IMG 6256-300x225The Pendleton Woolen Mills celebrated their centennial in 2009. With the original mill located in Pendleton and taking the company name from the town, The marketing materials developed for the centennial centered around the town, its history and brand of quality craftsmanship and rich cultural traditions. The owners, the Bishop Family, have collected and have been given many finely beaded articles through the years because they built and maintained relationships with the chiefs and peoples of the local tribes. Pendleton-Woolen-Mills-003-300x199As a lasting tribute to those relationships and the founding family, the Heritage Collection Museum was created to house those beautiful examples of the art of the Plateau Tribes at the original mill in Pendleton.