The core function of Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is to preserve and protect artifacts, photographs and printed materials which illustrate the rich history of the Wenatchee Valley. Some of these objects are on display in the Museum; others are housed in our collections in the lower level of our two-building facility. Items on display and in collections are rotated as part of preservation and documentation. Collections artifacts and archives are identified, photographed, and filed in a database. They are then properly housed and stored in a temperature-controlled environment to protect from
The Wenatchee Valley Museum currently accepts historical items, art, and cultural material as a donation if it is in good condition and fits our mission statement. A committee of board members, staff members, and community members review potential donations on a bi-monthly basis.
To donate an item to the Museum, please fill out and submit the
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACQUISITION along with any images of the item(s) to the museum via email or mail at the contact info provided below or in person at the front desk.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF THE ORIGINAL ITEM(S) AT THE MUSEUM UNLESS
YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE COLLECTIONS MANAGER
The Museum also offers research services which are handled on a first come, first serve basis, and members of the museum receive priority for requests.
Before submitting a RESEARCH REQUEST FORM or the
PHOTOGRAPH REQUEST FORM, please read the entirety of the
RESEARCH SERVICES & FEES to understand the associated rules and fees.
Please read the COLLECTIONS FAQs to learn more about our collections policies and procedures and if you have more questions please reach out to the contact information provided below.
If you would like to be a part of our Collections Committee, please fill out the application below.
Contact Info: Anna Spencer, Collections Manager
Phone: (509) 888-6244
Mailing: 127 South Mission Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801