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Milwaukie: A History of the West’s Dogwood City

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Milwaukie Museum presents

Milwaukie: A History of the West’s Dogwood City

Unveiling on Saturday, February 3, 1 – 5 pm
Open each Saturday thereafter, 1 – 5 pm

Milwaukie Museum

The exhibit shares the story of Milwaukie from the time of Native Americans to the foundation of the city. It explores the establishment of Milwaukie’s famous fruit orchards and other important historical events. Visitors will learn why the city is known as the “Dogwood City of the West,” what fruit varieties were invented here, the importance of Lot Whitcomb’s steamship, and other incredible stories. Guests will be able to view artifacts from all eras of Milwaukie history such as locally found Native American tools, Milwaukie orchardist Seth Lewelling’s beaver felt hat, an alligator skin from the early 20th century Milwaukie zoo, a tombstone with a curious story, and other fascinating items. The exhibit will also feature a wall-mounted television with a looping video of historic Milwaukie photos.

The new exhibit is not the only change. The Clair Kuppenbender Research Library has been remodeled and improved!

Admission is free, but donations are always accepted.

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://milwaukiemuseum.com

Organizer

Milwaukie Museum
Phone:
(503) 908-4807
Email:
greghemermilw@gmail.com
Website:
http://milwaukiemuseum.com/

Venue

Milwaukie Museum
3737 SE Adams St
Milwaukie, OR 97222 United States
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Phone:
(503) 908-4807
Website:
http://milwaukiemuseum.com/