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Celilo Falls: conversations about an ancient place

Lecture slated for Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to a lecture and discussion with Katrine Barber, author of "Death of Celilo Falls," in the White Salmon Valley Community Library's Sprint/Baker Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

The program is part of the "Center for Columbia River History" series commemorating the inundation of Celilo Falls by The Dalles Dam 50 years ago. For thousands of years, Celilo Falls was at the center of a vast trade network linking the coastal and plateau peoples of the Pacific Northwest.

On March 10, 1957 the rising waters of The Dalles Dam inundated Celilo Falls. Libraries throughout the Columbia River Gorge are participating in the commemoration of this historical occasion with a variety of programs and events.

In conjunction with the Celilo series, the Library is featuring a gallery show, "An Afternoon with Alvis." The show features five large graphite drawings by artist, Carol Wild-DeLano, documenting an afternoon with Alvis Smith Sr. Smith is an octogenarian Warm Springs resident and fisherman on the Columbia River.

An artist's reception will be held prior to the Barber lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the library's gallery.

For more information call the library, 493-1132.


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