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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 response 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

  • Chinese shrine in Salem reveals long history

    The City of Salem conducted archaeological research to uncover a decades hidden shrine in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. The discovery highlights the significant influence of Chinese in Salem's history. The city held a traditional memorial ceremony at the shrine this past spring.


    Oregon Heritage Exchange article
  • 2018-2019 Oregon Archaeology Events Scheduled

    Archaeology month brings the new calendar of archaeology events throughout the state.


  • 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. 


Oregon Heritage Grant Applications Open

The Oregon Heritage Grant provides matching funds for projects that conserve, develop, or interpret Oregon's heritage. A variety of organizations are eligible for projects that creatively engage the public with history. Past projects include theater productions, films, oral history projects, exhibits and more.


Sharing Our Stories: Community-Based Heritage Planning Workshop

This interactive FREE workshop offers new ideas and best practices for interpreting your community's history from multiple viewpoints. Presented by Alice Parman, interpretive consultant. Registration is required. Each institution represented at a workshop will receive a copy of Exhibit Makeovers: a Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums, second addition.

To register following links below or complete and submit the form.

Oct 14, 1-4:30pm, Deschutes Historical Society, Bend

Oct 21, 1-4:30pm, Cannon Beach Historical Society

Oct 28, 9:30am-1pm, Coos History Museum, Coos Bay

Nov 4, 9:30am-1pm, Klamath County Museum, Klamath Falls

Nov 18, 9:30am-1pm, Tualatin Historical Society

Votes for Women! Plan now for 2020

2020 Marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, allowing the vote for women. It is an opportunity to engage people through the history of women in Oregon.

Ideas for planning and where to look for stories.

Submit information about historic places related to women.

Check out Oregon 2020 to connect with state and national action.


Emergency Management Resources Online

Oregon Heritage, in partnership with Oregon Emergency Management, has posted resources for emergency management related to natural and cultural resources.


Heritage Works! Case Studies Available

How do those great heritage projects get done exactly? We're sharing the secrets of success with Heritage Works!

Oregon Heriage 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

Report shows heritage positively impacts every Oregonian and every Oregon community, from the economy to education to food.