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County historical society seeking board members

Annual meeting slated in November


EPHRATA — Wanted: volunteers interested in helping preserve Grant County’s historical heritage.

Prospective candidates are being sought for the Grant County Historical Society’s board of directors, who oversee operations at the county museum in Ephrata.

President Rita Mayrant said several current board members have ongoing medical issues which limit their participation, and the group, overall, is aging.

“We’re hoping some area residents would be interested in serving, and that would include younger people with an interest in the county’s history,” said Mayrant.

The nine-member board is comprised of three at-large positions and two positions from each of the county’s three commissioner districts.

Due to changes in commission boundaries, the GCHS board now has no representative from District 3, which includes Quincy, Royal City, Mattawa, and a small portion of the Moses Lake area; and only one from District 2, which represents the greater Moses Lake/Warden area.

Commissioner District 1 includes Ephrata, Soap Lake, Wilson Creek, a small portion of Moses Lake, and the northern-county communities of Coulee City, Hartline, and Grand Coulee.

Any prospective candidates must first be members of the local historical society.

The GCHS board will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and three board positions will be up for election. Board members are volunteers serving staggered three-year terms.

The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ephrata American Legion Post, 276 Eighth Ave. NW. The museum is located at 742 Basin St. NW.

For more information, contact Mayrant at 509/750-4555 or museum director Pat Witham at 509/754-2062.

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