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Grant County museums ready to open again

Area museums that have been closed through the winter are prepping to open again for the season.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on April 29, 2014 2:33PM


’Tis the season for opening day at museums.

Actually some Grant County museums and historical groups operate year-round, while others are gearing up to re-open soon for the summer months.

Here’s the schedule and information on each location:

• Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum and Interpretive Center, 125 N.W. Canton St., John Day, 541-575-2800. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. No admission fee, although donations are welcome. Open May 1-Oct. 31.

Admission to the museum is by guided tours only, which are led at the top of each hour.

• Grant County Historical Museum, 101 S. Canyon City Blvd., Canyon City, 541-575-0362. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission: Adults, $4; Seniors, $3.50; children ages 7-17, $2; children under 6, free. Opens Thursday, May 1.

• Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, 241 E. Main St., John Day. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Admission: Adults, $3, children under 12, free. Opens May 1.

• DeWitt Museum at Depot Park, Bridge and Main streets, Prairie City, 541-820-3330. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $3. Opens Wednesday, May 14.

• John Day Fossil Beds National Monument’s Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, Highway 19, one mile north of Highway 26, 541-987-2333. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays and other days, due to light staffing. Admission is free; donations accepted. Open year-round.

• Grant County Genealogical Society Research Center, Parsonage building behind Historic Advent Church, West Main Street in John Day, 541-932-4718 or 541-575-2757. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Open year-round.

• Long Creek Historical Society, meets the fourth Friday of every month. The group plans to relocate the settlers fort built in 1878, and build an interpretive site and museum. Call 541-421-3621 for more information.



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