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Join us for the first in person conference since 2018!
The conference is a time for people who share a common passion for Oregon’s heritage and history to come together to share insights, understand connections, develop relationships, learn new ways, reinforce the value of the work and leave energized to keep moving forward.
With all of the demands on people including information overload, home life, work tasks and all the things…the conference will be a place to Make Space. The way to move Oregon heritage work forward is to Make Space: clear the clutter, set priorities, build relationships, and plan for the time it takes.
Conference Plenary Speaker, April 18
Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, hosts of A Way with Words, the popular radioshow and podcast about language, will kick off the conference with a lively exploration of word histories, linguistic differences, and bias toward non-mainstream dialects - with plenty of time for Q&A.
Conference Plenary Speaker, April 19
Matika Wilbur is from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes. She is the founder and photographer of Project 562, a documentary project dedicated to changing the way we see Native America. Her goal is to move beyond appropriation and objectification of indigenous images and offer honest representations. Matika will kick off the closing day of the conference, leaving us ready to persevere in our work to explore the human experience in Oregon, preserve the objects, stories, and practices that reflect it, and share them with people to better understand it.
You can learn more about her work through the Project 562 blog and on the All My Relations podcast she cohosts with Dr. Adrienne Keene.
Schedule is still in progress and subject to change.
Morning Block: Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries meeting, MentorCorps meeting, Main Street Network meetingWorkshops:
Lunch: On your own & Main Street Meet-UpAfternoon Block: Oregon Heritage Commission meetingWorkshops:
Draft Session DescriptionsSchedule-At-A-Glance
For info contact Kuri Gill, 503-986-0685, Kuri.email@example.com.
More details to come! Join the weekly heritage news listserv for conference updates.
La Hacienda - 2020 Main StreetForest Grove Library - 2114 Pacific AvenueForest Grove Community Room - 1915 Main StreetOld Train Station Museum & Library - 1936 19th AvenueForest Grove Elks Lodge - 2810 Pacific AvenueRobert M Richmond Memorial Library & Museum - 2240 Masonic WayPacific University - McCready Hall
3933 Pacific AvenueForest Grove, OR 97116503-992-8888Use this registration link for the conference rate. $220 per night plus tax.
3505 Pacific AvenueForest Grove, OR 97116Register here, using the information below for conference rate. $99 single queen/common bath and $119 single queen/private bath. Enter Special Code: Promotional and Code: Heritage.
7715 NE Cherry Dr.Hillsboro, OR 97124971-762-2868Use this registration link for the conference rate. $139 1 bed studio - $189 3 bed suite.
5900 NE Ray CircleHillsboro, OR 97124503-844-9696Use this registration link for the conference rate. $124 plus tax.
We will be exploring Forest Grove with plenty of time for historic stops, shopping, food and networking. Check out more information here.
Join the weekly heritage news listserv for conference announcements. If you'd like to join our listserv to receive a postcard notifying you when registration opens, send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join friends and colleagues for the annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards! Awards will be presented to individuals, organizations, and projects that have made the most of their available resources to contribute to preserving Oregon's heritage.
Find more info here.
The awards event is part of the full conference registration or you can register for the awards event only. The event will be held April 17, 6pm-9pm.
Thank you to Conference Sponsors:
Thank you to the Excellence Awards Sponsor:
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