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Don't forget how important access to archives and repositories is to the aging population, I would argue, to their very mental health. Suddenly, after 65, many of us panic about saving our family histories and artifacts that might be important to the community at large. The first place many think of for getting advice on how to begin this emotional process is the museum in our hometown. I am the daughter of European immigrants who arrived in Oregon City in the early 40s. I had no idea then what an historical place my family was living in, nor how it fits into their ancestors' centuries-long history of migrations.
I am doing something about the museum closings. The Clackamas Heritage Partners Executive Director David Porter and the Board President Dan Fowler have welcomed me and my ideas to contact people from my childhood years. especially those, who like myself, spent many years away from our hometown. I want to get them on board to give long-term support to the fabulous museums of Oregon City. The meeting on March 31 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory is a first step.
Rosanne Gostovich Royer
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