Maxville center brings ‘Timber Culture’ to Salem for Black History Month


Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 2.47.57 PMSALEM — The Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, in partnership with the Capitol History Gateway Project, is bringing an exhibit to the Capitol titled “Timber Culture.” The exhibit is an inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. The exhibit depicts the lives of loggers and their families drawn together from different cultures during the great migration.

During the opening of the exhibit at 1 p.m. Jan. 29, Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center Executive Director Gwendolyn Trice will give a brief presentation that explores the themes driving the exhibition and answer questions about inspiration for individual photos used.

This exhibit will be on display during a portion of Black History Month, and the 2018 Legislative Session, ending its run Feb. 15. The exhibit is free and open to the public and on display in the Capitol Galleria in Salem.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center at 541-426-3545 or visit To contact the Capitol, call Visitor Services at the Oregon State Capitol at 503-986-1388 or go to events at

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