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Take a Bus Tour with the Museum to Learn About Local History, Native Heritage and Geology 

Wenatchee, Wash. – (7/15/2022) This fall the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is taking visitors on geological and historical tours of the region. Tours depart from the Museum at 9:00 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Cost ranges between $55 and $65 per tour for Museum members and $75 and $100 per tour for non-members. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. For more information on all upcoming tours or to become a member please check our website, wenatcheevalleymuseum.org or call museum guest services at 509-888-6240.  

 

Saturday, September 3 Wellington Railroad History Tour: On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. 

Randy Dasho will lead a guided tour of the Wellington site. The tour also visits several other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the history of the Great Northern Railway Company. 

 

Tour-goers meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. The bus heads west on U.S. Highway 2, stopping for discussion at different points of interest. The final stop is the interpretive site at Wellington, where participants will have lunch and take a half-mile walk around the area of the disaster. The bus will return by 3:00 p.m. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. 

 

There will be a free presentation at the museum on the Wellington Train Disaster during Frist Friday on Friday, September 2, beginning at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be on the bus tour to attend the presentation. 

 

The cost for this tour is $55/member and $75/non-member. 

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/railroad-history-tour-to-the-site-of-the-wellington-train-disaster/ 

 

Saturday, September 10 Native Heritage Tour: The Plateau Through Native American Eyes: Take a tour of Dry Falls like no other. Randy Lewis will discuss the cultural significance of this area. 

 

Tour-goers will meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 3:00 p.m. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. 

 

Randy Lewis grew up with a strong understanding and sense of place within Native American Columbia Plateau indigenous society. Lewis traces his roots to the Wenatchi band. Lewis’ enthusiasm for the history of his people, the stories of his ancestors, and their relation to the surrounding landscape comes from a hope for a deeper understanding and respect of ancient cultures. 

 

This tour is one of a three-part series. You do not need to register for all three. The three tours include Dry Falls, Frenchman’s Coulee/Vantage, and Peshastin Pinnacles/Icicle. The member cost is $65/per tour or $165 for all three tours. The non-member price is $100/tour.  

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/native-heritage-bus-tours-with-randy-lewis/ 

 

Saturday, September 17 Geology Bus Tour: Lake Wenatchee: This geologic tour is led by Ken Lacy in the Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee area. 

 

Tour-goers will meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 3:00 p.m. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. The tour will head up the Wenatchee River Valley to Lake Wenatchee and look at everything from Chumstick sandstone, to the glacial features from both the Icicle Creek and Lake Wenatchee Glaciers. See the Leavenworth fault, identify glacial moraines, discuss how streams change with time and examine 90 million years old igneous rocks and even older metamorphic rocks! 

 

The cost for this tour is $55/member and $75/non-member.  

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/geology-bus-tour-with-ken-lacy-lake-wenatchee-area/ 

 

Saturday, September 24 Native Heritage Tour: The Plateau Through Native American Eyes: Join Native American guide, Randy Lewis, as he leads us on a tour of the Frenchman’s Coulee and Vantage area. These locations are rich with Native American history. 

 

Tour-goers will meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 3:00 p.m. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. 

 

Randy Lewis grew up with a strong understanding and sense of place within Native American Columbia Plateau indigenous society. Lewis traces his roots to the Wenatchi band. Lewis’ enthusiasm for the history of his people, the stories of his ancestors, and their relation to the surrounding landscape comes from a hope for a deeper understanding and respect of ancient cultures. 

 

This tour is one of a three-part series. You do not need to register for all three. The three tours include Dry Falls, Frenchman’s Coulee/Vantage, and Peshastin Pinnacles/Icicle. The member cost is $65/per tour or $165 for all three tours. The non-member price is $100/tour.  

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/native-heritage-bus-tours-with-randy-lewis/ 

 

 

Saturday, October 8 Moses Coulee Tour: Brent Cunderla will lead a tour of the Moses Coulee and the Waterville Plateau. Learn about the local geology and the things that make this area unique.  

 

Tour-goers meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 3:00 p.m. This tour will discuss the science of the rock formations created by the Ice Age Floods. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. 

 

The cost for this tour is $55/member and $75/non-member.  

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/geology-bus-tour-with-brent-cunderla-moses-coulee-waterville-plateau/ 

 

Saturday, October 15 Native Heritage Tour: The Plateau Through Native American Eyes: Explore culturally significant locations starting with the Peshastin Pinnacles and heading up the Icicle with Native American guide Randy Lewis. 

 

Tour-goers will meet at the Museum to board a tour bus that departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 3:00 pm. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. 

 

Randy Lewis grew up with a strong understanding and sense of place within Native American Columbia Plateau indigenous society. Lewis traces his roots to the Wenatchi band. Lewis’ enthusiasm for the history of his people, the stories of his ancestors, and their relation to the surrounding landscape comes from a hope for a deeper understanding and respect of ancient cultures. 

 

This tour is one of a three-part series. You do not need to register for all three. The three tours include Dry Falls, Frenchman’s Coulee/Vantage, and Peshastin Pinnacles/Icicle. The member cost is $65/per tour or $165 for all three tours. The non-member price is $100/tour. 

 

You can register at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/native-heritage-bus-tours-with-randy-lewis-2/ 

 

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 wenatcheevalleymuseum.org, follow us on Facebook @wenatcheemuseum, join us on Instagram @wvmuseum, or contact the Museum at 509-888-6240. 

 

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