Saturday, January 27 - April 21, 2017
Members Exhibit Opening Friday, January 26, 2018 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Arrival: Stories of Migration, Immigration and Journeys in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Locomotives arriving at rail depot in Turner, Oregon. WHC 0085.076.0026.012.
In the Willamette Heritage Center's 8th Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit, heritage organizations from around the Mid-Willamette Valley will explore the concept of arrival and focus on stories of migration, immigration and other types of journeys.
Participating organizations include:
Bush House Museum
Hoover Minthorn House Museum
Deepwood Museum and Gardens
Keizer Heritage Center
Linfield Anthropology Museum
Oregon Forest History Center
Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
Polk County Historical Society
Silverton Country Museum
Washington County Museum
Woodburn Historical Museum
The movement of individuals and groups into and around our region provides an understanding of how we got here – literally and figuratively. Mid-Willamette Valley history is full of stories of arrival – from fur traders setting up traps on French Prairie in the 1820s to the migration of Euro-American settler’s over the Oregon Trail to today’s influx of refugees from countries across the world – each group and individual has influenced and shaped our community. Journeys have also been used to support, commemorate and understand our community’s past and bring our community together. Stories shared in the exhibit look at individual sojourners, groups and events and provide a window into a variety of experiences in our region.