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  • 2018-2023 Oregon SHPO Preservation Plan Released

    The newest Oregon Preservation Plan is availble now. Check out successes from the last plan and goals for the next five years.
  • Do you have an emergency response plan?

    Floods, burst pipes, etc. can come with or with out warning. Be ready to respond. Have your pocket response plan up to date and review your complete plan if you have one.   Oregon Heritage MentorCorps can help you prepare for emergencies with advice and training. All nonprofit and government archives, libraries and museums may access this free service.

    Learn more about emergency response resources and the MentorCorps

  • Chinese shrine in Salem reveals long history

    The City of Salem conducted archaeological research to uncover a decades hidden shrine in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. The discovery highlights the significant influence of Chinese in Salem's history. The city held a traditional memorial ceremony at the shrine this past spring.


    Oregon Heritage Exchange article
  • 2018-2019 Oregon Archaeology Events Scheduled

    Archaeology month brings the new calendar of archaeology events throughout the state.


  • Help military families access your museum!

    Were you inspired by recent Veterans Day acitivities to support service members?

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Sign up to be a Blue Star Museum

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.

Federal Grant Public Comment Page

View and comment on federally funded grants projects. 

Heritage Grant Applications Open Now
Guidelines are available and applications open now for the following grant programs.
Diamonds in the Rough - Historic property facade renovation grants.
Historic Cemeteries - Projects in Oregon historic cemeteries.
Oregon Museum Grant - Projects of qualified museums.
Preserving Oregon - Historic property and archaeology projects.
A webinar and in-person workshop are available in March. Register for these and view additional recorded trainings and tips at the top of our grants page.
REGISTRATION OPEN - 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit Mark your calendar for the Oregon Heritage Summit - Culture of Board Engagement on April 25-26 in Medford. Visit here for details and to register. Arriving on April 24? Join at Four Daughters Pub for a FREE Keeping Historic Cemeteries Alive! talk.
Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshops
This free workshop will provide information on the basics of a successful volunteer program. Learn about handbooks, position descriptions, prioritizing volunteer needs, and record keeping. Workshops will take place at five locations around the state in April and May.
Register online or download a flyer with registration.
Emergency Management Resources Online
Oregon Heritage, in partnership with Oregon Emergency Management, has posted resources for emergency management related to natural and cultural resources.
Heritage Works! Case Studies AvailableHow 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.