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September 2018

Arctic Dance: The Mardy Murie Story

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As a naturalist, author, and conservationist, Mardy Murie was an ordinary American who was an exceptional advocate for wilderness and is now known as the mother of the American Conservation movement. She and her husband, Olaus, worked as advocates for wilderness conservation and were instrumental in the establishment of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge Act and the passage of the Wilderness Act. Following the documentary co-sponsor FUSE will provide a voter registration training as a way for citizens to engage…

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Young Professionals Week: Museum Trivia

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Wenatchee Downtown Association’s Young Professionals Week at the museum! We’ll be hosting a trivia night. Form your teams in advance or meet your team when you get here. Making new friends is just part of the fun of YP Week! Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. No-host bar and snacks available. Please note, this will be held in the Museum Annex building. Look for the signs and balloons.  Plenty of parking is available in the lot…

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Pipe Organ Concert

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dave and Sandy Gellatly in memory of David N. Gellatly, Jr. invite you to join them for an organ concert featuring organist Dave Wickerham. A California native, Wickerham’s career has spanned the country, from training in Arizona to decades of work in Chicago, Wisconsin, Las Vegas, Florida, and Michigan. His concerts have taken him on tours to Australia and New Zealand and won him the “Organist of the Year” award by American Theatre Organ Society. $5 donation

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October 2018

First Friday free public opening: Edward S. Curtis

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Browse this featured exhibit featuring a representative selection of photographic prints from Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian Project, a 20-volume publication compiled by Curtis between 1907 and 1930 documenting the remaining intact North American tribes of the American West. Enhancing the photographic exhibit are interpretative text panels and relevant displays of objects from the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s permanent collection. The free public opening includes light refreshments and live Native American flute music by Arnold Cleveland.

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Ice Age Flooding and Glaciation in the Columbia River Valley Geology Tour

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jim O’Connor of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), one of the preeminent experts on the Missoula Floods, and Brent Cunderla will be your guides on a tour focused on the ice age floods and glaciation in the Columbia River Valley from Moses Coulee to Pateros. The tour, slated for 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, Oct. 6 begins and ends at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Topics for the tour include the Missoula and other floods and…

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Edward S. Curtis members-only reception and Salmon Feast

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Native American elder Randy Lewis for a traditional blessing of water and salmon at the opening of the Edward S. Curtis exhibit. One of the Plateau tribes’ most significant ceremonies is the First Salmon Feast, marking the arrival of salmon to traditional fishing grounds. Lewis will retell origin stories related to the Creator’s calling of a grand council of the plants and animals to help feed and care for the newest of creations: humans. Following a prayer of thanksgiving,…

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The Epic Journey of Miss Veedol

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This film documents the 1931 record-breaking Transpacific flight of Miss Veedol using modern footage combined with historic clips. Voortex productions has updated the story of an amazing aeronautical feat that has become part of Wenatchee Valley legend. Piloted by Clyde Pangborn and co-piloted by Hugh Herndon, Jr, the Bellanca aircraft become the first airplane to fly non-stop across the northern Pacific Ocean.

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Rock Island Rapids of the Columbia – Talk with William Layman and Randy Lewis

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

While Edward Curtis’ mission was to document the lives of American Indians, Wenatchee’s own Columbia River Archaeological Society focused on a singular island, destined to disappear behind the Columbia’s first dam in 1931.  Rock Island rapids was one of the great fisheries of the Columbia – a place of deafening sound that shook you to the bone.  To Native Peoples, the island was and remains holy, made sacred by generations of Ancestors who traveled across the river’s swift channels to…

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Tule Mat Workshop

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The museum will host an all-day weaving workshop led by Wanapum elder and master weaver Angela Buck. The workshop with feature the versatile tule, or bulrush, as raw material, to create a sitting mat that can be used for yoga, picnics or even as an insulating layer on the dining room table. Wanapum tribal elders skilled in the art of tule weaving lead the class. Historically, the Wanapum, or River People, created houses out of mats made from the tall reed…

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Ice Age Floods Geological Trails Tour

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The bus tour will follow the large loop described in the Wenatchee Valley Ice Age Floods Geological Trails map, available at the museum and the Wenatchee Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau and will explore the tremendous legacy of the ice age floods, a major player in the geologic landscape of North Central Washington. Guests on the tour will see the evidence of a series of raging floods so powerful that towering waves studded with glacial icebergs tossed giant boulders downstream…

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