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Early Wenatchee Stories: Lost Treasure

Lost Treasure Near Old Blewett Written by Ken Cramer WVMCC Board Member and Collections Volunteer There are several legends and tales of buried treasures throughout the state of Washington. Since word of mouth is the only proof we have that they actually exist, no one knows for sure if the stories are true. So for…

Lost Treasure Near Old Blewett Written by Ken Cramer WVMCC Board Member and Collections Volunteer There are several legends and...

Native Heritage Bus Tour a Success!

Last May, participants in the museum’s Native Heritage Bus Tour program were treated to a tour of Moses Coulee with Wenatchi Band descendant Randy Lewis as guide. This was a rare opportunity to learn the text to an ancient storybook. Randy’s beautiful words, woven in a tapestry of English and Salish, represent hundreds of years…

Last May, participants in the museum’s Native Heritage Bus Tour program were treated to a tour of Moses Coulee with...

Early Wenatchee Stories: Moonshiners

Moonshiners 1923-1931 Written by Ken Cramer WVMCC Board Member and Collections Volunteer   A newspaper article written many years ago about the Sheriff of Douglas County, Art Boddy, between 1923 and 1931 told many moonshiner stories. But, the one story written below was most interesting to the then Sheriff of Douglas County. Sheriff Boddy quoted,…

Moonshiners 1923-1931 Written by Ken Cramer WVMCC Board Member and Collections Volunteer   A newspaper article written many years ago...

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....

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....

New exhibit features treasures from Misawa

In the 85 years since Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon made their historic non-stop, trans-Pacific flight in their airplane, Miss Veedol, from Misawa, Japan, to East Wenatchee, the world has changed a great deal. Yet the bond between the two cities has grown. Many symbols of that friendship will be on display at the Wenatchee…

In the 85 years since Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon made their historic non-stop, trans-Pacific flight in their airplane, Miss...