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Leth Retires From CREHST

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Richland, WA- After spending 12 years concentrating on the past, the director of the CREHST Museum is now looking to the future.

Gwen Leth retired today. One of the founders, Leth guided CREHST from a small museum to an exhibition center with several education programs and 75 volunteers of scientists, engineers and teachers.

Leth considers her retirement as a changing of the guard. "We've just been able to be caretakers of the story. The Tri-Cities has such a unique history. You combine the ice age floods, and certainly the involvement of the native Americans, Hanford, and the early settlers."

Leth says she'll remain active with the museum and continue serving on the board developing the Hanford Reach information center.

The new CREHST director is Ellen Low, who has been on leave of absence completing her master's degree in Conservation of Historic Objects at Lincoln University in London, England.