Full Calendar of Events


Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
Appraisal Clinic

Learn more about objects you love, from family heirlooms to garage sale treasures, as leading regional art dealers and appraisers donate their time and expertise in the areas of American Indian art, jewelry, fine and decorative arts. The opinions and appraisals are informal but always educational. Appraisers will be Yves Le Meitour of Le Meitour Gallery in Portland (fine and decorative arts); Arthur Erickson of Arthur W. Erickson Inc. in Portland (prehistoric and historic Native American art); Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers in Hood River (jewelry). Cost: $10.00 for the first item; $25.00 for three (includes free museum admission). Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
A Journey Through Antiquity: An Information Session on the Members’ Trip to Greece / Sicily Spring 2018

If you are thinking about an experience abroad, join us for this informational presentation about the Maryhill Members’ exclusive trip to Greece and add-on to Sicily in spring 2018. This conversation will accompanied by a quick tour of Maryhill’s collection of Ancient Greek vases and sculptures, and tastes of Greek and Sicilian food! Louise Palermo, Curator of Education and tour leader, will be joined by Dolores Habberstad, Travel Consultant from Hazel Phillips Travel Service, to answer all of your questions.

Click here for complete itinerary.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.



Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Remember and rejoice our family members, past, present and future, while we also celebrate the end of Maryhill’s season. Join us for a slice of cake, art-making and learning about this important Mexican holiday.





Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Free Day at Maryhill

Admission is free for all today in honor and in memory of Patricia A. Perry, who passed away in August. Pat worked at Maryhill for many years as the museum’s operations manager and later the museum store manager. She was a tenacious supporter of the museum, both before and after she worked at Maryhill, and to honor that, her family is paying for each visitor on November 4. From 4 to 5 p.m. there will be a celebration for friends and family.

Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Closing Celebration

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 season at Maryhill and to LEND A HELPING HAND to food banks in Klickitat County. For every two non-perishable food items that you contribute at Maryhill on this final weekend, you will receive one free museum admission.

A special thank you to our regional firefighters, who will receive FREE ADMISSION all weekend.

Members will also enjoy a double discount (20%) in the Museum Store throughout the month of November. Our way of saying THANKS! Not a member? Join today! Enjoy free admission, invitations to special events, a discounts in the museum shop and cafe, and more!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | all day
Veterans Day at Maryhill

Maryhill salutes veterans and active military by offering free admission to both groups every Veterans Day. The English handbell choir of Hood River Valley Christian Church, Directed by Mary Anne Parrett, will play Honor Bells in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at 11 a.m., followed by America the Beautiful and a few other honorific songs.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 1 p.m.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

We are pleased to welcome Gavin MCIlvenna, former Assistant Sergeant of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (www.tombguard.org) and current President of the Society, to speak at Maryhill about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the World War I Unknown Soldier, and the Sentinels who stand eternal watch at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 2 p.m.
Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Join historian Lorraine McConaghy for an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes and an opportunity to participate in a “Readers’ Theater.” We’ll read aloud together a script featuring newspaper accounts, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence of the era, as well as McConaghy’s extensive research focused on the war’s impact on Washington. This dramatic period – stretching from the Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919 – provides a fascinating lens into issues of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil.

Presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I.

 Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian who earned her PhD from the University of Washington. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with Washington at war during the Treaty War of 1855-1856, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. She has participated in working groups concerning the opportunities of commemoration, and presented lectures and workshops on readers’ theater programs at National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and the Washington Museum Association. In 2009, her readers’ theater script, Speaking Out, won the national performance award from the Oral History Association. In 2015, AASLH honored her Voices of the Civil War with a national award of merit. McConaghy’s work has been honored by the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal, the annual award of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, and the Humanities Washington Award.

November 15, 2017
Closing Day

Last day of the 2017 Season. The museum re-opens on March 15, 2018.