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Curator's Corner Loving Cup Trophies

Curator’s Corner: Loving Cup Trophies

Join Collections Coordinator Anna Spencer for Curator’s Corner at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Anna gives us an up-close look at two Loving Cup trophies awarded in the early 1900’s at the National Apple Show held in Spokane, WA. Learn who received these awards and what categories they won.


The National Apple show was held from 1908 to 1918 in Spokane, WA where Wenatchee and Yakima Valleys were awarded best apples.The Wenatchee Valley swept the first National Apple Show in 1908 taking all the grand prizes not just in the state but over all the apple producing states in the U.S.

A loving cup is a large ornamental vessel that is commonly used as a presentation trophy or as a shared drinking container at ceremonial events such as weddings. Loving cups usually feature two handles and are made of silver. Learn more about the Loving Cup at:

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