A special Thursday Brown Bag with Gwen Trice’s special guest from South Carolina. Gwen Trice, Director of Wallowa County’s Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, was recently selected for special interpretive training in South Carolina. The trainer was Mark Madden, Interpretation Manager, who oversees all history and nature programs and products for Charleston County Parks in South Carolina.
Impressed with Madden and the training, and having secured a traveling exhibit from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for Maxville’s Joseph Center, Gwen convinced her mentor to make an Oregon trip
Madden will speak about the inclusive and award winning interpretation of McLeod Plantation Historic Site that profiles the transition to freedom experienced by the majority of the people who lived there from 1851 to 1990. He will also share information about the National Museum of African American History & Culture workshop he led and Gwen and a a handful of selected interpreters from across the nation attended.