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  • 2018-2023 Oregon SHPO Preservation Plan Released

    The newest Oregon Preservation Plan is availble now. Check out successes from the last plan and goals for the next five years.
  • 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
  • Portland Midsummer Festival is Oregon's newest Heritage Tradition

    The Portland Midsummer Festival began in 1928 to celebrate the summer solstice and the traditions of Portland' immigrants from Nordic countries.

    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.

Federal Grant Public Comment Page

View and comment on federally funded grants projects. 

Researching Historically Marginalized Communities
The latest Heritage Bulletin explores the challenges and opportunies when researching histoircally marginalized communities. As heritage organizations work to include previously untold stories of their community history, one barrier is access to resources and documentation of those stories. This bulletin offers guidance in this type of research.
2018 Collections Prioritization Workshop
Feeling overwhelmed with your collection? Not sure what needs to happen next? Join Elizabeth Kallenbach, Anthropological Collections Manager at the Museum of Natural & Cultural History for a workshop on Prioritizing Collections. The workshop will be in six locations across the state. Learn more and register for the workshops here. 
Heritage Tourism Workshops, Klamath Falls & Newberg
These free workshops will give examples, tools, contacts, and networking opportunities to consider how to develop heritage tourism as a revenue and publicity strategy for your organization. Workshops will be held June 12 in Klamath Falls and June 14 in Newberg. Learn more and register for the workshops here.
 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.