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November 2022 Newsletter

Inside this issue: This IS Kalapuyan Land on view in Forest Grove, Introducing Tanya Ledford, Site opening plans, Featured needs — and community events and updates.

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October 2022 Newsletter

Inside this issue: The Five Oaks Historic Site gets an update, New online learning sources are available, Steph Littlebird joins the Five Oaks team, Featured need for Replinish the Root: Six Centures of Gathering under the Oak — and community events and updates.

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September 2022 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Museum Library creation story, next exhibition announcement, Five Oaks Museum is hiring a Visitor Services & Learning Coordinator, A special farewell — and community events and updates.

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July/August 2022 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Five Oaks Museum is hiring a Development and Communications Manager, PSU students illustrate objects from the Museum’s collection, Untouchable Artifacts is now a print publication, Debut of in-person exhibit since 2020 — and community events and updates.

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Museum Codirector

The museum is currently seeking a new leader to continue to shape this innovative organization and shared leadership model.

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Protocols for Native American Archival Materials

These protocols identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations. They were written by First Archivist Circle. The museum is not involved in writing the protocols in any way, but they inform our work and are Appendix C of the Collections Policy.

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County Agreement to Operate

In 1987, Washington County Historical Society (the legal name of Five Oaks Museum) entered into a contract with Washington County and Portland Community College which determined ongoing agreements around the museum’s land lease, building, collections, and funding. This contract is Appendix B of the Collections Policy.

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Museum Collections Management Policy

This policy addresses all issues related to the Museum’s object collections and archives, research library, its education collection, and items held temporarily. It was ratified in March 2022.

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