The Umatilla County Historical Society was among the recent Oregon Heritage Commission grant recipients.
The money will be used to complete phase three of the “Umatilla Gold: The History of Wheat in Umatilla County” exhibit. The historical society runs Heritage Station Museum, located at 108 S.W. Frazer Ave., Pendleton. It’s open Tuesday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact 541-276-0012, info@ heritagestationmuseum.org or visit www.heritagestationmuseum.org.
A total $230,000 through a total of 18 grants were distributed across the state through the commission as part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department program. They are for projects that conserve, develop and interpret Oregon’s cultural heritage.
The grants, which ranged from $2,000 to $20,000, will go towards everything from exhibits to oral history and awards range from $2,000-$20,000. The grants are offered once per biennium. For more information, contact Kuri Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-986-0685 or visit www.oregonheritage.org.