portrait_imageOur history is made up of the stories of innumerable individuals and experiences.  In this exhibit, heritage organizations from throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley will tell the stories of many of these individuals through photos, artifacts and sounds from their collections. This is the Willamette Heritage Center’s 6th annual heritage invitational exhibit in which heritage and cultural organizations from across Marion, Polk, Yamhill and Linn Counties are invited help co-curate an exhibit on a particular theme.  This year the theme is “Portraits of a People,” and the participating organizations are Brooks Catholic Cemetery Association, Bush House Museum, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area, Deepwood Museum and Gardens, Keizer Heritage Museum, Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Oregon Black Pioneers, Oregon Forest History Center, Oregon State Hospital Museum, Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Church Archives, Polk County Historical Society, Santiam Historical Society, Silverton Country Museum, Willamette University Archives and Special Collections, and Windows on Migrant Life. On display from January 22, 2016 –  April 16, 2016.