Discover the history of the vibrant Chinese community that contributed to the growth of The Dalles during the 1860s - 1940s, and influenced the development of Oregon as a whole. Curated by Eric Gleason, Jacqueline Cheung, Kelly Molina, and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, the exhibit breathes new life into the largely forgotten history of The Dalles's own Chinatown with rich stories and artifacts from archives, basements, and back rooms. The exhibit kicks off with a members-only opening dinner and program for members on January 28. For information, call 541-296-8600 x 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.
Interested in volunteering to help maintain trails? Come to the PCTA's Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College on April 28–30, 2017 to get started learning the skills you need to help make a difference! Trail Skills College is offered free of charge in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of trails. In exchange for attending the training, we encourage you to volunteer at least 16 hours of work on trail projects in the coming year. Learn more...
Fees: No fee, but 16 volunteer hours requested in return.
Deepen your understanding of the histories, cultures and environment of the Columbia River Gorge at this welcoming forum featuring native elders' stories, told in their own voices. The event will feature videos and audios about the interconnectedness of people and places of the Columbia River system (produced by NW Documentary), followed by a discussion led by a panel of native elders, leaders and writers.
Confluence Story Gatherings are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Confluence, Oregon Community Foundation, Paul B. and Deborah D. Speer, Steve and Jan Oliva and Broughton and Mary Bishop.