Nearly 200 people turned out for the Museum’s annual silent auction and dinner. This years theme of “Tie-dyed & Bellbottoms: Remembering the 70s” brought out the groovy side of attendees with many of them showing up tie-dye, flower prints, afros, and other period garb.
The Museum would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed to the more than 200 items for auction, including Philip Watness (Skamania County Pioneer Editor) who donated the cutting of his hair to the event. Thanks to their generosity and the generosity of the attendees the Museum raised over $20,000. These funds will go into the general fund and will be used for artifact preservation, maintenance, education, and other needs.
The event was catered by Skamania Lodge and featured delicious cuisine including Pacific Salmon.
The following are a selection of photos from the event. Enjoy and thank you again to all that attended and those that made the event possible for your continued support of the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.