The Annual Exhibition & Dedication at Camp 18 Logging Museum is May 13th at 11 a.m. at Camp 18. Admission is free and everyone is welcome, so round up your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy a day of sawdust flying, tree climbing, axe throwing, nail-biting competition and edge-of-your-seat fun.
If you have never been, you’re cordially invited to the Annual Camp 18 Logger’s Memorial Dedication which starts at 10 a.m. followed by an auction, and the Logging Exhibition at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Camp 18 Logging Museum located at Milepost 18 on Highway 26 in Elsie.
Every year, the Camp 18 Museum holds a dedication, rain or shine, to induct the individual whose plaques that have been placed over the last year. They also celebrate the industry as a whole with logging exhibition that features high school forestry teams and local contract loggers competing in logging type events.
Join fellow logging and Oregon enthusiasts for the Logger’s Memorial Dedication at 10 a.m. honoring the men and women that have had plaques placed in the Logger’s Memorial during the past year. Following the dedication, an auction will be held. The Camp 18 Logging Museum Board of Directors are making plans for a new building that will house small logging memorabilia and will include a meeting room, small library and storage area. A building fund has been established and all proceeds from the auction will be placed in the building fund. Come out and support in the Museum and Memorial.
The Logging Exhibition, starting at 11 a.m., will be loaded with lots of action from high school forestry teams along with local loggers competing in an assortment of logging skills. Also, the Museum’s Blacksmiths Shop will be open. There will be shirts. sweatshirts, hats, license plate holders and other items along with food and beverages available for purchase throughout the event.
Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated. For more details on team registration and volunteer opportunities, please contact Mark Standley at 503-434-0148 ([email protected]) or Darlene Wilcoxen at 503-728-2050 ([email protected]).
Event Page: Annual Dedication and Exhibition
About Camp 18 Logging Museum
Camp 18 Logging Museum: Home of The Loggers Memorial is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization aiming to preserve the memory of men and women who dedicated their lives to the logging industry. The Camp 18 Logging Museum was founded around 1988 and The Logging Memorial was established in 2009.
In 2008 Mark Standley wanted to create a memorial to honor loggers of Oregon who had dedicate their lives to the trade or lost their lives doing what they love. His original idea for a memorial was wood slabs with name tags to honor those we’ve lost.
However as word spread of his idea, donations starting pouring in. Oregon residents and loggers offered to donate money and skills to make the memorial what it is today. This included hauling wood for the building, donating window materials and supplying a roof along with having the parking lot paved. When all was said and done, approximately $100,000 worth of money and building materials were donated to the project.
In August 2009, the memorial held its grand opening with a plaque dedication and BBQ to honor those who had lost their lives and for those who helped make the memorial become a reality. Since the inception of the memorial more than 428 plaques have been inducted into the memorial based on applications. In addition to the plaques the memorial has articles, photos and stories of the loggers and their families. Without the countless volunteers and donations this memorial would not have been possible.
When you walk through the double doors of The Loggers Memorial, the emotional impact can be overwhelming. The history that is inside of the walls, knowing how many people have dedicated their lives from the beginning knowing how dangerous the job was, walking past the plaques and photos of those who were killed in a logging accident is hard to look at, because they are of all ages, seasoned loggers to young men who were just starting families.
Our memorial is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
42364 highway 26
Elsie Oregon 97138
Mark Standley: 503-434.0148 ([email protected])
Darlene Wilcoxen 503-728-2050 ([email protected])
Camp 18 Loggers Memorial
PO BOX 615
Clatskanie, OR 97016