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Gallery celebrates golden anniversary of Peace Corps

An informative exhibit titled “Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service” opened March 31 in Clackamas Community College’s Alexander Gallery and runs through May 8.

Courtesy of the Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and featured in connection with the college’s annual International Celebration, this show includes large panels with images and text that describe various cultures and Peace Corps activities, along with cultural objects obtained by Peace Corps volunteers. Portions of the exhibit also will be on display in the Community Center and in the Pauling Gallery.

The exhibit communicates the service Peace Corps volunteers have provided to people of various cultures in several fields, including education, medicine and housing. The exhibits illustrate the Peace Corps volunteers’ interaction with people to help achieve their basic needs and promotes an understanding of the people served.

A gallery reception for “Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service” is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Alexander Gallery. The reception takes place during CCC’s International Week Celebration and includes a performance by the Anansi Beat Group and a drum-making demonstration.

The Alexander Gallery is located in the Niemeyer Center at CCC’s Oregon City campus. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of campus holidays. The exhibit is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

CCC’s International Celebration opens April 26 and continues April 28 through May 1, with music, dance, art and cultural displays. Most events take place between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily in the Community Center at CCC’s Oregon City Campus.




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