“MHIC prepares for Black Impact”

“MHIC prepares for Black Impact” Maxville Heritage Center redesign won't slow program development

There's a great deal of activity going on behind the closed doors of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in Wallowa. Linda Rhine, education director for the High Desert Museum in Bend, evaluated exhibits last month and made recommendations that Maxville center executive director, Gwen Trice takes seriously. "We strive to meet and maintain the same standards achieved by museums like High Desert and Oregon Historical Society Museum, we want to attract visitors from everywhere and we have excellent examples throughout Oregon. The space is limited so we must keep it compelling at every glance, our growing collection is too big for the temporary space we have today, but you'll get a real feeling for what exhibit expansion will be when the time comes."

Maxville Heritage has tickets available for their 2012 LOP Buck tag raffle that includes a free night at the 1910 Historic House B&B in Enterprise, two dining certificates, and $50 off of meat package services at Valley Meat services. The drawing will be during their Open House March 31, 2012. Look for the Maxville Heritage merchant display at the Enterprise Community Bank now through the month of February. More info: (541) 426-3545. LOP Buck Tag, courtesy of the Nature Conservancy.

For those history seekers looking for an expanded view of cultural pioneers, a temporary exhibit from February 10 - May, 2012 will highlight the late Lafayette "Lucky" Trice, and his daughter Gwen as part of the exhibit "Black Impact" for their varied contributions in the rural landscape. More info: High Desert Museum(541) 382-4754.

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