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  • MentorCorps assists collecting organizations statewide

    A new network of volunteers trained in collections care and emergency management is working directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives to improve the care of cultural artifacts and prepare for emergencies. All nonprofit and government archives, libraries and museums may access this free service.

    Learn more about the MentorCorps

  • Vanport Flood a history to be shared

    The Vanport Mosaic Festival brought together the community to remember and learn. Explore the many ways they engaged people in this history.


    Oregon Heritage Exchange article
  • Oregon Main Street adds La Grande and The Dalles to Performing Main Street level
    Oregon Main Street Just accepted La Grande Main Street Downtown and The Dalles Main Street programs at the Performing Main Street level of Oregon Main Street. Theyjoin Albany, Astoria, Corvallis, Mcminnville, Oregon City and Roseburg at this top level.

    Learn more about the Oregon Main Street program
  • Happy Canyon Pageant & Wild West Show designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition

    Happy Canyon Pageant and Wild West Show, a community cultural event accompanying the Pendleton Round-Up, marks its 100th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation.


    Learn more about Oregon Heritage Traditions

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  • WPA Mural Restoration at Chapman Elementary School in Portland

    The Chapman Elementary School PTA saw the value in this WPA art that graced their school. Learn how they built community support and raised frunds for its restoration.

    Oregon Heritage Exchange article

Program Areas & State Historic Preservation OfficeProgram Areas & State Historic Preservation Office
Find information about Heritage Program areas and services offered through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office that support preservation efforts of Oregon's history, culture, and heritage.
Financial Assistance & Community ActionFinancial Assistance & Community Action 
Learn about grants and scholarships offered through Heritage Programs, and find ideas and tools to promote heritage and historic preservation in your community.
Historic Places & Research & GuidanceHistoric Places & Research & Guidance
Learn about Oregon's historic and interesting places, where to find them, the National Register of Historic Places, and discover resources for researching, preserving, funding, and supporting Oregon's history and heritage.
Technical AssistanceTechnical Assistance
Get tips, how-tos, links, and resources for your preservation and heritage projects and events.
Preservation Plan Survey
Oregon Heritage and the State Historic Preservation Office request public input for the 2017-2022 Preservation Plan (Take the survey). This is an opportunity to identify how the office's resources should be allocated for future preservation efforts. A series of public meetings will be held in February and April to gather input for the plan. Check the calendar for locations.

Historic Cemetery Preservation Award
Applications are available for the new Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation.

Oregon Heritage Summit, April 26-27

Mark your calendars for the Oregon Heritage Summit on Funding. The Oregon Heritage Conference is moving to everyother year. We will still have the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet and Oregon Heritage Fellows presentations. Check out the summit page for more information. We will see you in Newberg!

Grant appliations open now!

Oregon Heritage has opened five grant programs including the new Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant.

Diamonds in the Rough - facade restoration of historic properties

Historic Cemeteries Grant - for any cemetery listed with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries

Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant - for building projects in designated main street areas

Oregon Museum Grant - for museums doing collections, education and tourism projects

Preserving Oregon Grant - for historic properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and archaeology projects

FREE Grant Workshops available

The following workshops are offered to assist you with project planning, grant writing and using the online application system. Visit our calendar page for details.

Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Workshop

January 31, Cottage Grove

Grant Success! Project planning & Grant writing

March 15, Salem

March 16, online

Veterans and War Memorials Grants open now!

Grant applications are open now for local governments to apply for a grant to create or restore a memorial that is or will be or is on public land.
Heritage Works! Case Studies Available
How do those great heritage projects get done exactly? We're sharing the secrets of success from several organizations with our Heritage Works! case studies.
Oregon Heritage All-Star Community
Do you think your community thrives on its heritage assets? The Oregon Heritage All-Star Community designation is a way to recognize those communities that make the most of their heritage resources.
Heritage impacts numerous in state
Heritage positively impacts every Oregonian and every Oregon community, from the economy to education to food.

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