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Special Collections Exhibit

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A new exhibit, Hops and Flax: Pride of the Willamette Valley, is now on display on the second floor across from the State Librarian's office.

The exhibit looks at the importance of these two specialty crops to Oregon's economy past and present. Items from our collection include photos taken during the 1930s by noted photographer, Dorothea Lange, and many others from the Trover Studio Collection that documents life in the Willamette Valley from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.

In addition to the photos, there are several books and pamphlets about the two commercial crops, as well as early Pacific Northwest hop farmer Ezra Meeker’s influential growing and harvesting guide, Hop Culture in the United States.

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View the full exhibit on the 2nd floor of the State Library. 
Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Past Exhibits


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