Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is seeking volunteers to assist them in hosting the public at the "Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years to the Future" event.
This national traveling exhibition developed by the National Park Service will be in The Dalles Oct. 28-31 to coincide with Lewis and Clark's stay in The Dalles 200 years ago.
The exhibition is free to the public and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The exhibition will fill the museum's parking lot with a tent auditorium that seats 200, an exhibit tent, a Lewis and Clark replica keelboat and Plains Indian tipi.
Performances, lectures, demonstrations, and cultural presentations from around the Northwest will be scheduled throughout each day.
Re-enactors will be on site in full costume during the event providing demonstrations and an authentic living history atmosphere.
Volunteer assistance is needed to ensure a successful Corps II event in The Dalles. Volunteers can choose from a variety of positions; welcome visitors at information center, direct traffic, assist school group rotations to different stations on schedule, and monitor Discovery Center exhibit areas.
Call Eileen Teas to register for volunteer duty or for more information at (541) 296-8600, ext 214.