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Vitality Task Force
The Umatilla Historical Society in Pendelton is home to the Byrd School.

Following on the recommendation of the Oregon Heritage Commission, the 2011 Oregon Legislature approved HB 3210 to create a Legislative Task Force on Oregon Heritage Vitality. The Task Force reviewed existing information, conducted surveys and took public testimony before submitting its findings and recommendations to the Legislature in September 2012.

The Report

Executive Summary

Findings and Recommendations

Appendice One: List of Oregon Heritage Organizations

Appendice Two: Notes of Task Force Meetings

Appendice Three: Selected Sections of ORS 358

Appendice Four: Task Force's County Historical Survey

Appendice Five: Summary of 2006 Oregon Museums Survey




Heritage organizations contain important and vital information.
The Heritage Commission completed in early 2011 a Heritage Vitality Study that identified eight key issues confronting heritage organizations in the state. The study was launched in 2009 when several major heritage organizations either closed or were in danger of closing.
Based upon the study, the Commission made four recommendations, including asking the Legislature to create the Task Force.
Oregonians care about their heritage, including the Philip Foster Farm.
For more information, contact the Task Force Coordinator:
Kyle Jansson
Oregon Heritage Commission
725 Summer St. NE, Ste C
Salem OR 97301

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