Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

The Overland traveling exhibit, "Atomic Alert! Confronting 'The Bomb' in the New Atomic Age", is ending at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, June 16. The exhibit is about the Soviet Union's detonation of its first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. It explores how Americans responded to the threat, how they prepared in case of … Continue reading Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Photo credit: Fort Nisqually/Metro Parks Tacoma Fort from Home, a series hosted by Fort Nisqually and Metro Parks Tacoma, focuses on a range of topics about the history and culture of Puget Sound. This month's lineup covers maritime and natural history, Victorian cooking, and 19th Century cosmetics. Here's the schedule: Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m. … Continue reading Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The eleventh annual tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House and Orchard. The University Place Historical Society, which hosts the tour, is renovating the … Continue reading Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Enjoy the fresh air while exploring the grounds at the Pomeroy Living History Farm in Southwest Washington the first weekend of the month from May through August. Also shop local vendors and purchase food during this family-friendly Farm Days event. The 2021 dates for Farm Days are (all on Saturday and Sunday): May 1-2June 5-6July … Continue reading Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

The sign at the entrance of the Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) It's time to play and learn again at the Gilbert House Children's Museum! The museum has reopened, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Reservations are required, because the number of people who can visit … Continue reading Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

Photo by Cheryl Landes The North Clark Historical Museum has been closed for more than a year because of the COVID pandemic. This weekend, it's reopening with an Antique Quilt Show. The show features a crazy quilt sewn in 1943 by the Ladies Aide Society of the United Brethren Church in Amboy, Washington. Other quilts … Continue reading Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

Pomeroy Farm hosts Anne of Green Gables Tea To-Go March 19-20

Pomeroy Farm's next Tea To-Go on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, celebrates a beloved character from children's literature. This plated tea features assorted savories and sandwiches, desserts, scones, and two teas inspired by the Anne of Green Gables novels. Here's how the Tea To-Go works: Place your order at pomeroyfarm.org and reserve a … Continue reading Pomeroy Farm hosts Anne of Green Gables Tea To-Go March 19-20

Oaks Park Roller Rink reopens March 1 in Portland

Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay During the past year, Oaks Park Roller Rink in Portland's Sellwood neighborhood has been closed off and on because of the State of Oregon's restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 1, the rink reopens seven days a week The hours are: Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 5-7 p.m., … Continue reading Oaks Park Roller Rink reopens March 1 in Portland

Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pittock Mansion in Portland's West Hills has reopened to smaller capacities. Tickets are timed and available online. Wearing masks during visits and distancing are required. Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance mansion on … Continue reading Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland