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2017 Oregon Heritage Summit - Newberg

April 26-27

Oregon Heritage Summit - Registration Open!

The next Oregon Heritage Conference will be in 2018 in Bend

Introducing the Oregon Heritage Summit

Please join us for the first Oregon Heritage Summit. The summit will focus on funding for heritage projects of all kinds. The two day event will include the presentation of a national heritage funding study, connecting with funders, case studies in types of funding, back to basics workshops, the Oregon Heritage Fellows presentations, the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards and exploring downtown Newberg!


Featured Speakers and Facilitators

April 26

9:00-11:30 Oregon Main Street Network Meeting (Pre-Summit Meeting for Oregon Main Street Network Participants)

9:00-12:00 Oregon Heritage MentorCorps Training (Pre-Summit Meeting for Oregon Heritage Mentors)

12:30-4:00 Funding Heritage in Oregon - Learn about a variety of funding sources, then help us figure out what it will take to make it happen!

4:00-5:00 Oregon Heritage Fellows

5:00 - 6:30 Explore Downtown Newberg!

6:30-9:00 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards


April 27

8:00-8:30 Networking & Mingling

8:30-12:00 Back to Basics Fundraising Workshop

  • Quick Tips for Fundraising - membership, annual appeal, thanking funders, project based campaigns, advocacy
  • Develop a Compelling Story
  • Making it Easy for Boards to Fundraise

1:00-4:00 Oregon Heritage Commission Meeting

1:00-4:00 Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries Meeting



Registration open!

If you are registering for more than one person, please use their name to start the process, the payment can be with a different name.

Full Conference Registration includes all sessions, receptions, keynote addresses, Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet and some tours. No lunches are included in registration; you are encouraged to support Newberg's downtown businesses. It is possible to register only for the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.

Early Bird Rate - TBA through April 7

  • Full Summit & Banquet Registration $55
  • Full Summit & Banquet Student Registration $45
  • Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Banquet only $40

Regular Rate - April 8 through 21

  • Full Summit & Banquet Registration $65
  • Full Summit & Banquet Student Registration $50
  • Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Banquet only $55

Late rates - April 22 through April 26 - There will be no on-sight payment, on-site registration will be through the online system.

  • Full Summit & Banquet Registration $100
  • Full Summit & Banquet Student Registration $80
  • Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Banquet only $80

For registration assistance contact:

Tracy Zeller, Tracy.Zeller@oregon.gov or 503-986-0690

Kuri Gill, Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685

Venue, Lodging & Parking

Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan, Newberg
The parking lot behind the center is available parking, additional parking is available nearby. Parking Map
There are no specific hotel blocks for this meeting.