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January 2019

Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE The annual Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest will be held on Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. This free event is held in celebration of the rich diversity of our region and sponsored by the Chelan County PUD and the City of Wenatchee’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Annual Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards will be announced, at 10:10 am, by the City of…

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Story of the Wanapum People by Rex Buck, Jr.

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rex Buck, Jr., 61, chief of the Priest Rapids Band of the Wanapum, discusses the impact of displacement on his tribe and his hope for renewed connections to the land among future generations of Wanapum Indians in this hour-long talk and slide show. Buck grew up near the Manhattan Project site at Hanford along the Columbia River. When the U.S. government selected Hanford as a site for plutonium production, Buck and the rest of the Wanapum tribes were forced off…

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Framing Culture in Two Takes: Edward S. Curtis vs. Frank S. Matsura

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Washington State University Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts Michael Hollman takes a critical look at the differing visions of Native American life as portrayed in the turn-of-the-century images of Seattle’s Edward S. Curtis and Okanogan’s Frank S. Matsura. Holloman is the former director of Plateau Cultural Studies at the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture. He contributed to “Indian Summers – The Nespelem Art Colony 1937-1941 on KSPS Public Television, Spokane. His selected exhibitions and group shows…

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February 2019

First Friday & Ceremonial Closing of Curtis Exhibit

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ceremonial Closing featuring members of the Blue Sunset Singers of the Paschal Sherman Indian School and Wenatchi/P’Squosa elder Randy Lewis. Sharing traditions of dance, song, regalia and percussion – Lewis and the Blue Sunset Singers close out the Edward S. Curtis exhibit with a message of hope for the future of cultural retention. Where Curtis’ images reflect fading traditions on the way to outright extinction, the vast oral tradition knowledge-sharing by Lewis and the performances of the Blue Sunset Singers…

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Coastal Plain – A Visual Conversation

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join North Central Washington Audubon members, Susan Ballinger and Tim and Mary Gallagher, as they share stories and photographs of caribou, grizzly bears, birds, and plants from their adventures to the remote reaches of the coastal plain and Beaufort Sea of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Additionally, at the Wenatchee and Leavenworth presentations, Mark Oswood will share his work studying the ecology of Alaskan fresh waters. Come see for yourself how irreplaceable this far corner of our country is and…

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Matters of the Heart: Heart Dissection Lab

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A team of local medical professionals work with students (9 years old and up) to conduct an exploration of hearts in a dissection lab setting. This is an incredible opportunity to expose students to science in a hands-on class with noted professionals. Included in the day’s activities is an opportunity to create a take-home heart valentine.   Registration is required and limited.   $25 $15 for families that qualify for reduced lunch prices $10 for those that qualify for free…

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Coyote’s Corner Free Art Class: René Magritte

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist who became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. He wanted to challenge viewers to think about what they were looking at and to ask themselves, “What does this painting mean?”   Children (ages 4 and up) and their guardians will join our Artist in Residence, Rick Adams, to draw an image inside the eye which reflects something you like to look at. This could be anything BUT the drawing…

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Birders: The Central Park Effect

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, and a septuagenarian bird-tour leader are among the lively cast of characters in this charming, lyrical documentary that transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of America's most famous park.  

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People of our Past

February 23 - February 24

Get your tickets for the themed dinner HERE!        

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March 2019

First Friday: High School Art Show

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is proud to sponsor the 40th Annual Regional High School Art Show in cooperation with the North Central Educational Services District and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction each year.  This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our student's creativity and talent District-wide and State-wide. Museum visitors can see artwork from students in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties, with winners recognized in 7 categories as well as vote for their favorite…

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