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Camas-Washougal Historical Society Meeting Connecting Past, Present and Future

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Understanding of our past, appreciating the present and moving into the future. The community is invited to attend a presentation about the work of the Confluence organization to connect people to the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. It will be hosted by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society (CWHS) on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Washougal Community Center (1681 C St, Washougal). The event is free and the public is welcome.

Confluence Executive Director, Colin Fogarty, will speak on “Connecting to Place Along the Columbia River.” The community-supported nonprofit, based in Vancouver, works through six art landscapes, educational programs, and community gatherings in collaboration with Northwest tribes, communities, and the celebrated artist Maya Lin. Confluence is also building a digital library of first-personal narratives of Native elders, thinkers, and leaders.

The presentation comes at an important time for the CWHS and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, as they begin construction of the Gathering Place at Washuxwal. This plank house-inspired pavilion will serve as a backdrop to tell stories of the earliest inhabitants to the area.

Light refreshments will be served and CWHS will hold a short annual election of officers at the meeting. Join the CWHS to help support additional historic presentations and preservation of local history. Membership information will be available at the presentation.

CWHS operates the Two Rivers Heritage Museum located at 1 Durgan Street in Washougal which closes October 26 for wintertime maintenance and display changes. It will reopen on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Group tours are still available by appointment. Contact Lois Cobb at 835-5449 for scheduling.

For more information visit the Two Rivers Heritage Museum online.

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