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Diplomats visit Rural Heritage Museum

June 06, 2012
  • President and CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Tom Riford, fourth from left, Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline and diplomatic representatives from 10 countries that visit the Rural Heritage Museum.
Courtesy of Rural Heritage Museum

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum hosted a tour and luncheon for diplomatic representatives from 10 countries — Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Egypt, Japan, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran and Spain.

The tour, which took place on Thursday, May 31, showed the visitors the Rural Heritage farmstead, gardens, village and museum building. Tom Riford, president and CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed the group, provided welcome bags and shared Washington County history during the tour. 

Washington County Master Gardeners educated the group on the history and plants of the German Four-Square Garden. Rural Heritage Museum volunteers shared the history of the buildings and items within the museum facility.

The Diplomatic Representatives were then served a lunch prepared by museum volunteers that included slippery pot pie, pepper cole slaw, pickled vegetables and preserves. Artisan bread was also served after baking in the outdoor wood fired bread oven by the museum bread guild.

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