Wednesday, September 25, 2013
One of the Northwest’s first and most vocal advocates for modern roads was Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill. As president of the Washington State Good Roads Association he spent much of his life championing the importance of highways in the Northwest.
Maryhill’s Car is King Weekend on Oct. 5-6 will celebrate Hill’s vision, and autos past and present. A range of activities is on tap, including an open car show with classic, hot rod and muscle cars, children’s veggie car races, and vintage race cars competing in a timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road.
Constructed by Hill between 1909-1913, it was the first macadam asphalt-paved surface in the Pacific Northwest, and features stunning views and eight hairpin turns.
Admission to Car is King Weekend, which takes place on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art, is free; the museum is open by regular admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The current special exhibition is “Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons.”
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge