Oregon Historic Trails Fund

Oregon Historic Trails Fund

Awarding grants to enhance Oregon's historic trails
Grants Awarded
The Oregon Historic Trails Fund has been awarding grants since 1998. Select a project to see the details. Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Date awarded: 1998 Project: Marketing expenses Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Date awarded: 2002 Project:...

Grants Awarded

The Oregon Historic Trails Fund has been awarding grants since 1998. Select a project to see the details.
  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Date awarded: 1998Project: Marketing expenses
  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Date awarded: 2002Project: Lewis and Clark exhibition 
  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Date awarded:  2003Project: Lewis and Clark exhibit brochure 
  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Date awarded: 2004Project: Rock Fort Archaeological Project 
  • Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation
Date awarded:  1998Project:  Tamastslikt Cultural Institute 
  • Organization: Dufur Historical Society Living History Museum
Date awarded: 2003Project:  Barlow Road interpretive sign 
  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
Date awarded: 2002Project: Oregon Trail brochures 
  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
Date awarded: 2003Project: Oregon Trail brochures 
  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
Date awarded: 2004Project: Oregon Trail brochures 
  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
Date awarded: 2005Project: Oregon Trail brochures 
  • Organization: Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Date awarded: 1998Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail 
  • Organization: Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society
Date awarded: 2000Project: Barlow Trail interpretive tour 
  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association
Date awarded: 2004Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail 
  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association
Date awarded: 2005Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail 
  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon
Date awarded: 2002Project: Lewis and Clark interpretive signs 
  • Organization: Middle Fork Ranger District
Date awarded: 2004Project: Free Emigrant Road exhibit 
  • Organization: Nez Perce National Historical Park
Date awarded: 1998Project: Joseph Canyon Overlook 
  • Organization: Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation
Date awarded: 2005Project: Nez Perce Trail interpretive sign 
  • Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Date awarded: 2002Project: Interpretive signs at hwy rest stops 
  • Organization: Oregon Historical Society
Date awarded: 1998Project: Lewis and Clark interpretive signs
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation
Date awarded: 1998Project: For the End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center 
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation
Date awarded: 2000Project: Petroglyphs at the end of the Oregon Trail 
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation
Date awarded: 2004Project: Map panels about Barlow Road 
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Marketing Coalition
Date awarded: 2000Project: Brochure promoting Oregon Trail Centers 
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Preservation Trust
Date awarded: 1998Project: Interpretive exhibit at Rabbit Mine Millhouse 
  • Organization: Oregon Trail Preservation Trust
Date awarded: 2001Project: Brochure with map of Oregon Trails 
  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society
Date awarded: 2000Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program 
  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society
Date awarded: 2003Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program 
  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society
Date awarded: 2004Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program 
  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society
Date awarded: 2005Project: Lewis & Clark saltmakers interpretive program 
  • Organization: Southern Oregon Public Television
Date awarded: 2004Project: Documentary about Applegate Trail 
  • Organization: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Date awarded: 2005Project: Lewis & Clark gallery guide 
  • Organization: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce
Date awarded: 2002Project: Brochure on Lewis and Clark Rock Fort campsite 
  • Organization: Travel Information Council
Date awarded: 1998Project: Restoration of historical markers 
  • Organization: Travel Information Council
Date awarded: 2003Project: Guide to historical markers 
  • Organization: Travel Information Council
Date awarded: 2005Project: Historical Markers and Heritage Trees brochure update 
  • Organization: Troutdale Historical Society
Date awarded: 2005Project: Harlow House Museum sign 
  • Organization: Umatilla County Economic Development
Date awarded: 2005Project: Lewis & Clark maps and orientation panels 
  • Organization: Upper Willamette Pioneer Association
Date awarded: 2004Project: Marking the Free Emigrant Road 
  • Organization: Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center
Date awarded: 1998Project: Homeland site development 
  • Organization: Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center
Date awarded: 2003Project: Trail development
Celebrate and protect Oregon’s heritage
Oregon’s history is deeply tied to its trails. The routes followed by American explorers stretched across the Oregon Country a full 50 years before the...
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Celebrate and protect Oregon’s heritage
Oregon’s history is deeply tied to its trails. The routes followed by American explorers stretched across the Oregon Country a full 50 years before the...
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Celebrate and protect Oregon’s heritage

The Oregon Historic Trails Fund sponsored by InsuranceQuote.Deals awards grants to develop interpretive, educational, and economic projects to preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of Oregon’s historic trails.home-photo

Oregon’s history is deeply tied to its trails. The routes followed by American explorers stretched across the Oregon Country a full 50 years before the Oregon Trial migrations of the mid-1800s. And before the explorers were the systems of trails used by the wide variety of tribal groups who populated the region.

Oregon’s historic trails represent the transformation of the American West and are essential to understanding Oregon’s history. Oregon’s historic trails combine to tell a story, beginning before Euro-Americans arrived and continuing through the Nez Perce War of 1877. Together they present an interwoven account of native peoples, explorers, and settlers. The outcomes of their travels and activities shaped the place where we live, for today we still travel many of the historic routes that are now the foundation of Oregon’s modern transportation system.

 

History

photo-walkIn 1998, the financial assets of the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council were transferred to The Oregon Community Foundation to establish the Oregon Historic Trails Fund, dedicated to projects related to Oregon historic trails as recognized by the state legislature in ORS 358.075.

The history of the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council and the creation of the Oregon Historic Trails Fund can be found in the project history of the 1998 Oregon Historic Trail Report.

Since 1998, the fund has awarded 36 grants totaling just under three quarters of a million dollars. The Oregon Historic Trails Fund accepts applications for grant funds each year.

Source of funds

photo-oldoregonIn 1998, the financial assets of the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council were transferred to The Oregon Communtiy Foundation to establish the Oregon Historic Trails Fund, dedicated to projects related to Oregon historic trails as recognized by the state legislature in ORS 358.075.

Although the fund derived much of its revenue from the sale of Oregon Trail license plates, a long-term goal is to build a large and stable resource to support local citizen efforts that promote public awareness of and enjoyment of the historic trails.

As of June 30, 2004, the Fund had an ending market value of $821,975.28, held $87,100 in grants payable, and had $72,451 in money available for 2005 grants.