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Noteworthy Wenatchee Valley Early Day Stories – Early Moonshiners Story 1923-1931

Ken Cramer is a Wenatchee Valley Museum Board Member and regular volunteer in the museum Collections Department. As Ken and his wife, Bev, work through the reference files that have been collected over the past several decades, they come across many interesting stories. Ken is writing these blog posts to share some of these stories…

Ken Cramer is a Wenatchee Valley Museum Board Member and regular volunteer in the museum Collections Department. As Ken and...

Sneak Peek: New Native Heritage Tour

Randy Lewis is a fantastic story teller!  He knows how to paint a picture. How to keep you engaged. How to have you learning without realizing it. Here’s a preview of the new Native Heritage Tour: Moses Coulee.  Watch. Then sign up. His tours usually sell out! Don’t get shut out of this great opportunity!  …

Randy Lewis is a fantastic story teller!  He knows how to paint a picture. How to keep you engaged. How...

Historic Homes Tour Details

  ** SOLD OUT** Thanks to all who purchased tickets.  We are pleased to be able to bring this experience to our valley. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be on a list of pre-paid participants. You can pick up your wrist band Friday or Saturday at the museum. Or Sunday, get…

  ** SOLD OUT** Thanks to all who purchased tickets.  We are pleased to be able to bring this experience...

2016 In Review

If you haven’t noticed lately, there’s an awful lot going on at the museum these days. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from 2016.

If you haven’t noticed lately, there’s an awful lot going on at the museum these days. Here’s a look at...

Museum Honors Partners at Annual Meeting

Annual meetings don’t have to be ho-hum, as the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center proved once again this year. Its recent annual meeting featured lots of laughs, a short video, dinner and seven awards – all in two hours. The evening highlighted volunteers, museum affiliates and partners who helped advance its mission and earn…

Annual meetings don’t have to be ho-hum, as the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center proved once again this year....

Wells House Celebrates Renovations

On Friday May 12th, the public will have the rare the opportunity for a special tour of the Historic Wells House. A fundraiser is being hosted to celebrate the completion of the first phase of preservation project on the 107 year old home. The event – Wells House Revealed – will take participants through never before…

On Friday May 12th, the public will have the rare the opportunity for a special tour of the Historic Wells House....

Wellington Tour Returns!

The popular Wellington tour returns to Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center! On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The guided tour also will visit four other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the…

The popular Wellington tour returns to Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center! On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in...

NEW Native Heritage Tour Focuses on Moses Coulee

We are thrilled to be able to offer a new Native Heritage tour this season. Explore significant cultural sites of the Sinkiuse people including paint gathering, projectile manufacturing and cave locations with guide Randy Lewis. Randy Lewis grew up with a strong understanding and sense of place within Native American Columbia Plateau indigenous society. Lewis…

We are thrilled to be able to offer a new Native Heritage tour this season. Explore significant cultural sites of...

HS Art Show Awards Presented

The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum through May 6.  Regional Awards were presented on Saturday, March 11, to the winners in eight different categories plus “Best of Show” at this year’s Award Ceremony. Jurors chose from pieces submitted by students from 15 North Central Washington…

The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum through May 6.  Regional...

Remembering Wilfred Woods

North Central Washington lost a visionary and community leader this past February. Wilfred’s influence and energy has transformed the region and is present in some of our best loved organizations, institutions and community projects. As the community comes together to celebrate and honor Wilf, we are remembering Wilf here at the museum and invite you…

North Central Washington lost a visionary and community leader this past February. Wilfred’s influence and energy has transformed the region...

Volunteer Sign Up

Here is the form to sign up to be a volunteer at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.

Here is the form to sign up to be a volunteer at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.

So much to be thankful for

As Americans gathered to count their blessings last week, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center found itself especially grateful. In the last two weeks, the museum has been awarded seven grants and one very special opportunity. The Forest Classroom Project –The forest classroom project brings students to the forest for a field experience designed…

As Americans gathered to count their blessings last week, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center found itself especially grateful....