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New Museum Exhibit opening this weekend on the Elwha Restoration
Voices of the Elwha opens Saturday, December 8 at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, at 319 2nd Ave. S.
Designed and put together by six students in the museology graduate program at the University of Washington, the exhibit, called Voices of the Elwha have assembled a variety of perspectives to tell the story of the transformation underway in the Elwha during the largest dam removal project ever.
Two coho salmon upriver from the former Elwha Dam, removed in March, 2012
Photo courtesy of National Park Service
Thomas Aldwell, the developer of Elwha Dam,built without fish passage in 1910, the salmon, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the restoration project are all featured in the exhibit.
The exhibit runs through the end of April. For more information, call 206-220-4240.
The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. except for closures on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission is free.
To learn more about the restoration, see our special report in the Seattle Times.