Museum Celebrates Anniversary

Stevenson, WA- The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is proud to announce the museum anniversary celebration and the annual membership meeting, Saturday, May 19, 2012. 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 under the direction of Mark McCormick. Everyone will enjoy the rousing and patriotic brass band music from the 1830’s.

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, WA. 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 that will grace with 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. under the chairmanship of 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 their 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 is featuring 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.

Put May 19, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, on your desk calendar or favorite electronic gizmo. Bring the family and friends to enjoy the pristine setting, free admission and program. Call (800) 991-2338 or locally 427-8211 should you have questions.