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PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release

Date: January 22, 2018
Contact: Eloise Russell, Marketing Manager, 541-296-8600 ext. 215
marketing@gorgediscovery.org

SUMMARY

Join Executive Director Carolyn Purcell, for a free presentation on Basics of Collections Care at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, Wednesday, February 14, from 10 am to 12 pm. There is no cost but pre-registration is required by February 12. Call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org

Basics of Collections Care, February 14

THE DALLES—Join Executive Director Carolyn Purcell, in her role as an Oregon Heritage Commission MentorCorps Partner, Wednesday, February 14, from 10 am to 12 pm. for Basics of Collections Care at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

This workshop is available to all regional heritage organizations, but also to anyone who has a precious heritage collection they want to preserve for the future.  Whether a genealogist with family photos, an enthusiastic antiques collector, book hoarder, or simply an employee in charge of preserving corporate documents, this informative workshop will provide the information needed to archive collections using best practice techniques for best preservation results.

Examples of topics to be covered include: biggest threats to collections, the distinction of preservation vs. conservation vs. restoration and general best practices in handling your collection. Specific questions and challenges are welcome for class discussion. This is a free class but pre-registration is required by February 12. Light refreshments will be served.

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hands-on, multi-media exhibits illuminate the cultural and natural history of the Gorge, including  Ice Age geology, Native American culture, Lewis and Clark, the Oregon Trail, trade, transportation, renewable energy, ecology, live raptor presentations and more.  The museum is wheel-chair accessible, and family friendly, with a Kids Explorer room. Riverfront Trail offers hiking and biking, and a native plant nature trail circles the pond next to the museum. The Discovery Center is located off I-84 exit 82, at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058.  The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum adult admission is $9, seniors $7, kids 6 to 16 are $5, and children 5 and under free.  Live raptor presentations are held weekends, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The schedule may vary to accommodate tour groups, so call ahead to verify times if you are planning your day around the raptor presentation. The Columbia River Trading Company museum store is open daily. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

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