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Blind Pilot to play benefit for Astoria Column October 23, 2015 (SOLD OUT!)

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Please join Blind Pilot and guests for a benefit show for the Astoria Column at Fort George Brewery. Friday, October 23, 2015  Doors open at 9pm. 21 and over. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Column Gift Shop or by calling 503-325-2963. All proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of Astoria Column to […]
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Collin Raye to Play Column Benefit October 25, 2015

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Country music artist Collin Raye will play a benefit concert on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the home of Eric Paulson in Astoria, Oregon. Raye has 24 top-ten records, 16 #1 hits, and is a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the $1 million restoration of the Astoria […]
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Friends of Astoria Column approved to proceed with $1 million restoration

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On April 20, 2015 the Astoria City Council approved plans presented by the nonprofit Friends of Astoria Column for a major restoration of the Column—a historic landmark that was dedicated in 1926 and is approaching 90 years of age. The restoration includes cleaning the exterior surface of the Column, including the series of historic murals that […]
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Exploring Astoria’s public art

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A Coast Weekend article detailing some of Astoria’s outdoor public art includes reference to the replica of Chief Concomly’s burial canoe, which is located at the Astoria Column site.
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Learn about restoring the Astoria Column

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On August 15, 2013, art conservator Dr. Frank Preusser spoke at the Fort George Lovell Showroom about his previous restoration work on the Column, as well as The Sphynx, Notre Dame and Angkor Wat. Proceeds from the event benefited the Astoria Column.
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Architect visits Astoria Column: ‘It’d be crazy not to want to help’

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The Friends of Astoria Column brought in renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin to view the Astoria Column site and discuss thoughts for a potential master plan for the park. “My first impression was one of delight and surprise,” Olin said. “It’s such an astonishing thing. It’s gorgeous, it’s beautiful, it’s big, it’s bold, it’s rich, […]
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