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Clackamas County Historical Society reduces costs for people receiving food assistance.

The Museum of the Oregon Territory's normally $8 admission is only $3 is you have a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card for receiving food assistance.

Anyone presenting a SNAP benefits card can purchase $3 museum admission for up to four people. Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Stephen Greenwood said that the initiative is part of the Museum of the Oregon Territory's broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences.COURTESY PHOTO - A crane aids in installing the new HVAC system on May 4 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.

Museum of the Oregon Territory announced this month that it has joined Museums for All, a program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children's Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 850 museums across the country.

MOOT overlooks Willamette Falls, which transformed the region's industry through powering mills and electricity, as demonstrated through exhibits at the museum. MOOT is home to Native American petroglyphs and artifacts, the original 1850 Oregon City and 1851 San Francisco plat maps, a piece of the Willamette Meteorite, and original belongings of 19th century immigrants to Clackamas County. In addition, there are thousands of other objects, photographs and documents that reflect Clackamas County history and culture.

Located at 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City, MOOT is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is normally $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17 and $7 for seniors age 65 and up. Veterans get free admission with ID.

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