Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
While we tend to think of every day at HPLO HQ as a good day, occasionally we just have a winner Friday. Today is one of those Fridays. Thanks to generous financial support from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Historic Preservation League of Oregon is thrilled to announce that 21 Oregonians will be receiving scholarships to attend the 2012 National Preservation Conference in Spokane, Washington. The scholarships cover costs of registration, travel, and lodging to attend the conference, happening October 31-November 3.
While the HPLO and our project partner, the State Historic Preservation Office, would have liked to offer scholarships to all who applied, the interest among Oregonians in this program far surpassed our initial expectations. Scholarships were awarded to students, teachers, contractors, mayors, full-time volunteers, and friends of preservation from Ontario, Eugene, Port Orford, Brownsville, and a host of other unique Oregon communities. It’s our goal that the knowledge and expertise gained by these talented scholarship recipients will boost on-the-ground preservation efforts across the state for years to come.
For those of you still planning your trip to the 2012 conference, don’t forget that early bird registration closes on Tuesday, July 31.
Again, a big thank you to the Oregon Cultural Trust and State Historic Preservation Office for allowing the HPLO to offer this unique opportunity to Oregon’s preservation community. Congratulations and we’ll see you in Spokane!