The Franklin County Historical Museum is unveiling a new exhibit centered on efforts to end the Cold War.
Called “Glasnost and Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest,” it debuts March 17 when the museum re-opens for the spring.
The re-opening celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. and includes a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a corned beef and cabbage lunch, plus music from Skweez the Weezle.
Gwen Whiting, Washington State Museum head curator, will speak about the new exhibit at 1 p.m.
It’s presented by the Franklin County Historical Society and Washington State History Museum, and offers “an invigorating plunge into how citizen diplomacy in Washington and the greater Northwest contributed to the thawing of the Cold War,” a news release said.
A members-only preview party is planned the night before the public debut.