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Historical Society dinner is a fund-raiser

Silent auction included

   The Jefferson County Historical Society will hold its 2007 Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 14, at the Culver Christian Church (501 West Fourth, in Culver). Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a social hour at 5:30 p.m.
   Tickets are $40 each, and should be ordered through the Jefferson County Historical Society, 34 S.E. D St., Madras 97741. For further information, call 475-2306 or 475-5390.
   This year's event aims to raise operating funds for the ongoing work of planning a new historical/cultural facility in Jefferson County, to be called "The Central Oregon Heritage Center."
   According to Historical Society spokespersons, the dinner is also an opportunity to bring together people -- oldtimers and newcomers alike -- who share an interest in local history, and give them an evening of good dining and good visiting.
   The featured speaker will be Dr. Alice Parman of Eugene, an eminent museum planner and consultant, who is currently working with the Historical Society in formulating an "interpretive plan" for the new Heritage Center.
   Dr. Parman has worked with museums all over the West, including the Oregon History Center, the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, The Children's Museum of Utah, and the Museum at Warm Springs.
   The silent auction for this year will include historic Ole Hedlund photos of this region as it was around 1911, historical artifacts, goods and services, and guided excursions, including a reprise of last year's Model T tour to the McCoin Orchard, and other outings to Opal Springs, Lake Billy Chinook, and pioneer homestead sites.
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