PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Historical Society (UCHS) Board of Directors announced a newly created development and membership position to expand membership base, oversee donor relations and significantly increase the society’s fundraising initiatives.

“Signature events like the Heritage Dinner and Terrific Tuesdays will continue and a world-class exhibit to draw tourists from the highway is planned,” said board president Tom Winn in a press release. “This work will require an addition to the current educated staff and dedicated volunteer base; it’s a wonderful career opportunity for the most qualified candidate.”

UCHS was established in 1974. The museum, located at 108 S.W. Frazer Ave. in Pendleton, offers exhibit galleries housed in the former train depot. Built in 1909, it was used for railroad operations until 1984. A major facility expansion completed in fall 2004 included adding a new wing and entry pavilion, renovating the depot, and adding new landscaping. UCHS also owns and operates the Community Thrift Shop, 138 S.E. Court Ave., in Pendleton.

For more information, contact Winn at 541-379-8893.

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