Canoe’s Journey towards its new case.
April 8, 2011 the Willamette Heritage Center will open a new exhibit, Grand Ronde’s Canoe Journey. The exhibit will feature historic canoes from the Marion County Historical Society (MCHS) and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Collections, as well as the reconstruction of a Kalapuya shovelnose canoe by Grand Ronde community members.
Today, the MCHS canoe took a journey of its own to rest in a brand new, custom-designed display case. The new case, created by Interpretive Exhibits, is designed to allow the brittle canoe to rest in a bed of sand, which will help support its fragile sides. A glass vitrine will allow the canoe to be displayed, but keep it safe.
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