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Historic Cemetery Clean Up
Linkville Cemetery marker cleaning
Linkville Cemetery marker cleaning
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries offers this online course to teach people the best practices for the clean up and preservation of historic cemeteries. Those who complete the course will be invited to join the statewide Historic Cemetery Volunteer Corps. This list of willing volunteers who have passed the course will be available to cemetery organizations through the Historic Cemeteries Program Coordinator.
For more information contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@state.or.us or 503-986-0685.
Follow these instructions to register for and take the online course using iLearn.
  • iLearn is only compatible with the following web browsers:
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    • Mozilla Firefox through version 9 only
  • Disable pop-up blockers for iLearn (ilearn.oregon.gov) before beginning the training.
  • Make sure the latest version of Adobe Flash Player is installed on your computer. (Download Adobe Flash Player for free at get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)
How to register and take the course:
IMPORTANT: You must register under the "Parks and Recreation Department" as your organization to view and take the course. See the "Create New Account" job aid below for step-by-step directions.
  1. Create a new account at ilearn.oregon.gov (See Create_New_Account.pdf for step-by-step instructions). You must register under the "Parks and Recreation Department" as your organization to view and take the course.
  2. Activate your account
  3. Login to iLearn with your login ID and password
  4. Search for the "Oregon Historic Cemetery Volunteer Corps" training. (See Take_An_Online_Course.pdf for step-by-step directions)
  5. Complete the course
  6. Take and pass the test
  7. Close the testing window
  8. Print your certificate (See Print_A_Certificate.pdf for step-by-step directions)
Other tips:

National Register Courses
Course Presentations Available for Download 
Course Title
Course DescriptionDownload File
NR I - National Register Primer: Introduction to the National Register and How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation
Provides an introduction to the National Register of Historic Places program in Oregon, and how to evaluate the integrity of a property, evaluate a property within its historic context, and identify a property’s type of significance using the National Register Criteria.NR_I.ppt                  
NR II - Understanding the National Register Nomination Form and Photograph Policy
Explains and reviews the latest National Register of Historic Places nomination form and photograph policy released by the National Park Service.NR_II.ppt 
NR III - Understanding and Writing National Register Multiple Property SubmissionsCreating a Multiple Property Document is one of the most flexible ways to list thematically-related individual resources in the National Register as part of a Multiple Property Submission (MPS). Learn the specifics of the Multiple Property Document, its role within a MPS, and strategies for choosing a multiple property theme and writing registration requirements.NR_III.ppt 
NR IV - Understanding and Writing National Register Historic District NominationsWriting a National Register nomination for a historic district is the best way to capture a number of historically significant properties within a contiguous and defined area. Learn how historic district nominations are different than single-property nominations and what additional documentation is required for a complete submission.NR_IV.ppt 

Oregon Heritage Conference
The Oregon Heritage Conference is a great opportunity to make connections, form professional relationships, share ideas, and learn from others in the heritage, history, and historic preservation fields in Oregon.
-> Current conference details 

Training & Workshops
Heritage Programs offers training and workhops on a variety of heritage, history, and historic preservation topics, including:

* National Register Nominations* Interpretation                                                            
* Historic Window Repair* Fundraising
* Collections Management* Research
* Grant Project Planning & Writing * Special Assessment                                                
* Environmental Compliance* Historic Resource Survey
-> Check Heritage Programs Calendar for trainings and workshops 

Speakers Bureau
Check out the list of presenters who can present information about northwest history, heritage, and historic preservation topics and issues. Current topics include:

* Archaeology* Historic Cemteries
* Heritage Resources* Nonprofit Resources
* Historic Preservation* Teaching Resources                           
* Local & Regional History 
-> Speakers Bureau - topics and presenters