What is Confluence?

Learn about Confluence, an unprecedented interpretive artwork by artist Maya Lin at six sites along the Columbia River basin.

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Find maps, driving directions and visitor hours for each Confluence site.

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Join the generous community of Confluence donors who support a positive, prestigious and far-reaching project.

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Partners

A variety of artisans, partners, community leaders, government officials and staff help bring Confluence to life. Principal figures are noted here.

Contact Us

Email info@confluenceproject.org
Phone 360-693-0123
Fax 360-693-7770

Mailing Address:
1109 East 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661

Celilo Falls

Celilo Falls Home Movie Surfaces

March 9, 2017

We Need Your Help Identifying the People in This Video

This newly unearthed home movie of Celilo Falls has never been seen publicly until now. 

David Briggs' parents moved from the Midwest to the Coos Bay, Oregon area in early 1948. They thought they had moved to the end of the earth. Sometime that summer or the next year, they took a sightseeing trip around Oregon, visiting Crater Lake and the Columbia Gorge among other places. Briggs' dad shot 8mm movies, including some footage of Celilo Falls. David tells us he is pleased to be able to share it with the wider community. The unearthed film emerged just before the 60th anniversary of the flooding of Celilo Falls on Friday, March 10th. more >

More News

March 24, 2017

Upcoming Events at Confluence

Legacy Maker Dinner Please join us for an evening of thought-provoking stories and inspiring performances. Together we're creating a legacy.  Presented by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer &...   more >

January 3, 2017

Together, We're Creating a Legacy

Legacy Maker Dinner Presented byThe Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE FoundationArlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer Dear Friend of Confluence, We are sad to report that we have postponed our dinner. The weather is...   more >

November 21, 2016

Before The End Of The Year, Help Connect Students Kids To Columbia River Cultures

Dear Friend of Confluence, #ConfluenceConnects students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and tradition keepers who share what it means to be from the river,...   more >

October 14, 2016

Confluence Story Gatherings Honor Indigenous Voices

Confluence is currently organizing a series of public forums that are intended to elevate indigenous voices in our understanding of the Columbia River system. Confluence Story Gatherings are story-driven discussions,...   more >

July 28, 2016

Introducing Tributaries: A Confluence History Blog

Stories are like tributaries. They shape the landscape as they confluence with other waters flowing toward the ocean. The history of the Columbia River system is filled with countless tales...   more >

June 23, 2016

Tremendous School Year at Confluence

With the 2015-16 school year ended, we’re excited to report thousands of students at 11 schools across nine districts on both sides of the Columbia River worked with native artists...   more >

April 25, 2016

April News From Confluence

Confluence Students Get Outdoors One of the key features of Confluence in the Classroom is actually getting students out of the classroom. Field trips to culturally significant places connect kids more...   more >

April 18, 2016

Summer Internship At Confluence

Confluence is looking for an intern this summer for 12 weeks for Confluence Online. We're building a digital interpretive experience that documents and provides access to significant stories about the...   more >