2018 Heritage Outreach Grants and Awards

History Excellence Awards

Categories for Individuals:

Individual Achievement

Lifetime Achievement

Category for organizations or groups:

Organizational Excellence

Interested in nominating a person or group? Please send a letter of nomination including:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. Nominee and their contact information
  3. Why you are nominating them

Send nominations to LCHS, PO Box 5407, Eugene, OR 97405 or drop off at the Museum. Nominations must be received by December 1, 2018 by 4PM to be considered. Those honored will be announced at the LCHM Annual Meeting on February 16, 2019.

Heritage Outreach Grants

2018 grant applications for 2019 projects will be accepted from July-October with a Nov 1, 2018 deadline. See last year’s applications for grant project parameters and requirements.

Heritage Outreach Grant Guidelines PDF

Heritage Outreach Grant Budget Form PDF


2018 History Excellence Awards

  1. Douglas Philip Card, Lifetime Achievement – State and county history
  2. Joe R. Blakeley, Individual Achievement – Author
  3. Alison M. Christianson, Lifetime Achievement – Cottage Grove History

2018 Heritage Outreach Grant Recipients:

  1. Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders, $350.00, table rental for the Frontier Heritage Fair
  2. Oregon Lewis and Clark Chapter, D.A. R., $550.00 for Quackenbush Building Historic Plaque Repair
  3. Luper Pioneer Cemetery, Inc., $1,200.00 for a Riding Mower
  4. Singing Creek Educational Center, $1,338.00 for Lewis & Clark Summer Camp
  5. Creswell Heritage Foundation, $2,500.00 for Historic Schoolhouse Construction Plans
  6. Community Center for the performing Arts, Inc., $1,312.00 for WOW Hall Window Restoration-cont’d
  7. Willie and Sally Mims, $1,250.00 for Mims House Millstone Interpretation

2017 Heritage Outreach Grant Recipients:

  1. Singing Creek Educational Center. $1,050 for collections documentation
  2. Old Time Fiddlers Association, West Cascades Fiddle Camp. $1,395
  3. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. $824 for Past Perfect software upgrades
  4. Umpqua Muzzleloaders. $300 for Frontier Heritage Fair non-profit table rental
  5. Oregon Asian Celebration, Uprooted Exhibit. $500 for rural school field trips to LCHM “Uprooted” exhibit
  6. WOW Hall. $2,400 for window replacement
  7. Lori Britain. $620, Talking Table Story Project, Bringing Generations Together oral histories
  8. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. $1,000 for a Very Victorian Finishing School Summer Camp
  9. Lynn Ash, Eugeneana: A Webfoot Journal. $500 for manuscript printing costs

In addition to the established Heritage Outreach Grant awards above, this year the Society is inaugurating a new award category, that of History Excellence Awards. Each winner will receive a handsome plaque of recognition, as well as a $500 check. This year’s award-winners are:

Kay Holbo, lifetime achievement, Eugene Masonic Cemetery;
Marcia Allen, lifetime achievement, Cottage Grove Historian Extraordinaire;
Jonathan Pincus, individual achievement, WOW Hall
Faye and Lucille Stewart Foundation, organizational excellence;


2016 Heritage Outreach Grant Recipients:

  1. Rebekah Lodge #252. $2,500
  2. Friends of Civic Stadium. $2,268
  3. Oregon Air & Space Museum. $1,122
  4. Lisa Ponder and Alice Aikens. $1,000, JAAM publication
  5. Springfield Museum. $850
  6. Singing Creek Education Center. $745
  7. Lane Chapter, Oregon Quilt Project. $615
  8. Ft. Umpqua Muzzleloaders. $285

This year the grant awards totaled $9,385 from Society coffers. Two of our recipients (1. and 6. above) also received grant awards this year from the Lane County Cultural Coalition. Historical endeavors, whether by individuals or organizations, are eligible for the grants. The LCHS Outreach committee has two priorities in determining recipients: historical museum project support, followed by countywide distribution of the funds to avoid urban loading. The Heritage Outreach grant program continues in 2017. Program announcements are made in July; applications are due by November 1st.