The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center inspires dynamic connections to our region’s unique heritage. Through creative programs, exhibits and publications, we tell the stories of the people who have built our community. The Museum strives to foster an appreciation for the preservation and celebration of our collective community memory.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates with the support of the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. We are housed in two historic federal-style downtown buildings that served early Wenatchee as the Post Office & Annex.
The Museum is proud to share a variety of exhibits interpreting life in the Valley of the mid-Columbia dating back to the Ice Age. From 11,500-year-old Clovis points discovered in an East Wenatchee orchard through trade goods used by Native Americans in centuries past to household articles used in Wenatchee homes around 1900, the past comes alive at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.
More recent history is highlighted as well: the landing in Wenatchee of the world’s first trans-Pacific flight in 1931; a comprehensive look at Washington’s apple industry; and ever-changing art and cultural exhibits in our Main Gallery. Coyote’s Corner, with hands-on art activities, and the working model of the Great Northern Railway crossing the Cascades are a hit with kids of all ages.