Get jazzed about Oregon’s history with ‘From Maxville to Vanport’

Maxville to Vanport

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is currently touring with a thoughtfully curated collection of original songs and short films that tell the story of two little-known Oregon towns and the diverse residents that made them unique. “From Maxville to Vanport” celebrates the shared history of African-American Oregonians, focusing on the distinctive viewpoints of the state’s under-discussed black history. “It isn’t […]

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


SALEM — 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 […]

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Where music meets lumberjacks


ENTERPRISE — The Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center and Wallowa Resources are combining efforts to present a joint Maxville Gathering and Watershed Festival event June 30. “We now have two strong organizations working side by side,” said Gwen Trice, executive director of the Maxville Center. Trice said she is excited to present the Maxville Gathering’s usual educational and timber-related activities with […]

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