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High Voltage – BPA & the HVDC Test Center 1963-2017 Dinner & Program with Libby Burke

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5.00 – $18.00

HIGH VOLTAGE – BPA & the HVDC Test Center 1963-2017 Dinner & Program with Libby Burke

On Friday March 8, please join us in welcoming Libby Burke, archivist at the Bonneville Power Administration Library as she presents an exclusive presentation about our new exhibit High Voltage – BPA & the HVDC Test Center 1963-2017. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 9 and will run through the end of May. Libby last visited the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum in June of 2017, when she and folksinger Bill Murlin presented “Get Me A Folksinger!” Woody Guthrie & the BPA. On March 8, she will return to give a program about the test center built near the Big Eddy substation in 1963 and was demolished in 2017.

The talk will feature historical photos and film. Libby has curated two sets of BPA historical films, with a third set coming this year. She has worked nearly 20 years in archives at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, the National Archives and Records Administration in Seattle, and the Lyman Museum and Mission House in Hilo, Hawaii. She has been at BPA’s Library in Portland since 2012, and we are thrilled to have her back to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum to introduce another innovative aspect of the history of carbon-free electrical transmission innovation in the Northwest.

The dinner and program together are $18 with the program only costing $5. The menu for the dinner is eggplant and chicken parmesan, garden salad, bread and dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Please purchase your tickets by March 6 by calling 541.296.8600 #201 as seating is limited.


March 8
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5.00 – $18.00
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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541.296.8600 #201


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