Effective March 2019 – the Camp 18 Logging Museum has voted in their first female president. Allina Schmeltzer, board member since 2015, has volunteered to serve in the role after the previous President stepped down. Schmeltzer joined the board to honor her late father, Mark Schmeltzer, who loved working in the forestry industry and was dedicated into the memorial in 2015.
Schmeltzer has a degree in English with a writing minor from Portland State University and has been serving as the board’s secretary since she joined. As a native Oregonian, she is extremally passionate about educating the public on the importance of the logging industry and for creating a space that will commemorate those who have served it, for all generations.
The board is currently raising money for a new museum and memorial building. The memorial building has become a home, of sorts, for all the men and women who have served this industry. There are currently about 400 plaques in the existing memorial building and space is becoming limited.
The Camp 18 Loggers Memorial will hold its annual dedication Saturday, May 11,2019 at 10:00 A.M. A live auction will follow to raise money for the new building – all are welcome. If you are interested in donating, call Allina Schmeltzer at 503-956-4631 or visit the website at www.camp18loggingmuseum.org for more information.