Project Description and Goals

Bringing Vines to the Valley was a collaborative research project and physical exhibit completed in the summer of 2010, funded by the Erath Family Foundation. It served as a pilot project for the Linfield Center for the Northwest's then-anticipated Oregon Wine History Projectâ„¢. The goal of Bringing Vines to the Valley was to tell the story of early winemakers in the Willamette Valley, from approximately 1965 to 1980. The online presentation derives from a physical exhibit made up of text panels, photographs, and physical objects, part of which was displayed at the 2010 International Pinot Noir Celebration. A larger exhibit was on display at Nicholson Library through October 2010.

Project Collaborators:

Jeff Peterson, Director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest and Associate Professor of Sociology
Keni Sturgeon, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Lissa Wadewitz, Assistant Professor of History
Dulce Kersting, student, History, 2011
Sara Juergensen, student, History, 2011
Barrett Dahl, student, Anthropology, 2011

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Bringing Vines to the Valley Exhibit

Bringing Vines to the Valley Oral Histories