Whitman College

Timber Culture: Seeking an Inclusive American Narrative

An exploration into an inclusive narrative of logging through the lens of Gwendolyn Trice, an African American woman and descendant of Black loggers. Her work with the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center includes 240 acres of land that includes the original historical townsite of Maxville, Oregon, a segregated logging community.

Gwendolyn Trice is the founder and executive director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center (MHIC), a museum in Joseph, Oregon dedicated to gathering, preserving and sharing the rich history of multicultural loggers in the Pacific Northwest. Trice was the recipient of the Oregon Women of Achievement Award in 2015, and in 2022, the MHIC was awarded the Oregon Tourism Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Award. 

This event is sponsored by the History department and the Virgil Robert and Mary L. Bierman Endowment.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Olin Auditorium

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Social Sciences, History


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