Oregon's rich cultural heritage
Cultural Heritage Commission discovers, celebrates
cultural legacy, raising awareness through
media, memorials, and public events.
formation in 1988 of the OCHC reflected the interests of
several Oregonians in the literary and cultural history of our state
inaugurated the group
formally, and IRS not-for-profit status was granted OCHC in 1993. For
nearly a decade the group has been working on projects commensurate
with its mission statement.
OCHC believes in
of cultural memory, assuring the
place in the present. As
our culture continues making critical choices about the
issues of the day, it is vital that we bring the wisdom and
experience of our forbears into the discussion.
Our cultural understanding
best serves us as a touchstone, as a
road map of where we've already been and gone; why we have, for
our unique public beach law, our environmental orientation, our
excellent public libraries. It can also help us identify where we've
misstepped, and how our creative figures recorded the experience for
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