Officials for the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center will have a groundbreaking ceremony in the west end of Columbia Park on Wednesday.
The event is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and includes a meet-and-greet, blessing by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, symbolic turning of dirt and live music performances.
Parking is available at Bateman Marina.
The groundbreaking is for the first phase of the interpretive center project.
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The museum is intended to tell the story of Hanford's role in winning World War II and the Cold War, as well as the history, geology, flora and fauna of the region.