may 2020

09may10:00 am6:00 pmMembers’ Appreciation Day & Romanian Cultural FestivalEvent Type :Family Programs,Public Program,Special Events

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Event Details

It’s all about Maryhill at our annual members’ appreciation day. See our new exhibitions, hear about what’s new at Maryhill, and experience Romanian traditional music and dance. All activities are free with museum admission.

Schedule of Events: 

Drive the Loops Road | 10 a.m. to noon
The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. This is your chance to take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off State Route 14.

Annual Meeting | 11 a.m.
Join us to learn more about the many facets of Maryhill. We’ll share updates on the museum’s collections and scholarship, upcoming exhibitions and education programs, and information about how you can get more involved.

Romanian Cultural Festival | noon to 4 p.m.
Romanian culture comes alive with traditional music and dancing with Seattle’s Romanian Folkloric Ensemble, Datina and St. Mary’s Youth Group from Portland. Food by the Portland Romanian Community on the Cannon Power Plaza, weather permitting. Partners are the Romania Cultural Society, Portland and the American Romanian Society, Seattle.

Lecture and Book Signing | 4 p.m.
Meet Steve Wiegand, author of the new book The Dancer, The Dreamers and the Queen of Romania, which tells the story of Maryhill’s improbable beginnings and its intersection with some of the quirkiest personalities of the 20th century.  Steve Wiegand is the author or co-author of numerous books, including U.S. History for Dummies, Lessons from the Great Depression for Dummies, The Mental Floss History of the World and Papers of Permanence: The First 150 Years of the McClatchy Company. Wiegand spent 35 years as a newspaper reporter and columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee, and has published in numerous magazines and periodicals. Books will be available for purchase through the Museum Store.

Members’ Reception | 5 p.m.
Cap off the day with some tasty Romanian hors d’oeurves and live music. Reception for members only.

All activities are free with museum admission.

 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm PST

Location

Maryhill Museum of Art

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

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