3 Klamath Museums Open for Independence Day
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - July 3rd, 2012 -
The Klamath County Museum, Baldwin Hotel Museum, and Fort Klamath Museum will be open on Independence Day.
All three Klamath County Museum facilities will be open on Independence Day.Additionally, a special open house will be held at the Francis “Van” Landrum Wayside at 10 a.m. Wednesday.The Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, with special exhibits on military veterans from the Klamath Basin on display. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for adults and teens, and free for youth 12 and under
The Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special tour featuring the architecture of the four-story Baldwin building will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. Admission for the architecture tour is $5 for adults and $4 for teens and seniors. Children 12 and under are free.
The Fort Klamath Museum, 35 miles north of Klamath Falls on Highway 62, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On display at Fort Klamath this summer is a McClellan saddle that was used at the military post in the late 1800s. Admission at Fort Klamath is free, with donations encouraged.
Wednesday will mark 166 years since a company led by Jesse Applegate traversed the Lower Klamath Lake area at the Landrum Wayside site, as they were blazing the southern route of the Oregon Trail.
The Landrum Wayside was established beside Highway 97 at the Oregon-California border in 1996, or 150 years after the Applegate crossing.
Museum manager Todd Kepple will conduct a brief program at the site at 10 a.m. Wednesday, to be followed by a work party to clear weeds and brush at the site.
For more information call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 883-4208.
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