Knappton Cove Heritage Center continues to operate thanks to grant, donations

Knappton Cove Heritage Center continues to operate thanks to grant, donations

KNAPPTON - The Knappton Cove Heritage Center was recently awarded a $500 grant from U.S. Bank to support preservation efforts at the historic U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station located at Knappton Cove. That amount plus many individual donations will help with operating costs.

The foundation of the old hospital is currently under repair - thanks to a generous $32,340 grant from The Kinsman Foundation. That project is crucial to stabilizing the old building for use as a museum. Tim Patterson of Chinook Custom Concrete is the contractor.

A Scenic Byways project will begin soon to provide a better, safer, more visible entrance to this heritage site. Heritage and directional signage and parking will also be added.

The Knappton Cove Heritage Center Board of Directors is grateful to all those who are helping to preserve and interpret this National Historic Site. By next summer, visitors will find a much-improved facility. We hope everyone will come for a visit.

For more info contact Nancy Bell Anderson at 503-738-5206 or via e-mail (thecove@theoregonshore.com)

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