ILWACO - The annual meeting of the Ilwaco Heritage Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in the main hall of the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. The public is welcome to attend.

The meeting will begin with a brief business meeting, during which the principal order of business will be electing members of the Ilwaco Heritage Foundation Board of Directors. All current members of the Ilwaco Heritage Foundation are invited to participate in electing members of the Board.

Following the business meeting, will be a program to discuss the recently released Oregon Sea Grant oral history production, "Coming Home Was Easy: The West Coast Salmon Troller."

This film by Jim Bergeron and Lawrence Johnson is the result of years of oral history fieldwork with West Coast salmon trollers from Northern California to Southeast Alaska, including several from Ilwaco. The film debuted in January of this year to rave reviews.

Discussion of updates on museum facilities will also be part of the meeting, including development projects such as the cover over the museum courtyard, which has been under construction for the past several months.

Other topics will include the eagerly anticipated vintage IR&N narrow-gauge passenger car from Nahcotta later this spring.

In addition, selected quilts from the Peninsula Quilt Guild Annual Show are on display at the museum through the end of March. They will be available for viewing during the annual meeting.

The Ilwaco Heritage Foundation annual meeting is free and open to the general public. Due to street construction on the First and Howerton project in downtown Ilwaco, there may be detours posted in the immediate area of the museum.

Call 642-3446 for further information or for directions. The museum is located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco, between First and Williams Streets, one block south of U.S. 101 and across from the post office.

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