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February 2018

People of Our Past

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 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…

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People of Our Past

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunday, February 25 A living history performance featuring key historical figures in Wenatchee Valley.

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March 2018

First Friday

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission is free all day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on the first Friday of every month, and hours are extended to 8pm with light refreshments offered after 5:00.

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: A River Film

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“A River Film” is a story about people, and how they have, over many years, constructed a relationship with a river to support the needs and aspirations of many users, while working to maintain the environment that supports those differing priorities.   The central player in the story is the river, but the story can’t be told without a focus on the people of the region. Their story concerns complex relationships with other people, fish, and the wider Columbia Basin.…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series – Elwha: A River Reborn

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Elwha River is resurgent with new life thanks to the largest dam removal project anywhere in the world. A true watershed-scale recovery, Elwha River Chinook are swimming once again to the foot of the Olympic Mountains, with 70 miles of habitat reopened to them. Come hear the unfolding story of the Elwha’s renewal with award-winning author Lynda V. Mapes. Mapes, a Seattle Times reporter, is an associate of the Harvard Forest of Harvard University and was recognized by NOAA…

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Trivia Night!

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trivia Night @ The Museum Friday, March 30 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM $1 per person Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia for local history buffs, culture gurus and museum lovers from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your friends and meet some of the smartest people around. Test your knowledge of museum exhibits, Wenatchee valley history, natural science, music and current events. There will be six rounds with five questions each. Each round will have…

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April 2018

Sewapalooza: Spring Break Classes

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 3:30 pm

Spring Break Classes: April 3rd - 6th Combining sewing with electronics, students in these two classes will be using sewing machines, conductive thread and hand sewing techniques to create wearable gadgets that light up, play sounds and move. Make an electronic circuit with interesting light effects using sewable LED lights and a programmable board. Then keep sewing your circuit skills and techniques to choose from many soft circuit projects, from light-up superhero capes and stuffed animals to purring animal pillows and…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: United by Water

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

United by Water shows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1943. The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016 from the building of the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey and the landing at Kettle Falls by the tribal canoe families. This moving film highlights the need to recognize the importance of salmon runs in the Columbia River and our shared journey to reconnect to the…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Leave it to Beavers

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beavers are one of nature’s most industrious critters and their hydro-engineering activities transform the landscape. Nearly trapped to extinction for their fur and hunted as pests, a growing number of scientists and resource managers are looking to beavers to reverse water shortages and restore fish and wildlife habitat. Trout Unlimited is excited to host an evening dedicated to beaver history, ecology and ecosystem services, including the film, Leave it to Beavers, a guest presentation, and more.   NEW THIS YEAR:…

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Earth Day Science Fair

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet local scientists, participate in hands-on projects, build with LEGO Free event at the museum includes LEGO Robotics and Apple Sorter demonstrations, earth science activities, a water filtration station and much more!

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