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October 2021

$30

Haunted Museum

October 22 @ 6:30 PM - October 23 @ 9:30 PM
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 South Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA United States

MUSEUM HAUNT 2021 Several days have sold out and additional time slots have been added. Visit the Haunted Museum, a journey navigating through creepy underground hallways, intricate mazes, secret passageways, and several themed rooms that rival scenes from Hollywood horror films. This isn’t your average haunted house; the Haunted Museum is the go-to destination for thrill-seekers and museum aficionados with a taste that runs…dark. This year's theme is the site of a historic wellness sanitarium and poor souls who live…

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Drop-in MakerSpace: Franken Toys

October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Franken Toys

Join us on October 27, 28 & 29 for a Drop-in Makerspace program on Franken Toys between 10 AM & 4 PM. Come be creative! We’re always learning more about the world and inventing new things.  In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. It’s important to think ahead as we study science and make new technologies and this activity will encourage participants to think creatively and reflect about responsible innovation. Materials are…

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Drop-in MakerSpace: Franken Toys

October 28 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Franken Toys

Join us on October 27, 28 & 29 for a Drop-in Makerspace program on Franken Toys between 10 AM & 4 PM. Come be creative! We’re always learning more about the world and inventing new things.  In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. It’s important to think ahead as we study science and make new technologies and this activity will encourage participants to think creatively and reflect about responsible innovation. Materials are…

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$30

Haunted Museum

October 28 @ 6:30 PM - October 31 @ 9:30 PM
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 South Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA United States

MUSEUM HAUNT 2021 Visit the Haunted Museum, a journey navigating through creepy underground hallways, intricate mazes, secret passageways, and several themed rooms that rival scenes from Hollywood horror films. This isn’t your average haunted house; the Haunted Museum is the go-to destination for thrill-seekers and museum aficionados with a taste that runs…dark. This year's theme is the site of a historic wellness sanitarium and poor souls who live there.  Come let us treat all that ails you... if you dare.…

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Drop-in MakerSpace: Franken Toys

October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Franken Toys

Join us on October 27, 28 & 29 for a Drop-in Makerspace program on Franken Toys between 10 AM & 4 PM. Come be creative! We’re always learning more about the world and inventing new things.  In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. It’s important to think ahead as we study science and make new technologies and this activity will encourage participants to think creatively and reflect about responsible innovation. Materials are…

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Drop-In MakerSpace: Altar Making

October 30 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
MarkerSpace: Altars

Drop by the Museum between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 30 to create a photo frame to place on your own altar or on a community altar. During the program, you will have the opportunity to learn a little of the history and traditions behind the Día de los Muertos Altar and receive instructions on how to build your own with items you have around the house. All materials for making your own photo frame will be provided; while…

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MakerSpace: Sugar Skull Making Workshop

October 30 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MakerSpace: Sugar Skull Workshop

Join us on Saturday, October 30 for a Sugar Skull Making Workshop. Calaveritas de azucar, or Sugar Skulls, are often left on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars for children who have passed. The skulls are often decorated with bright colors as a whimsical reminder of the cyclicality of life as opposed to a morbid symbol. While plastic or paper sugar skulls can be easily made at home or bought at the store, the original sugar skulls were made of…

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MakerSpace: Sugar Skull Making Workshop

October 30 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
MakerSpace: Sugar Skull Workshop

Join us on Saturday, October 30 for a Sugar Skull Making Workshop. Calaveritas de azucar, or Sugar Skulls, are often left on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars for children who have passed. The skulls are often decorated with bright colors as a whimsical reminder of the cyclicality of life as opposed to a morbid symbol. While plastic or paper sugar skulls can be easily made at home or bought at the store, the original sugar skulls were made of…

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November 2021

Día de los Muertos | Day of the Dead – Drive Thru Event

November 1 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Day of the Dead Drive Thru

Join the Hispanic Business Council and the Wenatchee Valley Museum for a Day of the Dead DRIVE-THRU celebration on Monday, November 1 from 4 to 6 PM! Take home FREE fun family craft activities, enjoy food and drinks while watching local mariachi and folklorico groups perform. It's a celebration you won't want to miss! "Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a tradition first practiced thousands of years ago by indigenous peoples such as the Aztecs and…

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Environmental Film & Speaker Series: Why Bears?

November 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHY BEARS?

Join us online Thursday, November 4 for a family friendly presentation and film “Why Bears?” with Dr. Chris Servheen. Dr. Servheen is one of the leading grizzly experts in the United States and one of the leading experts on bear conservation in the world. This presentation is about worldwide efforts to conserve bears and is focused on black bear and grizzly bear conservation in the north Cascades.  REGISTER HERE Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about…

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First Friday

November 5 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2021 NCW Juried Art Show

Join us on Friday, November 5 to celebrate the NCW Juried Art Show & Sale. The Museum will be open from 10 AM - 8 PM on the First Friday of November. We will have a special reception at 6:30 to recognize all the artists and award prizes to the winners. Admission is free on First Friday and the Musuem is open from 10 AM - 8 PM.

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Wells House: Nooks & Crannies Tours

November 5 @ 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wells House: Nooks & Crannies Tour

Join us at the Wells House for a Nooks & Crannies Tour on Friday, November 5. Have you ever wondered what the inside of the Wells House looks like? Visitors are invited to come to our exclusive tour that includes floors usually restricted to the public. The Nooks & Crannies Tour allows first-time visitors and those who have previously visited to see new areas and hidden details, while learning more about the history of the Wells House. Small group tours will be conducted from 2 PM – 7PM. Tickets…

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Book Release

November 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Release

Join us on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 PM for an evening with Randy Lewis and Bill Layman to mark the release of their new book "Sunset and Moonrise on the Great Chief- The Ruling Spirit of the Columbia." Come hear the authors talk about the book which is their third book collaboration. In this publication, Bill and Randy offer a glimpse into the life and times of adventurer artist James Everett Stuart. More importantly, they speak to the essential…

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MakerSpace: Automaton

November 13 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
MakerSpace: Automaton

Join us on Saturday, November 13 for a MakerSpace program on Automaton. Have you ever wondered what makes a Jack-in-the-Box jump out of its box? Or how a player piano can play such beautiful music? Come explore automata at the Museum and see how people have built self-moving machines for hundreds of years!   In this MakerSpace class, you’ll learn the basics of automata and how the gears help these machines move! You’ll make your own gears and use them in a…

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