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Museum Prepares For Anniversary Celebration

In Stevenson

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum announces its anniversary celebration and the annual membership meeting, will be held Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is a free day and the public is welcome to attend the meeting as well as the special program.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony provided by the Color Guard Rifle Squad, American Legion Post #137 under the direction of Adjutant Dave Duron.

The highlight of the morning will be a program provided by The Whiskey Flats Band led by Mark McCormick. The music is rousing and patriotic brass band tunes from the 1830s.

The locomotive cab will be open to visitors and Eran Howell and friends will be running the single-cylinder engines for those who enjoy machinery. In addition, a portable logging exhibit will be provided by Bob and Joan Zumstein of Woodland. Traditional handcrafts, such as spinning, beadwork and quilting, will be demonstrated in various areas of the galleries. Of special interest will be the 1919 Cunningham limousine prominently displayed in the lobby.

Hamburgers, Polish sausages, soft drinks and nachos will be available throughout the day.

The annual general membership meeting convenes in the DeGroote Theatre at 2 p.m. chaired by President Jim Price. The purpose of the meeting is to elect new board members. This short but important meeting will conclude as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for the special program set for 2:30 p.m.

The special program will be the barbershop quartet, Social Insecurity. The award winning group is well known for its close harmony and comedy routines. Come prepared to laugh and have a good time.

In addition to the activities, music, meeting and special program, the short term gallery features the works of Bonnie White, Nick Miles and Donna VanTuyl. These three artists have collaborated to provide a variety of mediums as well as subjects. The art is for sale and each purchase benefits the museum.

Bring the family and friends to enjoy the pristine setting, free admission and program.

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