Monday, June 23, 2014

Come to the Party! June 28

   "Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall would like to welcome everyone   to our grand re-opening celebration on the weekend of June 28th and   29th. We will be celebrating the completion of our foundation   repairs, and as it turns out, the 120th year birthday of Redmen Hall. 

The Hall was dedicated to the community on the 4th of July in 1894 as the community school for Skamokawa.

Our festivities will  include an exhibit of flags from the history of the Hall, our famous  exhibit by Irene Martin and Keith Hoofnagle - "Legacy of the  Columbia River Fishery", a net-mending demonstration by Kent Martin  and Gary Emery, gill-netters whose families have been associated with  the Hall since its beginning.

 Members of the Martin and Emery families went to the  school in the early days, were members of the Improved Order of  Redmen in the building's next life and were involved in the  restoration of Redmen Hall as the current 'River Life Interpretive  Center'. We will have music and refreshments and the Hall will be  open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th. 

We hope to see you all.

                            Friends of Skamokawa Board and Staff

p.s.- the Fisheries Exhibit will continue until August 10th."

Grand Reopening of Redmen Hall June 28!

Redmen Hall will be reopening on Saturday, June 28th from noon to 4pm!  The "Legacy of the Columbia River Fishery" exhibit will be on display, including two new frames and local artifacts.  From 1:30 to 2:30pm, there will also be a net-mending demonstration.  Refreshments will be served!

Redmen Hall will also be open on Sunday, June 29th from noon to 4pm.  The regular schedule will resume on Thursday, July 3rd--open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm--for the rest of the year.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Work Party Saturday, June 14th - 10am to 3pm

We will be moving back into the offices and setting up the Hall on the 14th of June and will be open to the public on the last weekend of June. We need to clean up all of the accumulated dirt and dust and move everything back to normal. There will be a pot luck lunch at noon. Please bring food for 4-5 people and RSVP by phone or email if you can help on that day. 

Thank you for your continued support and patience!  You are all very much appreciated! 

PS  In addition, I am putting together a work party on the 12th and 13th of June to paint the offices.  If you would like to help, please let me know and I will send you more details about that project.