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October 2020

Virtual Member’s Only Opening

October 16

On Friday, October 16 join us for a virtual Member's Only Opening of our next exhibit "Raising Our Voice: Empowering Women." This exhibit will both educate and celebrate women’s voices in honor of 100 years of Women's Suffrage.  Our main gallery features a historic synopsis of women’s suffrage in the State of Washington along with the 90th anniversary show of Women Painters of Washington.  We are honored to host this celebration of the female voice. All Museum Members will receive…

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Salmon Bake – A Virtual Celebration

October 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Salmon Bake

Join us virtually as Wenatchi/P’squosa elder Randy Lewis presents a traditional blessing of water and salmon. One of the Plateau tribes’ most significant ceremonies is the First Salmon Feast, marking the arrival of salmon to traditional fishing grounds. Lewis, the great-great-grandson of Sam Miller, founder of the Miller-Freer Trading Post, the anchor to the original City of Wenatchee, will retell origin stories related to the Creator’s calling of a grand council of the plants and animals to help feed and…

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The Legend of Propman

October 18 - October 31

What do you know about The Legend of Propman? Not much – well get prepared! This Halloween we have gathered several community leaders to retell the local legend of the B-24 that crashed near Mission Ridge. Propman is the lone survivor, the tail gunner that roams Bomber Bowl with an airplane prop lodged in his body. Register to hear Rufus Woods, Frank Kuntz, Linda Haglund, Jerrilea Crawford, Shiloh Burgess, and Josh Jorgenson put their own spin on Wenatchee folklore. Don’t…

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Day of the Dead Altars: History, Traditions, and How-to Build Your Own

October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day of the Dead

Join us virtually on Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM for a free Pybus University class on Day of the Dead Altars. Pybus Public Market offers a series of unique and fun classes for the general public.   In the past the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, has invited members of our community to either create their own Día de los Muertos altar or to bring photographs in honor of lost loved ones to the Museum on the day…

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Women in Politics Q&A Session

October 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom Meeting,
Women in Politics

Women are powerful agents of change, and the far-reaching benefits of diversity and gender parity in leadership and decision-making are increasingly recognized in all spheres. Still, women continue to be vastly under-represented in decision-making in politics, businesses, and communities. Join us on Wednesday, October 21 at 12 PM for the Women in Politics Q&A session to hear from our local leaders about their paths to office, and how and why more women could get involved in running for office. This…

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MakerSpace to-go: Leather Bound Journals

October 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Leather Bound Journals

Join us at home to make a hand-bound, leather journal on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 PM. This journal is a great way to stay organized, be creative or give as the perfect gift during the upcoming holiday season! This program will include all the materials you need to make one leather journal, along with access to a pre-recorded instructional video and a live Q&A with instructors. Registrants will work with us to pick up boxes prior to October 22nd.…

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Halloween Camp

October 26 @ 3:00 PM - October 28 @ 5:00 PM
Halloween Camp

This camp is closed. For information on our camp and educational programs, contact our Education Department at 509-888-6254.

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Halloween Camp

October 29 @ 8:00 AM - October 30 @ 4:00 PM
Halloween Camp

This camp is closed. For information on our camp and educational programs, contact our Education Department at 509-888-6254.

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November 2020

MakerSpace to-go: Turk’s Head Knot Coasters

November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MakerSpace to-go: Turk's Head Knot Coasters

Learn how to make your own coasters using a flat Turk's head knot! Each ticket includes all materials needed to make four coasters as well as a step-by-step video. A Turk's head knot, also  known as a sailor's knot, is a decorative knot with a variable number of interwoven strands forming a closed loop. Registrants will work with the Museum to pick up supply boxes. The cost of each box is $20 members; $25 non-members and all proceeds support the Museum. REGISTER…

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Images of America: Cascadian Hotel Author Talk

November 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet the Authors

Join us as we talk to the authors of Images of America: Cascadian Hotel live on Zoom on Thursday, November 12 at 6 PM. The authors will discuss historic events tied to the Cascadian Hotel, their research process, and more! This talk is free, but registration is required. Please register to receive the Zoom log-in information. REGISTER HERE Book Description: On August 9, 1929, the Cascadian Hotel opened in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the World.” It was (and…

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Our Valley Our Future Q&A Session

November 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
OVOF Q&A Session

The Our Valley, Our Future / Nuestro Valle, Nuestro Futuro community building initiative arose in late 2014 out of a desire to develop an overall vision and strategic action plan for the region, and to improve residents’ quality of life by creating a vibrant community while addressing some of our toughest challenges. Join us on Monday, Nov 16 at 12 PM to learn about OVOF focus for 2020 - advancing the One Community Game-Changer. Panelists: Steve Maher, OVOF coordinator Bob Bugert,…

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Made in Wenatchee – Yeti Chocolate Tasting Event

November 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jumpstart your holiday season with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and early access to Yeti Chocolates Season Greetings Collection, plus get the inside scoop on concept and design. We will be hosting a virtual chocolate tasting on November 19th at 7 pm. The tasting includes the 5 piece collection plus a surprise flavor unveiled at the tasting. Willow Merritt is the owner/chocolatier of Yeti Chocolates and prides herself on creating edible art with flavors that tantalize the palate and entice the…

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$20 – $25

Virtual Family Paint and Sip

November 24 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us this Thanksgiving for a virtual Family Paint & Sip. This painting is inspired by the book Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson. We'll be painting a Magic Tree on four 12 x 12 tiles; each tile depicts the tree in a different season and once complete the tiles fit together for one amazing 24 x 24 piece of custom art. You can gather three of your family members and each paint your favorite season, or paint all four tiles yourself. Either way the goal is to be creative and have fun!

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MakerSpace to-go: DIY Spa Kit

November 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DIY Spa Kit

Join us at home to create a spa kit! This kit will include the instructions and supplies to make lavender scented chapstick, bath bombs, and lotion bars using natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter. Treat yourself to a wonderful, calming spa day or gift it to a loved one this holiday season. Registrants will work with the Museum to pick up supply boxes. The cost of each box is $30 members; $35 non-members and all proceeds…

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December 2020

$10 – $15

Photos with Santa

December 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Photos with Santa

Santa just couldn’t stay away this year. Join us on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM to get your photo taken with Santa. You won’t be able to sit on his lap, but the Museum and Parsons Photography have made arrangements for socially distanced photos. All registrants receive a complimentary 5×7 photograph. Additional photos and photo gifts are available for purchase through Parsons Photography. Registrants will be assigned a 5-minute time slot to visit with Santa and have their photo taken. Please…

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