·         Deschutes County Historical Society for exhibit lighting and window treatments at the Deschutes County Historical Museum in Bend.
·         Douglas County Historical Society for a new HVAC system at the Floed-Lane House in Roseburg.
·         High Desert Museum, near Bend, for the “Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo” exhibit and programming.
·         Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, in Joseph, for an interactive interpretive kiosk.
·         Oregon Historical Society to update the educational traveling trunks and develop new curriculum.
·         Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, in Salem, for research into and care of 97 pieces of art, some produced by patients.
·         Sheridan Museum of History for the installation of exhibits in the new museum.
This competitive grant program is for qualifying museums, and is offered annually in the spring.  It is a program of the Oregon Heritage Commission,  comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.
 
The Commission is part of Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. To learn more about the Oregon Museum Grant or the Oregon Heritage Commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
 
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Grants awarded for historic cemetery projects throughout the state

 
Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 21 grants totaling $70,265 for projects across the state that support preservation of historic cemeteries. Projects range from monument repair to information kiosks and awards range from $390-$8,000. 
 
Funded projects include:
·         Monument repair.
·         Placing markers on unmarked graves.
·         Fence repair.
·         Install kiosks with maps and historical information.
·         Tree trimming and felling.
·         Road repair.
 
Projects were awarded to Butteville Pioneer Cemetery, City of Canby, Coquille Indian Tribe, Crooked Finger Cemetery, Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Gillespie Cemetery, Inc., Greenwood Hills Cemetery Maintenance Association, Kings Valley Cemetery Association, City of Klamath Falls, Lacomb Cemetery Association, Maple Grove Cemetery, Nehalem Valley Historical Society, Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery Association, City of Salem, St. Johns Lodge #17 Masonic Cemetery Association, Kirsten Straus, City of Ukiah, Wagner Creek Cemetery Association, Weston Cemetery Maintenance District #2, Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society.
This competitive grant program is for projects that support the preservation of historic cemeteries. The state designation of a historic cemetery is one that includes the burial of at least one person who died before February 14, 1909. It is a project of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries which is comprised of seven citizens and is empowered by the Legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; make recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries, and assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.
 
The Commission is part of Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. To learn more about the Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grant or the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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