Timber Culture: Race and Equity in Oregon’s Logging History

WHAT: Timber Culture: A Photo Exhibit of Race and Equity in Oregon’s Logging History
Exhibit Dates: POSTPONED

Timber Culture: Race & Equity in Oregon’s Logging History” is a traveling exhibit of 20 photographs depicting multi-racial logging communities in Oregon from the early 1900s. This exhibit is a historical recounting of how communities of African-American and Asian-American workers helped build Oregon’s timber economy. An inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry, and the loggers and their families drawn together by the Great Migration to live and work as neighbors.

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Sponsors: Beyond Toxics, NAACP Lane County, Mayor Lucy Vinis and the City of Eugene, The Barn Light, bell+funk

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Maxville Friends, one of the photos in the Timber Culture exhibit

Created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center located in Joseph, Oregon, the Timber Culture Exhibit examines Oregon’s history of issues with race and justice. The historical exhibition was curated by Maxville Heritage director Gwen Trice, a black woman who was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. Her father worked as a logger in Maxville, a community created by a Missouri-based logging company located 15 miles north of Wallowa.

Gwendolyn Trice, Executive Director Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center

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