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  • Check out the National Register of Historic Places

    The City of Redmond just listed its Downtown Historic District in the National Register of the Historic Place. Learn how to list your property or explore other properties listed in the state.
  • Winter is coming. Do you have an emergency repsonse plan?

    Floods, burst pipes, etc. can come with or with out warning. Be ready to respond. Have your pocket response plan up to date and review your complete plan if you have one.   Oregon Heritage MentorCorps can help you prepare for emergencies with advice and training. All nonprofit and government archives, libraries and museums may access this free service.

    Learn more about emergency response resources and 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.


    Oregon Heritage Exchange article
  • 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

  • Help military families access your museum!

    Were you inspired by recent Veterans Day acitivities to support service members?

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Sign up to be a Blue Star Museum

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.
New Grant Applications Open Now
Four grants have opened now, all with spring deadlines. Free workshops are available for grant project planning and for using the online grant system.
Historic Cemetery Grant
Diamonds in the Rough Grant - for facade restoration
Preserving Oregon Grant -for historic property preservation and archaeology
Digital Heritage Collections SurveyOregon Heritage is conducting a survey to capture data regarding digital collections in Oregon. This work follows on the findings of the Northwest Digital Summit held in 2015. We'd like to hear from heritage organizations of all sizes, even if you're not digitizing collections. Take the survey here.
First Ever Statewide Cemetery Clean-Up Day May 12
Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries has joined up with SOVLE for establish a statewide cemetery clean-up day! SOLVE provides materials, promotion and volunteer registration for participating cemeteries.
Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11-13 in Central Oregon!
Join us for another inspiring Oregon Heritage Conference. People. Place. Change is the theme this year. We are pulling together a great event along with our organizing partner Deschutes County Historical Museum. Check out the details.
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.