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Rice Museum Awarded People’s Choice Award for Best Attraction in Washington County

We are honored to announce that the Washington County Visitors Association of Oregon awarded a new “People’s Choice” award to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals for best attraction. The award was presented to the museum’s executive director, curator, and board members in an awards luncheon hosted by the Washington County Visitors Association …

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Rice Northwest Museum Honored with Cultural Tourism Award

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is proud to announce receipt of the 2012 Cultural Tourism Award from the Washington County Visitors Association of Oregon. The annuals Stakeholder Appreciation Luncheon and Tourism Awards were held May 11, 2012, and was one of six local businesses honored with Tourism Industry Awards.

Rare John Veevaert Collection of Benitoite at Rice Northwest Museum

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is proud to announce the John Veevaert Collection of Benitoite will be on exhibit June 27th, 2012 until March 18, 2013. This is the first time a portion of the Veevaert collection has been on public exhibition. Benitoite is a cyclosilicate. Cyclosilicates are also known as ring …

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Rice Northwest Museum Featured on Grant’s Getaways

The Rice Northwest Museum was featured recently on Travel Oregon’s Grant’s Getaways program for KGW-TV (Portland) as a “Gem Of A Museum.” The video and article by Grant McOmie explores the Williamette Valley’s unique geological history, and how the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals not just preserves that history but helps you understand …

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