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By Nicole Becerra
For The Sentinel 

Museum holds Appreciation Day

MEMBERS CELEBRATED: Maryhill Museum will show its members an exclusive good time this Saturday.

Members of Maryhill Museum are invited to celebrate Members' Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 19. Non-members are also welcome to attend by paying the regular admission fee. Members do not need to pay admission. Activities begin at 10 a.m., and there are plenty to choose from.

Cruise the Loops: 10 a.m. to noon

Members may enjoy cruising the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located east of US 97 off of Highway 14. This road is only open to motor vehicles twice a year, so enjoy it while you can!

Special Members' Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A members' luncheon will be hosted at the museum's café. BBQ beef ciabattas, potato salad, and dessert are on the menu with your choice of a soft drink. The cost is $15 per person.

Annual Membership Meeting: 1 p.m.

The annual membership meeting will inform members about the many exciting things happening at Maryhill, and of the museum's future plans.

Tours and Behind the Scenes: 2 to 4 p.m.

Explore various collections and learn of the ranch operations that make Maryhill Museum unique. Tours will include:

Maryhill's Collections: Landscape Painting and Orthodox Icons: 2 p.m.

Curator of art, Steve Grafe will offer a closer look at the museum's collection of landscape paintings and Orthodox Icons, and will include some recently acquired works. The program will feature the landscape exhibition, and starts in the Maryhill Favorites Gallery. Executive director, Colleen Schafroth adds that, "Some artists represented in the landscape painting exhibition will also be there."

Collections Care and Preservation-Collections Storage Tour: 2-3:30 p.m.

Enjoy a tour with collections manager, Anna Goodwin as you get a behind the scenes look at Maryhill's Collections Storage Vault and see how the museum's collections are maintained. Members attending the tour are asked to sign up at a welcome table located in the main entrance. Tours will be on the half hour to groups of no more than 10 people.

The Maryhill Ranchlands: Yesterday and Today: 3 p.m.

Discover the history behind Maryhill's scenic ranchlands from past to present with Marty Hudson, chair of the museum's Ranchlands Committee and executive director, Colleen Schafroth. This program will be held in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.

Root beer floats will be served after the tours from 4 to 5 p.m. in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. If you still have energy, you can enjoy Tango at Maryhill and dance the night away from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is not exclusively for members and is open to everyone; however, the cost is less if you are a member. Beginners and experts are welcome to take a tango lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. and are free to continue dancing for the remaining two hours. Feel free to come solo or with a partner, and enjoy light refreshments. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Call 773-3733 ext. 25 to register in advance. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Tango programs will continue from March to October. An advertisement for the event also notes, "To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza."


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