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By Brittany Allen
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Museum event to feature some familiar faces


Contributed from Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art

Queen Marie Releasing Pigeons at the November 3, 1926 Museum Dedication.

In the spirit of this year's plethora of travel-themed programs, Maryhill Museum--with the help of Sam Hill and Queen Marie--will be hosting a family fun day on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will not only serve as a part of the year-long celebration of the Columbia River Highway's centennial, but the anniversary of Queen Marie's dedication of the museum, which actually took place on Nov. 3 90 years ago.

Sam and Marie will of course be played by actors and will join Maryhill executive director Colleen Schafroth in giving a presentation about the centennial Columbia River Highway and will then be available for photos after.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., guests will be invited to create their own travel journals with local artist Maureen Lauran and then partake in some cake while they explore the many displays the Museum has to offer, especially that which was developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation called A Road Trip of Historic Proportions.

According to Schafroth:

"This program will bring (the centennial highway celebration) to young people. [...] A lot of the programming this year, will it be Maryhill's or those done by other institutions and organizations throughout the Gorge, have been really geared for more adult, but that's okay, and that's good and people need that, but I think this is going to be right for young people of all ages to have a little fun and learn how important roads are in the American psyche as well as the things we travel."

This event will be one of the last for Maryhill's 2016 season, to be closely followed by their Veterans Day at Maryhill event, which allows veterans and active military free admission to the museum on Nov. 11, and then by their Closing Celebration Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13.

For more information about this or any upcoming museum events, you can visit their website at http://


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