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Oregon Heritage/Restore Oregon/SHPO Settlement Report

  Did you know 4,600 barns were built by Oregon Trail Settlers through Willamette Valley land claims from 1841 and 1865? And did you know only 23 remain?…

OSF Stages Wrinkle In Time

OSF Stages Wrinkle In Time

Many of us remember Madeleine L’Engle’s 1970s sci-fi fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time. Theatre buffs can now see Tracy Young’s adaptation of this children’s classic, as Tesseracts, Black…

Tax Time? Why Not Turn That Refund into Your 2014 Donation?

Tax Time? Why Not Turn That Refund into Your 2014 Donation?

April 15 is tax day, and those who gave to the Cultural Trust last year may have received (or be expecting) an Oregon state refund or lower tax…

Circling This World, Inside Oregon

Circling This World, Inside Oregon

Guest Blog by Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen:   Our earth’s circumference is 24,902 miles. Today—April 9,2014—as Oregon’s Poet Laureate I’ve traveled25,745 miles within Oregon’sboundaries giving workshops and…

POGO (Portland Opera To Go) Gets Around for Music Education

POGO (Portland Opera To Go) Gets Around for Music Education

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend two mornings with Trust grantee, Portland Opera to Go (POGO). Here’s what I found: Peals of laughter ripple…

Museum Grants Available for Projects Beginning This Summer

Museum Grants Available for Projects Beginning This Summer

Just in from Oregon Heritage Commission about heritage-based grants this cycle:  Museums that want to undertake projects related to heritage tourism, heritage collections or heritage education and interpretation…

Selection Process Begins for Next Executive Director

By the time the job posting closed Thursday, more than 40 people had applied to become the next executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon…

Sonia Sotomayor Inspires Oregon!

Sonia Sotomayor Inspires Oregon!

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor may have had Nancy Drew as a role model in her youth, but hundreds of Multnomah County high school students will now have…

Bill Flood Joins Trust, Partners as Cultural Coalition Coordinator

Trust Partners Provide Increased Cultural Coalition Support Activity No matter where you are living in Oregon, if you’re involved with culture, you will see more of the Cultural…

Dr. Nathalie Johnson Appointed to Cultural Trust

One of many fascinating facts about Legacy Cancer Institute’s Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD., FACS.: before she became a surgical oncologist and Medical Director of the Legacy Breast Health…

Museum of Contemporary Craft

Museum of Contemporary Craft

The term “Native art” should never be a path to a stereotype, and Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft has been hard at work debunking the myth of homogeneity…

“Conversations With Funders” To Be Held Statewide in March, April

“Conversations With Funders” To Be Held Statewide in March, April

What do Newport, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Eugene, Bend, Burns, The Dalles, Echo and LaGrande have in common? Yes, they are all in Oregon… And they will all be…

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