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It's An Afternoon Of History At Interpretive Center Museum

Presentation looks at recreation in the Gorge

A year long series of history programs is being planned for once a month on a Sunday afternoon at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson.

The programs are free with admission.

The July program is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. in the DeGroote Theatre.

The presenter is Casey Roeder, executive director of the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce. She will be offering a one hour presentation, "Recreation in The Gorge," a subject with which she is an expert.

Roeder is a 20 year resident of the Gorge and prior to working at the chamber, she was the director of sales and marketing for the Port of Cascade Locks sternwheeler, "The Columbia Gorge." She started her career in the tourism industry at Skamania Lodge before its opening in 1993, and worked at the Lodge until 2001 as sales manager.

Skamania County is rich in year-round recreational opportunities for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Roeder will offer suggestions for everything from kite boarding lessons to accessible hiking trails. She will gladly field questions and have available maps, guides and brochures at the conclusion of her presentation. This is a perfect time to get ideas for your family outings or to provide suggestions for out of town guests. "You might be surprised by how much you learn," says Les Hastings, volunteer program coordinator.

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