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Enjoy old-time tunes, pioneer instruments

by: COURTESY PHOTO - Rick Meyers has been performing at farmers markets, festivals, schools, parks, museums and historical centers for almost 40 years with his unusual instruments. Local musician Rick Meyers will bring his washboard and spoons to the Washington County Museum on Saturday, Dec. 14 — but not for household chores.

Meyers will make old-time music with these items along with his musical saw, banjo, guitar, noseflute, jewsharp and limberjack.

While performing, Meyers, who’s been performing with dance, music and folklore since 1976, will give the audience a history lesson and a chance to participate in the show.

He also works as a therapeutic music specialist at special care and assisted living facilities.

Meyers’ musical performance, starting at 11 a.m., will be part of the museum’s free pioneer-themed monthly family day. Crafts and activities for kids will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will also be other ongoing activities that Saturday — kids can practice packing a wagon for the Oregon Trail and making a Christmas ornament to take home and hang on the tree.

The museum is located at 120 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.




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