Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Holds 17th Annual Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest
City of Wenatchee to present Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards
The annual Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest will be held on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. This free event is held in celebration of the rich diversity of our region and sponsored by Amerigroup an Anthem Company, Chelan County PUD, and iFIBER Communications. The Annual Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards will be presented by the City of Wenatchee.
Visitors will experience the many local cultural and heritage groups that make up the tapestry of our community. Through booth displays of art, food, crafts, clothes, pictures, and more, visitors engaged with the many diverse cultures represented. Kids will learn and connect with the cultural traditions through arts and crafts. Each child will receive a passport with their picture and travel to each cultural booth where they can receive a sticker in their passports. Some of the cultures represented, include Norwegian, Ethiopian, Iris, the Wenatchi/P’squosa, Guatemalan, and Mexican. Throughout the day the stage will come alive with live performances and demonstrations.
A new exhibit, the Hartsfield Family Quilt Collection will be on display in the main gallery. Passed down through several generations to Jim Tharpe of Seattle, the collection represents one family’s craft practice from the time of slavery through the mid-20th century. The earliest quilt dates back to Tennessee in the 1850s. An exhibit commemorating the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be on display in the rotating gallery upstairs. For more information visit: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/martin-luther-king-multicultural-fest/