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Recognize great heritage work, learn more at conferences and trainings, and get funding to research Oregon history.
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding heritage efforts. The nomination process is an opportunity to honor work that goes above and beyond expectations, serves as a model for future work, and inspires others. Special consideration is given to the development of new ideas, approaches, and innovations.
The Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation is a special category that recognizes outstanding contributions in the preservation of Oregon Historic Cemeteries.Deadline: January 26, 2019Timeline: The nomination period opens in early December and closes in late January annually. The contact identified in the application will be notified of the review committee’s decision in February. Award winners are publicly recognized at Oregon Heritage’s annual gathering in April. Application Process:
Recognition: Awards will be presented at the Oregon Heritage Conference/Summit in April.
The Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards recognize projects and people benefitting downtowns in communities participating in the Oregon Main Street Network.
Participating Oregon Main Street Network organizations are eligible to apply. Nominations are announced through the network.
The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, and meals. Scholarships are offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community. Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year.
Applications Open: Spring 2020Applications Due: TBA2019 EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship Guidelines2019 EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship Online InstructionsOPRD Grants Online Application System
Oregon Heritage Fellowships are available annually through a competitive process to Oregon students who are researching a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, historic preservation, or other related topic. Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of an Oregon university or college are encouraged to apply. Fellowship recipients will present their research process and findings at the annual Oregon Heritage Conference/Summit or other Oregon Heritage event the following spring. Application Deadline: October 20, 2019
2019 Fellows:Marc Carpenter, University of Oregon, “Reconsidering the ‘Pioneer Statue,’ 100 Years Later”Kerrie Franey, University of Oregon, “America’s Adventure in Hospitality: Portland, Oregon and War Code Housing”Isaiah Silvers, Reed College, “From Dispensary to Hospital: Charitable Medicine in Oregon, 1900-1929”
Remember to leverage any awards to should the value of heritage
resources and projects in your organization and community. Learn more
about how to do this with our heritage engagement tools.
Beth Dehn(503) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Stuart(503) email@example.com
Katie Henry(503) firstname.lastname@example.org
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