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Environmental Film & Speaker Series: The Winter’s Tale | MEMBERS ONLY

October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Winter's Tale

Join us for this documentary of the stories of the Wenatchee Tribe through the legends, history, and geology of North Central Washington as told by Randy Lewis, and captured by North Central Washington film students.

Captivating young minds, creating storytellers for the future

The Winter’s Tale is a directed film study program reaching across the Wenatchee Valley and across cultures.

This project takes its name from a time-honored practice when, in the deep of winter, a tribal elder would gather the young people around and begin to tell a story, a story about the land, about the powers of the animals roaming through it and about the relationship of the people to it all. These stories would unfold over not just hours, but over a period of days, delivered with a sense of poetry, a cadence that captivated the young listeners and imprinted on them deeply, connecting them to the land and to their own heritage in ways that would remain with them their entire lives, and ultimately would be told again in the deep of winter to the generations not yet born.

These stories exist still today and it is the purpose of this project to capture them in a form that can captivate the modern young mind. Through native storyteller Randy Lewis it is possible still to connect our youth to the lands, to imbue them with a sense of awe, wonder and respect. This project seeks to endow students with the skills to become modern storytellers and to deliver those stories through the channels of today – in classrooms, through TVs and YouTube – all while preserving these stories forever.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Eliot and Tina Scull, and to the Icicle Creek Directed Film Study Program. This film is available to Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Members Only. Interested in joining us? Become a member!

*Pre-registration is encouraged. Please email [email protected] to RSVP.

View The Winter’s Tale trailer. 

Sponsors: Eliot & Tina Scull


October 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center