Staff and volunteers at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum have announced a packed schedule for the museum’s free 22nd anniversary party Saturday, May 13.
“In addition to our usual fun events, informative display, music and activities on this day,” said Robert Peterson, director, “this year we are excited to be welcoming Skamania County’s own Tom Lannen, as Guest speaker, speaking on the subject “The role of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest” from 12:30- 1:00. In the DeGoote Theater on the Mezzanine level of the museum.
May 13, is our annual free day for visitors, and also scheduled is the Whiskey Flats Band, led by Mark McCormick, band teacher in the Stevenson-Carson School District.In keeping with the history theme of the day, he will focus his selections on 19th century music.Local logging and road-building equipment enthusiasts and restorer Steve Barnes will lead a team of volunteers operating examples of various historic machines, some more than 100 years old and still working. Along with local equipment enthusiasts involved, there will be the Ft. Vancouver Antique Equipment Association #23, demonstrating various engines and others pieces of history.
The museum staff and volunteers will be manning a food booth selling typical favorites like hamburgers and hotdogs, nacho’s, and augmented with some now-famous strawberry shortcake. In the main lobby visitors will get a chance to watch local traditional hand-crafters creating products such as wool, bead work and quilts. Following will be the 57th annual membership meeting at 2:30 p.m., held in the DeGroote Theater where museum members can vote for new board members.