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People of Our Past
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Local history comes alive at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 with the annual People of Our Past program. Five actors will portray real characters whose lives contributed to the development of the Wenatchee Valley. Characters will perform short monologues and occasionally interact as their lives intersect in 1905 Wenatchee.
This year’s characters are community builder Belle Culp Reeves (Emma Standerford), town sheriff and theater owner Ed Ferguson (Jeff Heminger), pioneer farmers Dora and M.O. Tibbits (Peter Kappler and Megan Kappler) and developer Arthur Gunn (David Harvill). Veteran Cynthia Brown is directing the show this year. The main floor performance area will be decked out to show the excitement of playing a part in the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland. Chelan County promoters pulled out all the stops to portray the Wenatchee Valley as a sunny utopia ripe for farming and business ventures.”
Four performances are scheduled. The 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday shows are by donation. A ticketed gala event at 6 p.m. Saturday includes historically themed food, wine and live music. Tickets are $40, or $35 for museum members, and may be purchased HERE