Start Date

9-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2021 10:15 AM

Disciplines

History

Subjects

Historic buildings -- Oregon, Historic sites -- Oregon, Historic house museums -- Oregon -- Management, Oregon -- Local history, Historic sites -- Interpretive programs -- Oregon

Description

Historic homes in Oregon land on a wide spectrum of preservation, from the dilapidated, boarded-up building to the fully functioning interpretive site. There are four major factors affecting the success of projects in this state: level of preservation, board commitment and capacity, public interest and access, and funding issues. Based on original fieldwork, this paper will utilize the above factors to look at case studies in three counties in Oregon, and will conclude with analysis and recommendations for current Historic House Museum projects.

PART OF SESSION 1C. PUBLIC COMMEMORATION

Comment: Larry Cebula, Eastern Washington University
Chair: Bradley Franco, University of Portland

Shaina Lynch, Boise State University, undergraduate student
“The No-Color of Women: Women and Commemoration in the Treasure Valley of Idaho”

Liza J. Schade, Portland State University, graduate student
“Finding a Community Niche: Rethinking Historic House Museums in Oregon”

Emma Williams, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Portraiture, Patriotism, and Politicking: The Political Effect of Visual Histories”

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35236

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Apr 9th, 9:00 AM Apr 9th, 10:15 AM

Finding a Community Niche: Rethinking Historic House Museums in Oregon

Historic homes in Oregon land on a wide spectrum of preservation, from the dilapidated, boarded-up building to the fully functioning interpretive site. There are four major factors affecting the success of projects in this state: level of preservation, board commitment and capacity, public interest and access, and funding issues. Based on original fieldwork, this paper will utilize the above factors to look at case studies in three counties in Oregon, and will conclude with analysis and recommendations for current Historic House Museum projects.

PART OF SESSION 1C. PUBLIC COMMEMORATION

Comment: Larry Cebula, Eastern Washington University
Chair: Bradley Franco, University of Portland

Shaina Lynch, Boise State University, undergraduate student
“The No-Color of Women: Women and Commemoration in the Treasure Valley of Idaho”

Liza J. Schade, Portland State University, graduate student
“Finding a Community Niche: Rethinking Historic House Museums in Oregon”

Emma Williams, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Portraiture, Patriotism, and Politicking: The Political Effect of Visual Histories”