Local Story Series

Local Story is a nomadic public program offering a speaking platform to people who contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. The program is comprised of individual presentation and panel events, all of which revolve around the theme of locality, personal history, and the pursuit of opportunity in Washington County. Presentation locations are chosen by each presenter and serve as an immersive backdrop in the telling of their story.

If you are seeking videos on various facets of life and identity in Washington County, the Local Story program archive is a great place to find community stories.

Each Local Story is recorded, archived, and made publicly available as a video through the museum’s permanent collection.

Video: Bertony Faustin Local Story

Bertony Faustin, owner of Abbey Creek Vineyard, tell his story of founding Oregon’s first black-owned winery and his experiences in the Willamette Valley wine industry in this Local Story event.

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