Continuing with its "preservation success" series, the Lower Columbia Preservation Society's fall program, "The McMenamins' Story."

It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St. in Astoria.

McMenamins' owners are brothers, Brian and Mike McMenamin, who are pioneers of Northwest microbreweries and historic hotels.

Tim Hills, historian for McMenamins, will present the slide program.

Linda Oldenkamp, organizer of the program, said Hills has an enviable job. "When a new site is selected for a McMenamins brewpub and/or hotel, it is Hills' job to research the history of the new site, the neighborhood and the community," she said. "From his research, McMenamins then incorporates the unique culture of the area into the new facility. The McMenamin brothers are creative geniuses who love historic buildings and artwork and have learned to use both in their facilities."

The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be time for questions afterward.

The Lower Columbia Preserva- tion Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "preserve, protect and promote the historic architecture in the Lower Columbia region." For more information, call 325-3981.

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