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Vitality Report 2010
About the Heritage Vitality Report
Downtown Ashland
Many downtowns are full of Oregon heritage
The Oregon Heritage Commission issued a precedent-setting report that identifies individual and collective challenges facing Oregon heritage and proposes comprehensive solutions. Some of the issues are internal challenges, while others are the result of outside factors, including national trends.
 
In Oregon and other states, the different sectors underneath the heritage umbrella typically operate within their own self-imposed boundaries. They are aware of and use each other’s resources, but typically do not co-develop programs or solve problems together. This report, however, looks at Oregon’s heritage comprehensively, with the greatest emphasis on museums, historic preservation, historic cemeteries, historical societies, local heritage efforts, archives, and archaeology.
 
The full report, its appendices, and research are found below.

The Report
The Oregon Heritage Commission helped to fund these historical interpretive displays at the Dayville Historical Society.
Dayville Historical Society
 
Full report 
 
Summary Report 
 
Executive Summary 
 
Recommendations 
 
Issue One:  Funding 
Issue Two: Collaboration 
Issue Three: Economic Value 
Issue Four:  Education 
Issue Five:  Training 
Issue Six:   Demographics 
Issue Seven: Marketing and Communications 
Issue Eight:  Technology  
 
Walking The Talk 
 
You are invited to give your comments about this report to the Oregon Heritage Commission. Send your comments to commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at heritage.info@oregon.gov 

Appendices
County historical society funding FY 2009-FY 2010 
 
 

Research
The following is a sampling of research consulted for the Heritage Vitality Report. Other information is not posted here because it is copyrighted or is a large volume of data.
 
Regional Roundup presentation   This is a preliminary report on the Heritage Assessment Survey that was presented to regional roundups in Jacksonville, La Grande and Oregon City.
 
Regional Roundup notes
        Oregon City (part 1)
        Oregon City (part 2)
         Jacksonville 
         La Grande 
 
Heritage Solutions Survey 
 
Museum Website Evaluation  
 
US Tourism Survey 
 
Exhibiting Public Value: Government Funding for Museums in the United States 
 
The Future of Museums and Libraries: A Discussion Guide 
 
The Center for the Future of Museums 
 
Envisioning Oregon: Planning Toward Cooperative Collection Development in Oregon's Historical Repositories 
 
Oregon's Connecting To Collections Statewide Planning Grant 
 
Summary of SB 192 Special Assessment Tax Law Study 
 
Millenials: A Portrait of Generation Next (Pew Research Center)
 
If you want other information, please contact Kyle Jansson at heritage.info@oregon.gov 

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