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At the Museum with Mr. Pinchot

 

May 2, 2017

PLAYING “The Gif,” Sweet Home Ranger District archeologist Tony Farque talks about the founding of the U.S. Forest Service and Parks Service before an audience at East Linn Museum.

Was that Gifford Pinchot at the East Linn Museum last week?

Well, not really, but Sweet Home Ranger District archeologist Tony Farque put on a believable performance as the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service in an appearance before 50-some people as part of the museum’s growing outreach program.

With some grant funds in hand, East Linn Museum Director Lana Holden is planning to expand programming for children and improve museum displays this year.

ELMS recently received a $600 grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation and a $500 grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition....



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