World’s Largest Apple Pie 20th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, August 16: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
The Apple Capital of the World needed to be home to the World’s Largest Apple Pie. And so it was, 20 years ago, that the museum set out to gain that title. It took a lot of work and a lot of apples, but in the end, we were victorious! The Guinness Book of World Records declared it to be true.
Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this achievement. Come see photos of the massive oven that was constructed. Hear about how such an incredible, edible pie was made. Watch as we unveil the new sign that will soon grace the north end of town. Eat apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Relish the record with us!
Free admission. Donations always welcome.
Saturday, Aug. 19: 9:00am to 5:00pm
On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The Wenatchee Valley Museum is offering a guided tour of the Wellington site. The tour also will visit four other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the history of the Great Northern Railway Company.
Historian and museum curator Melanie Wachholder of Wenatchee will lead the tour. Tour goers will meet at the Wenatchee Valley Museum at 9 a.m. to hear an overview of GNR history, view photos and artifacts from the Wellington Disaster, and board a tour bus. The bus will then will travel west on U.S. Highway 2, stopping for discussion at several points of interest. The final stop will be the interpretive site at Wellington, where participants will have lunch and take a half-mile walk around the area of the disaster. Those who wish may take a longer hike along the Iron Goat Trail.
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Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert
Friday, August 25: 6:30pm
The Wurlitzer Theater Organ concert will be held on August 25th at
6:30pm. A special silent film and Liberty Theater pipe organ concert. $15 concert admission includes light snacks and beverages.
Free Children’s Art Class: Jar Aquariums
Saturday, August 26: 10:00am – 11:00am
Summer Saturdays at the museum. These hour long art classes are FREE for children age 4+ and their caregivers to do together. Only 20 spots are available, so make sure and reserve your spot now! Come to 1 or all 4. All classes start at 10:00 am and will be taught by local artist, Natalee Aalgaard.
The Great Escape Geology Tour
Saturday, September 9: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ice Age Floods using the Grand Coulee and the Upper Crab Creek drainages, filled the Quincy Basin at a rate up to 16.5 million cubic meters of water per second. This tour will examine the incredible erosive consequences of the floodwaters escaping the Quincy Basin, via Lynch, Potholes and Frenchman Springs Coulees. In addition, we examine the eight mile wide Drumheller Channels, through which most of the Quincy Basin floodwaters drained largely down the Lower Crab Creek drainage, toward the Columbia River at Beverly, Washington. Reserve your place now!
Fire and Ice Geology Tour
Saturday, October 14: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tour shows you the site of the largest landslide to have occurred in the country. You will learn to read and thereby understand the features of the basalt cliffs. Once upon the Waterville Plateau, you will see evidence of the continental ice sheet that once covered this area: Withrow Terminal Moraine, Kames, Eskars, Drumlins an Kettles. See the Grand Terrace At Brewster and the source of the Glacial Erratics that cover so much of the Waterville Plateau. Finally, we will see the volcanic feeder dikes at pine canyon. Grab some tickets now!