January 8 – March 19




The Faces of the Willamette Valley closeupexhibit is part of the NEH-funded National Faces of America project. The Faces of America project seeks to create a national family history album, celebrating the diversity of Americans and their life experiences. Family photographs make history come alive more powerfully than any history textbook. Our histories are as diverse as the American people and as complex as American culture, and the family photographs in this exhibit powerfully illustrate this.

In this exhibit, each of the 82 photographs has a story that revels something about the family, the history of the Willamette Valley and American society itself. This exhibit seeks to celebrate those stories and these photographs as integral to the understanding of the American nation.

Faces of the Willamette Valley is a project of Chemeketa Community College, the Marion County Historical Society, the Community College Humanities Association and San Diego Mesa College, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.





LOCATION: 3rd floor Galleries.
Curator: Marion County Historical Society