For immediate release
March 15, 2019
Media Contact: Grace Saad, Friends of Timberline Board Member
FRIENDS OF TIMBERLINE BRINGS MOUNTAIN CULTURE TO PORTLAND AT OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT
Nonprofit Friends of Timberline (FoT) is bringing Timberline Lodge’s history and culture down to Portland at an after-hours museum event at Oregon Historical Society on May 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The “History Happy Hour: Timberline Traditions” event tickets are $25 and include wine, beer, and snacks, as well as a VIP look at OHS's temporary exhibit "Barley, Barrels, Bottles, and Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer.” Sponsor Pendleton Woolen Mills will also display specialty products, and Timberline Lodge Curator Linny Adamson has arranged for an offsite exhibition of a few artifacts from the Lodge.
The event is part of an upcoming series geared toward local young professionals, in attempts to get the younger generation involved in keeping the National Historic Landmark’s art, furniture, artifacts, and history alive.
“We know that it can be hard to make it all the way up to Timberline for an event, especially if you have young children, or work in the city,” says Lynda O’Neill, FoT Board President. “We’re hoping to bring the mountain down to Portland, so everyone can appreciate the Lodge’s history and have a fun night out. We want people to know what we’re about and how to get involved to help us keep Timberline beautiful for all of us.”
Highlights include wine tasting from King’s Raven Winery and beer from Mount Hood Brewing Company. There will also be drawings for door prizes, including a Ray Atkeson photo trio printed in limited edition for the Lodge’s 80th Anniversary and a Pendleton Timberline Blanket.
Proceeds from the event will support the non-profit, which supports the preservation, conservation, and education programs at the Lodge, which is owned by the US Forest Service and operated by special use permittee RLK and Company. Part of Friends of Timberline’s mission is to protect the historical integrity and communicate the spirit of its builders by providing counsel, raising funds, and coordinating community efforts.
Former projects of FoT include textile renovation, the Rachael Griffin Historic Exhibition Center, Light Up the Lodge, the winter entrance, the amphitheater restoration, and art conservation projects. The organization is currently working to preserve several prominent artworks through a $25,000 grant from the Save America’s Treasures program.
Sponsors of the event are Kuni BMW, Pendleton Woolen Mills, and Washington Trust Bank, all organizations that have supported the projects of FoT in the past.
To learn more about this event or to become a part of FoT, please contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.