All Aboard for Salmon, Oysters, Ales and Rails


Timber Heritage Society's annual open house and fundraiser. - SUBMITTED
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  • Timber Heritage Society's annual open house and fundraiser.

Join the Timber Heritage Association for an afternoon of all the good stuff: eats, artifacts, artisans and more at Salmon, Oysters, Ales and Rails on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Samoa Roundhouse (free admission, $20 salmon dinner, $10 hot dog lunch).

The Timber Heritage Society's annual open house fundraiser is a fantastic opportunity to learn about local logging and railroad history all while helping support the THA's efforts to restore the historic Roundhouse and continue to bring awareness about a bygone era. The event is particularly special this year as it marks the 125th anniversary of the initial building (1893) of the Vance Lumber Company (purchased by Hammond Lumber Company and continued operation into the 1950s), the Samoa Cookhouse and the town of Samoa. Bruce Seivertson, president of the Timber Heritage Association says, "Sharing the history, buildings, and culture of the Vance/Hammond Lumber Company has always been foremost in the THA's objectives."

Stop by the family friendly event and hop aboard a speeder car and take a ride back in time, listen to live music by the Redwood Dixie-Gators, check out the artisan vendors, blacksmithing demos, hit-and-miss engines, historic artifact collection and the Samoa shops open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the barbecued salmon dinner are available at the event. Of course, oysters, beer and wine also available.

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