Timber Culture
On view through December 31, 2019
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
Pendleton, Oregon

In 1923, a Missouri lumber company built a town in northeastern Oregon named Maxville. Hundreds of loggers left Arkansas and Mississippi to live and work there. Many brought their families, and many were African Americans. While the town has since disappeared, the Maxville story is still unfolding.

Created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, “Timber Culture” is a visual and interpretive look at the history of Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. Learn surprising facts about race and equity in Oregon from an exhibition that strives to preserve a somewhat neglected chapter of regional history.

Credits: Maxwell Friends. Image courtesy the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center.