October 21, 2017
Meeting at 3cups Coffee
Enjoy a quick overview of the historic pubs of Uniontown, and historic maps and photos for viewing over decaf coffee and scones. The crawl will then disperse to the historic Triangle Pub, Workers Tavern, and the Portway (around 6pm). Tickets are $5 for members
$10 for non-members
The Lower Columbia Preservation Society revives the garden tour! Planned for August 12, the tour will feature gardens created from ingenuity and adaptation. From jack hammering asphalt, reimagining parking lots, terracing hillsides, applying yards of compost and mulch to completely changing a garden after losing a forest.
The tour will offer ideas for everyone and celebrates the vision of the garden creators. The tour includes:
*beer tastings at the Ft. George demonstration garden
*Clatsop County Master Gardeners consultations
The self guided tour is from 10am - 3pm. Advance tickets available: online:www.lcpsociety.org by mail: P.O. Box 1334 Astoria. 97103 (online/mail tickets held @ will call at LCPS office to pick up day of tour)
Day of tour tickets sold at LCPS office: 389 12th Street
$10 General public
$5 LCPS members
Join LCPS (or renew) at time of ticket purchase and receive tour ticket(s) w/price of membership. A great deal!!!
Membership in the organization is $15 per year for an individual or $25 per year for a household and includes lectures, workshops, tours for free or at a discount; the" Restoria " newsletter; and notices of preservation related news and events.
Membership is open to everyone!!
Check out the website www.lcpsociety.org for further information and upcoming events. Proceeds from the garden tour will be used to promote the non-profit organization's mission: to "preserve, protect and promote the historic architecture (houses and buildings) in the Lower Columbia region."
Questions about the tour? Contact Karen @503.201.3349 LCPS office @971.704.2016
Saturday, July 8 at 3:00 PM
Rachel Jensen will discuss the life and work of local architect Ebba Wicks Brown on the 75th anniversary of her being licensed as one of the first female architects in Oregon. The presentation will be held at 3pm, Saturday, July 8th, at the Lower Columbia Preservation Society office, 389 12th Street, Astoria. The presentation will be followed by a self-guided walking tours of Astoria buildings designed by Ebba Wicks. Following the tour, LCPS will also host an open house during ArtWalk, from 5-8 pm at the LCPS office.
Tickets for the garden tour are on sale now. Members tickets are $5 and non members pay $10.
Join the LCPS between now and August 11, and you'll receive one free garden tour ticket with an individual membership or two free tickets with a family membership.
The tickets will be at will call the day of the event.
Saturday, June 10, 6-7 PM
Join us on Saturday, June 10th as Katie Rathmell demonstrates how to make a restored window operable.
Katie, a local general contractor who specializes in historic restoration of windows, will host a presentation on techniques to make your double hung windows functional.
The event will be held during the Second Saturday Artwork, at the LCPS office, 389 12th Street, Astoria.
FMI: http://www.lcpsociety.org/ or 971-704-2016
Saturday, May 13, 3-5 PM
Guest Speaker Peggy Moretti from Restore Oregon will be discussing Historic Conservation Easements at our Annual Membership Meeting.
What is a Preservation Easement?
A preservation easement is a legally binding agreement to protect a historic property from activities that may harm the property’s integrity, including neglect, demolition, and insensitive alterations. A preservation easement allows the owner of a historic property to retain title and use of the property and, at the same time, ensure its long-term preservation.
Join us on Saturday to learn more.
The Lower Columbia Preservation Society will host a presentation by Jay Rosen on "Restoring your Chairs: Cane and Seat Weaving" Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 PM.
Jay Rosen is an Astoria resident who lives in an 1889 Queen Anne style Victorian home within the Shively-McClure historic district. Previously a custom industrial machine builder, Jay is the owner of North Coast FIX, a local company dedicated to restoring and repairing fine homes and fine furnishings. Jay will be discussing chair caning and furniture restoration.
The LCPS office will be open starting at 5:00 PM during the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Jay’s presentation is free to members and the general public.
For more information about this event or to get involved, please contact Rachel Jensen, President of the Lower Columbia Preservation Society at email@example.com.
Starting this week, the LCPS office (389 12th Street) will begin having regular office hours every Thursday from 9-12. Our goal is to expand the days and hours we are open--so any members with interest in volunteering, please reach out. We want to be a convenient resource for owners of historic properties and others interested in preservation!
And, If you are out and about for Astoria's Art Walk, stop by from 5-8 pm. Now is a great time to join, renew your membership or volunteer.
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Invites You to a Special Public Meeting in Astoria on April 5th
What are Oregon’s special places and how do we best identify, protect, and interpret them? That’s the question that we hope that you can help us answer.
As part of its mission, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in partnership with the community creates a statewide historic preservation plan every five years to identify what is special about Oregon and how best to preserve it for future generations. The plan addresses identifying and preserving historic places, educating the public about the State's history, and building support for the organizations that curate our cultural legacy.
This spring the Oregon SHPO is asking Oregonians what makes Oregon's heritage special to them in a series of 90 minute public meetings across the state. Participants will identify what issues matter most and how to best preserve our history. The meeting in your region will be held on:
April 5, 2017, 4:00-5:30p.m.
Astoria city Hall, Council Chambers
1095 Duane St., Astoria
Those interested in or associated with Oregon historic preservation efforts, museums, governments, cemeteries, archaeology, archives, historic trails, and other Oregon heritage related interests are encouraged to attend.
Please forward this message on to anyone who may be interested, and include it in newsletters, Facebook posts, email lists, etc. We need your help to spread the word!
Can't make a meeting? Comment online! This short survey asks for public feedback. Go to : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHeritagePartnerSurvey.
Oregon Heritage, a Division of Oregon State Parks, includes the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Oregon SHPO locally administers National Park Service (NPS) programs created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, including the identification and designation of historic properties and archaeological sites; tax and grant programs; and the Certified Local Government Program (CLG), a partnership program between local jurisdictions and the state and federal government. The SHPO also coordinates closely with Oregon Heritage programs, including the Heritage Commission and Main Street, Cemetery Commission, Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Commission, and various grant and technical assistance programs. The SHPO office is funded in part through a grant from NPS. A copy of the 2011-2016 plan can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/docs/historic_preservation_plan_11-16.pdf .
To learn more about the Oregon SHPO and Oregon Heritage programs, visit www.oregonheritage.org.
Please contact Ian Johnson at (503) 986-0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions or comments.
The City of Astoria has received a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office to assist property owners with historic renovations. The Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission’s renovation grant program will make these funds available to homeowners desiring to make exterior rehabilitation or renovation improvements.
For 2017, projects in the Uniontown neighborhood will take priority. Should additional funds be available after initial outreach to the Uniontown area, funds will be open to other eligible historic properties. Properties designated as a Historic Landmark, contributing to a National Register Historic District, or as a National Landmark are eligible.
Renovation or rehabilitation work needs be located on the primary facade of the structure or where it is highly visible to the public. Structural improvements to preserve the integrity of the structure may also qualify. Projects may receive 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of $3,000 in grant funds. Projects must be completed by July 31, 2017.
If you are interested in applying for these grant funds, please contact Nancy Ferber at 503-338- 5183 or email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Program guidelines and applications are available at www.astoria.or.us, under Community Development Department, and select Projects, or from City Hall, 1095 Duane Street, Astoria.
The grant program has been financed with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The contents and opinions of any documents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.