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March 2015

Changing Focus: Completely Redesigning the Exhibit’s Blueprints

March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Exhibit News|Tags: , |

by TeAnna, Exhibit Intern Sometimes, whether it is writing a lengthy essay for your class, completing and designing a large project for work, or even reorganizing your room, your original plan does not always end up as the final product. In the midst of your work, new ideas or new information can appear that make you completely reconsider your current “game plan”. At first, these small epiphanies, as I like to call them, can seem like more work than it’s worth, but in the end, they really make the difference between a good finished product and an excellent finished product. […]

December 2014

October 2014

View on collections from our Exhibits Intern

October 31st, 2014|Categories: Exhibit News|Tags: |

by TeAnna, Exhibits Intern Clothing is a miraculous thing. For centuries, people from all from all regions, all socioeconomic statuses, utilized clothing and fashion as a way to tell their story. Whether it was simple, practical outfits for the working class, or fashionable, ritzy clothing belonging to the upper class, we can better understand the social history of the people who wore these clothes. Fortunately, the WHC archives have many articles of clothing that were generously donated. Some have connections back to significant figures in Oregon history, while some […]

March 2014

Request for Proposals for Heritage Invitational Exhibit 2015

March 27th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Exhibit News|Tags: |

5th Annual Heritage Invitational Extravaganza! Made in the Valley (draft title only) 2015 Heritage Invitational Exhibit Proposal The Willamette Heritage Center is accepting exhibit proposals for participation in the 5th Annual Heritage Invitational from Heritage Organizations around the Mid-Valley. The theme/draft title for the 2015 Winter Exhibition is Made in the Valley. The exhibit will explore themes of manufacture and production in Polk, Marion, Linn and Yamhill Counties. The exhibit will run Thursday, January 15 (invitation only reception) through Saturday, March 14, 2015. Through the Heritage Invitational, and other future projects, the WHC hopes to become a model for community-based exhibition processes and projects, fostering broad-based participation in the development of several exhibitions and programs. The Center also envisions the Invitational as providing a venue for heritage groups and organization to share their message to a wider audience, and offering exhibit development experience to the WHC heritage partners. To get a better idea of the invitational, visit our website (, where information as well as slide shows of the first 4 exhibits (Hidden Gems in 2011, Willamette Women in 2012, Childhood in 2013 and Work in 2014) are available. […]

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