Staff and volunteers of the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum have announced a packed schedule for the museum’s 21st anniversary celebration. The celebration is set for Saturday May 21 from 11 am until 4 pm. In addition to our usual fun events, informative displays, music and other activities, May 21 is a free day for all.
The music for the day will be provided by The Whiskey Flats band, led by the Stevenson-Carson School district band director, Mark McCormick. In keeping with the history theme of the day, Mr. McCormick will focus his selections on 19th century music. A team of volunteers some from the FT. Vancouver Antique Equipment Assn. Branch 23 will be operating and demonstrating examples of various historic machines, some of which are over 100 years old and still operating. We will have a guest speaker at 12:30 pm in the DeGroote Theatre. Our guest speaker this year is Les Hastings. Mr. Hastings topic is “What’s up for the 2016 spring skies in the Gorge.”
The museum staff and volunteers will be operating our food booth selling favorites like hamburger, hotdogs, popcorn and ice cream. In the main lobby, visitors can watch traditional hand-crafters creating products such as spinning wool for knitting or crocheting, quilters, and a gentleman who works with beads to create pendants for necklaces and beaded purses. The 56th annual Skamania County Historical Society meeting will be at 2:30 pm, in the DeGroote Theatre, for the members to vote on new board members.