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Museum Temporarily Closed to Public

Wenatchee, Wash. – (Mar. 16, 2020) The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has been in touch with the Chelan-Douglas Health District as developments about the virus have unfolded. As Washington state government officials are taking steps to keep our public spaces, our communities, and our children safe and healthy, the Museum has made the decision to temporarily close both the Museum and the Wells House to the public, beginning immediately. The Museum has already cancelled or rescheduled all upcoming events, programs, and tours through April 5.

“At this time, we believe this is the right decision to support local and state-wide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our community, guests, and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and reevaluate the need for continued closure of our facilities in the coming weeks,” said WVMCC executive director Keni Sturgeon. “We cannot wait to welcome the public back to the Museum.”

While the Museum buildings are closed, staff will continue to work both on and off site finding ways to be there for our community. Digital content will become available soon to bring the Museum to you.

The public can stay updated on when the Museum will be reopening by visiting, subscribing to the Museum email newsletter, and by following the Museum on social media: on Facebook @wenatcheemuseum and on Instagram @wvmuseum.

Please visit the Museum website for the latest information or email [email protected] with specific questions.

About the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

At the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center we gather, engage, and educate people to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences, and rich diversity of our region. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates with the support of the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, as well as private donors. The Museum is housed in two historic federal-style downtown buildings that served early Wenatchee as the Post Office and Annex. For more information, check the Museum’s website at, follow us on Facebook @wenatcheemuseum, join us on Instagram @wvmuseum, or contact the Museum at 509-888-6240.


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