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.