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MAY 2020

Dear Members and Friends,
We are starting to plan for our eventual re-opening and the measures that will be in place to ensure that museum visitors and staff are safe. As soon as we are able to announce a target date for re-opening, you will be among the first to know!

In the meantime, stay well. The staff and I miss the museum – especially this time of year when the garden is in full bloom – and we miss our visitors. We are all looking forward to the time when we can be together at Maryhill. 

And while we are currently closed to the public, there is still plenty of good news to report. I hope you'll read on to see what we have been up to. 


Colleen Schafroth
Executive Director

P.S. If you participated in our recent $10,000 challenge - thank you! If you would like to make a donation, there's still time to contribute online here!

Kudos to Our Museum Staff!

I would like to take a moment to recognize our exceptional staff. During the shutdown, they have gone above and beyond to keep the museum moving forward. From engaging with visitors online, and rescheduling programs and events, to processing memberships, updating our collections database, researching future exhibitions and programs, and managing our annual audit, the staff has demonstrated remarkable dedication and resourcefulness – all while working remotely! The museum is in good hands and the gardens look beautiful, thanks to the work of our caretaker Mike Clough. To all – THANK YOU! 
Stonehenge Restoration Assessment Underway 
Maryhill recently received $7,500 from the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation to support a conservation assessment of Stonehenge Memorial; an additional $4,000 came from the Klickitat County Historical Preservation Grants Program. These gifts are funding a focused conservation assessment of the Memorial. Additional funds will be needed to complete the assessment and develop recommendations to better preserve the Memorial into the future. As part of the project, the museum plans to nominate the Memorial to the National Register of Historic Places. Once the museum has the recommendations for preservation, we will apply for funding to support the needed work that will preserve the Memorial into the future. The altar stone was dedicated in 1918 and when completed in 1929, the Memorial was rededicated, making it 91 years old.
Thanks to the generosity of two donors who have offered a challenge of up to $10,000, any donation that you make now will be doubled! Your support will help offset the loss of revenue from admissions, events and rentals, because of the museum's closure. If you are able, please consider making a donation online today.
Exquisitely Connected
Submissions are coming in for the Exquisitely Connected Project. There's still time to be part of this web of connectivity! Click here for more info. 
Presented in collaboration with Monmouth Arts and Molly Gaston Johnson, who was part of the Exquisite Gorge Project; we thank her for her passion for art and communities.
Video Preview of A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing
You can now take a virtual peek at the exhibition A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing, which will be on view when the museum re-opens.
Teachers As Artists: Women of Influence
Teachers As Artists is an annual juried exhibition in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. In 2020 we invited regional arts educators to submit work influenced by women in their lives. Click here to see the exhibition online. 
Teachers as Artists is a partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association. The exhibition featuring Oregon arts educators is scheduled for the fall. Click here for information on submissions.

Maryhill Gift Certificates Available!

Purchase a Maryhill gift certificate to use later for admission or membership, or to use in the cafe or museum store. Gift certificates are available in $50 & $75 increments, and can be purchased here.
Other Ways to Enjoy Maryhill From Home 
Explore highlights from Maryhill’s collections online at Google Arts & Culture or on our website. We also offer lesson plans for hands-on art, and videos.
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Images Above: Maya Foty of Architectural Resources Group at Stonehenge Memorial; Recent submissions to the Exquisitely Connected project; Laura King (Shorecrest High School, Shoreline, WA), Red Stitched Dress with Roses on Green Background, thread and watercolor 11” x 14”; Abye Taner (Individual art educator, Bellevue, WA), Yayoi Kusama from My Eyes, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”.
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