The Role of Women in Oregon's Early Wine History
Adjunct professor of anthropology Keni Sturgeon, of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, will be working with her students Amanda Maxwell and Meghan Gillen to conduct archival research, including interviews, on the "Role of Women in Oregon's Early Wine History."
The research will expand on current archival material and highlight the roles of women in the wine industry during the early 1960s/1970s. The project will also include a spotlight on two other wine regions in the Northwest: Walla Walla and the Umpqua Valley. All of the gathered information, artifacts, and oral histories will be combined into an exhibition telling the story of Pinot Pioneers: Women in the Early Years of Willamette Valley Wine.