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: 1998

Project: Marketing expenses

  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Date awarded: 2002

Project: Lewis and Clark exhibition

 

  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Date awarded:  2003

Project: Lewis and Clark exhibit brochure

 

  • Organization: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Rock Fort Archaeological Project

 

  • Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation

Date awarded:  1998

Project:  Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

 

  • Organization: Dufur Historical Society Living History Museum

Date awarded: 2003

Project:  Barlow Road interpretive sign

 

  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

Date awarded: 2002

Project: Oregon Trail brochures

 

  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

Date awarded: 2003

Project: Oregon Trail brochures

 

  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Oregon Trail brochures

 

  • Organization: Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Oregon Trail brochures

 

  • Organization: Fort Clatsop National Memorial

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail

 

  • Organization: Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society

Date awarded: 2000

Project: Barlow Trail interpretive tour

 

  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail

 

  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Fort-to-Sea Trail

 

  • Organization: Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon

Date awarded: 2002

Project: Lewis and Clark interpretive signs

 

  • Organization: Middle Fork Ranger District

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Free Emigrant Road exhibit

 

  • Organization: Nez Perce National Historical Park

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Joseph Canyon Overlook

 

  • Organization: Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Nez Perce Trail interpretive sign

 

  • Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation

Date awarded: 2002

Project: Interpretive signs at hwy rest stops

 

  • Organization: Oregon Historical Society

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Lewis and Clark interpretive signs

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation

Date awarded: 1998

Project: For the End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

 

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation

Date awarded: 2000

Project: Petroglyphs at the end of the Oregon Trail

 

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Foundation

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Map panels about Barlow Road

 

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Marketing Coalition

Date awarded: 2000

Project: Brochure promoting Oregon Trail Centers

 

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Preservation Trust

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Interpretive exhibit at Rabbit Mine Millhouse

 

  • Organization: Oregon Trail Preservation Trust

Date awarded: 2001

Project: Brochure with map of Oregon Trails

 

  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Date awarded: 2000

Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program

 

  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Date awarded: 2003

Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program

 

  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Lewis and Clark saltmaker interpretive program

 

  • Organization: Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Lewis & Clark saltmakers interpretive program

 

  • Organization: Southern Oregon Public Television

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Documentary about Applegate Trail

 

  • Organization: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Lewis & Clark gallery guide

 

  • Organization: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

Date awarded: 2002

Project: Brochure on Lewis and Clark Rock Fort campsite

 

  • Organization: Travel Information Council

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Restoration of historical markers

 

  • Organization: Travel Information Council

Date awarded: 2003

Project: Guide to historical markers

 

  • Organization: Travel Information Council

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Historical Markers and Heritage Trees brochure update

 

  • Organization: Troutdale Historical Society

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Harlow House Museum sign

 

  • Organization: Umatilla County Economic Development

Date awarded: 2005

Project: Lewis & Clark maps and orientation panels

 

  • Organization: Upper Willamette Pioneer Association

Date awarded: 2004

Project: Marking the Free Emigrant Road

 

  • Organization: Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Date awarded: 1998

Project: Homeland site development

 

  • Organization: Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Date awarded: 2003

Project: 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 provided 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.