The Faces of the Willamette Valley exhibit 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.