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WHO: All CAPE members. Tours appropriate for all ages.

WHAT: Day trip to the Columbia Gorge

WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018 Tour begins @ 10:30am - Full day trip to be concluded by 2pm

WHERE: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR

Fort Dalles Museum & Anderson Homestead, 500 West 15th Street, The Dalles, OR

COST: $5 per person for the Discovery Center. No charge for the tour at Fort Dalles Museum but donations are appreciated.

DETAILS: Join us for a day of discovery at the beautiful eastern-end of the Columbia Gorge!

*We will begin our trip at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Our tour will begin at 10:30am. We will split into two separate groups - students in K-3rd grades will be guided through "Animal Habitats" inside and outside of the museum on a tour looking for local animals and sign of their habitat including the very popular "feeding of the fish" and viewing eagles. Students in 4-12th grades will explore "Skills of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" with “hands-on” activities that members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition needed to survive this most difficult trip.

Discovery Center tours should take 45-60 minutes.

*After our tour of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, we will drive about 10 minutes through the town of The Dalles to the Fort Dalles Museum where we can all enjoy our picnic lunches on the shaded grounds before we begin our second tour.

*We will conclude our trip to The Dalles with our tour of the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead beginning at about 12:30pm. From their website, "Fort Dalles Museum, in The Dalles, Oregon, is housed in the former Surgeon’s Quarters; the only remaining officer’s quarters of the 1856 Fort Dalles military complex. One of Oregon’s oldest history museums, it first opened its doors in 1905. A group of civic-minded pioneer women were instrumental in saving the building at the turn of the century. Through an act of Congress it became the property of the Oregon Historical Society, which authorized the ladies of the “Old Fort Dalles Historical Society” to open it as a museum in 1905. Since the early 1950s it has operated under the management of a City/County Museum Commission. Almost all traces of the building’s military past were gone long before the museum opened, but it became a repository for city and county history. Native American artifacts, pioneer tools and housewares, Umatilla House Hotel artifacts, clothing, furniture, and many historical photographs help preserve the area’s heritage. Another attraction is the collection of historic vehicles; both horse– and motor-powered. In the 1970s, a collection of hand-hewn log buildings, part of a Swedish emigrant community established on Pleasant Ridge south of The Dalles in the 1880s, was donated to the museum complex. The Anderson House, Barn, and Granary now offer a glimpse into life on a family farm 100 years ago."

The Fort Dalles tour will be about an hour long.

To reserve your spot, register on the CAPE Website: Please note, this field trip may require additional staffing so please register ONLY IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING.

Register to reserve your spot on this fun-filled day trip!

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Johnston, 509-594-4808