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."

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