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VETERANS VISIT FREE: Military and family given free admission Nov. 8-10 at Oregon Historical Society

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active duty military, and their families will be admitted for free to the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 10. The museum will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Valid military ID is required at the admission counter to receive free admission — this includes any bearer of a Veterans Identification Card, a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve member.

This will be the opening weekend of the newest original exhibition “Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape.” Featuring stirring works by ten contemporary landscape photographers, “Place” attempts to capture the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between our own existence and nature’s elegance. Displayed alongside the artists’ photographs will be artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society’s museum and library collections. From antique cameras to vintage paperbacks, each artifact tells a story both about the artist and the region of Oregon their works capture.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission is $11, and is free every day to OHS members and Multnomah County residents. Plan your visit at ohs.org.

Day-use fees at most U.S. Forest Service recreation sites in Oregon and Washington will be waived on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to celebrate Veterans Day.

The fee-free day honors U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.

“Honoring veterans by waiving day-use fees is one way to recognize the contributions of those Americans who have served their country,” said U.S. Forest Service Fee Coordinator Jocelyn Biro. “We hope veterans will take this opportunity to visit the lands they helped protect.”

The administrative fee waiver of recreation-use fees applies annually on Veterans Day at public recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, as well as by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

Federal agencies are authorized to charge standard amenity fees, commonly known as day-use fees, at recreation sites in the Northwest. Most of those fees help maintain the sites on which the fees are collected.

This fee waiver applies to day-use fees at Forest Service recreation sites across Oregon and Washington. This includes many picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. Concession operations will continue to charge fees unless the permit holder wishes to participate. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions, or other permits will not be waived.

For more information on specific fee sites, call your local national forest or visit their website through www.fs.usda.gov.

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