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Free old-time music comes to county museum

COURTESY PHOTO  - Rick Meyers will play banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, noseflute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass at the Washington County Museum this Saturday. The Washington County Museum will host a free pioneer music performance by local musician Rick Meyers at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Museum’s downtown Hillsboro location, 120 E. Main St. in the Civic Center Plaza Building on the second floor above Starbucks.

The Old-Time Music Show will feature pioneer music played on the banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, noseflute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass. The audience will learn historical information while participating in the show. Meyers has been performing dance, music and folklore for children and adults since 1976. Meyers’ musical performance is part of the museum’s free pioneer-themed Family Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Museum staff and volunteers will provide craft activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Old Time Music Show starts at 11 a.m. Ongoing activities that day include packing an Oregon Trail wagon and making a pioneer craft to take home. Family Days occur the second Saturday of each month, September through June from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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