Please contact us about guided bus tours to the Maxville townsite.
Roads, railroad grades, the logging pond, and springs are still evident. A decaying railroad trestle, some 60-feet tall, rests on tall pines that have grown within its midst. The remnants of metal pipes, foundations, and ceramic plumbing are still visible, along with fragments of broken china and colored glass, some with recognizable patterns and partial manufacturer names.
Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center provides a cultural connection to the historical past of our community. The remoteness of Wallowa County, and a four-day school week provides a unique opportunity to promote our local heritage. Representation of cultural diversity in Wallowa County is well below average. MHIC’s programs and events incorporate our shared past, and promote cultural diversity, through education, and the arts.
Maxville works directly with K-6 grade students in an after-school program and makes presentations in local schools. In addition, MHIC provides opportunities to explore the townsite of Maxville and understand its relevance in Oregon's history.