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“Our People, Our Place” Opens

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“Our People, Our Place,” a new permanent exhibit exploring the history of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, officially opened at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 5.

“This exhibit has been a long time in the making,” museum director Sandy Cohen said. “It includes photos and artifacts from the museum’s collection that interpret many themes in our community’s history, from Chinese miners and Native Americans through pioneers and early business people to PUDs, manufacturing, retail and media today.”

“Our People, Our Place” includes several hands-on activities related to historical themes including a juggling station near the Wenatchee Youth Circus display, adjusting and looking through a spyglass at the steamboat station, and trying out a stethoscope next to the doctor’s office. Period clothing, the interior of a pioneer kitchen, and a general store stocked with 1900s-era merchandise also add to the authenticity of the exhibit, Cohen said.

The museum is located at 127 South Mission Street in Wenatchee. For more information, call 888-6240 or visit

Photo: The late Chet Endrizzi was Chula the Clown for decades, in the Wenatchee Youth Circus.

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