RAYMOND — “An Enchanted Evening” at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond last Saturday night provided a sell-out audience with a special experience amidst the museum’s famous collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Fifty 19th century carriages and other conveyances were showcased by laser lights, special lighting, candles and characters in original 19th century clothing. The crowd was treated to wine, beer and appetizers — and even carried their own lit candles while touring the museum’s historic collection.
Museum Curator Jerry Bowman provided insights into the 19th century carriage industry and gave an entertaining and informative tour.
“What a fabulous evening,” said local resident and business owner Dan Hansen. “What a great event. This museum is absolutely incredible,” said Bob Rocket, another local resident and business owner. Ann Rocket, Bob’s wife added, “The museum is so beautiful, we are lucky to have it in our small town.”
The museum fund-raiser was so successful, participants have already started asking when next year’s event would take place and when tickets would be available.
The Northwest Carriage Museum has become the largest tourist attraction in North Pacific County and is open daily year around from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours are a specialty.
Check the museum out at www.nwcarriagemuseum.org and obtain more information by calling 360 942 4150.