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The REACH Holds Opening Events in Richland

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A project more than a decade in the making hits its final milestone this week. The REACH is finally opening its doors to the community. A project more than a decade in the making hits its final milestone this week. The REACH is finally opening its doors to the community.
RICHLAND, WA - A project more than a decade in the making hits its final milestone this week.

The REACH is finally opening its doors to the community.

Congressman Doc Hastings as well as donors, volunteers and community members gathered at the REACH Monday evening to commemorate an ongoing legacy.

They raised the flag at the REACH for the first time and it is all part of opening week.

Senator Patty Murray says it has been a long journey but after seeing the REACH complete, it is worth it! She took part in the ribbon cutting Monday afternoon.

"It's very exciting to be here today," she said "and now that it is open to know that it's going to continue to grow and continue to be able to educate people into the future...with new plans on the maps already, I'm very excited," Senator Murray said. 

Murray played an essential part in making the REACH a reality, fighting for funding and legislation to preserve the history of Hanford and the area. 

"It's part of my family's history, its part of this regions history and now families for generations will be able to learn and know it as well, I'm very very proud of this," added Murray.

Fred Raab, Richland Public Facilities District Board President said "this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a great week and a great day everyday at the REACH."

The REACH has lots of events planned this week including concerts, performances and tours.

"We're going to have a thank you for the folks at CREHST who kept the dream alive for many years of having a museum dedicated to this region which now has transformed into the REACH," Raab added. 

REACH hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Evening: By appointment

Admission: Adults: $8
Students (18 w/I.D.): $6
Seniors: $6
5 and younger: Free

For concerts, shows and performance information click here. 
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