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Fred Collins: Premier Shoe Shiner – 2/23/2024

Written by Chris Rader Few people, living or dead, could compete with Wenatchee’s Fred Collins at shining shoes. He asserted that he had shined and cleaned 1,500,000 shoes during his…

Written by Chris Rader Few people, living or dead, could compete with Wenatchee’s Fred Collins at shining shoes. He asserted...

Neomah Scharps

Neomah Scharps: Arts and Civic Volunteer – 2/15/24

Written by Chris Rader From a simple beginning in the segregated city of Little Rock, Arkansas during the Great Depression to a civically-involved community leader in Los Angeles, to an…

Written by Chris Rader From a simple beginning in the segregated city of Little Rock, Arkansas during the Great Depression...

Mary Posey: Leavenworth Pioneer – 02/09/24

Written by Chris Rader Leavenworth in the 1890s was a growing railroad town with a few hundred residents. At least two of these early settlers were Black: Frank and Mary…

Written by Chris Rader Leavenworth in the 1890s was a growing railroad town with a few hundred residents. At least...

Historical Fiction Workshop

Navigating Untold Stories: A Historical Fiction Workshop – 1/19/2024

Learn how to write with Wenatchee Valley College instructor Zach Eddy The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center has partnered with Wenatchee Valley College instructor and local writer Zach Eddy…

Learn how to write with Wenatchee Valley College instructor Zach Eddy The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center has partnered...

Curiosities from the Museum: Calf Weaner – 1/9/2024

Written by Collections Manager Anna Spencer Over the years at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, there have been some odd and strange things that have been donated to the collection. While…

Written by Collections Manager Anna Spencer Over the years at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, there have been some odd and...

Create Artistic Stencils with Lindsay Breidenthal – 1/6/2023

Refine your art style with local artist Lindsay Breidenthal at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. On Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6-8 PM, students can create their own artistic…

Refine your art style with local artist Lindsay Breidenthal at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. On Thursday, Jan....

Drum and Bugle Corps Was a Lively Bunch – 1/6/2024

Written by Chris Rader Loving to party was not a formal prerequisite of becoming a member of Wenatchee’s Drum and Bugle Corps in the 1940s through 1960s, but it sure…

Written by Chris Rader Loving to party was not a formal prerequisite of becoming a member of Wenatchee’s Drum and...

Free Museum Admission – 8/16/2023

August 15, 2023 – We’re happy to announce that admission to the Museum will be free tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM due to excessive heat….

August 15, 2023 – We’re happy to announce that admission to the Museum will be free tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16,...

Barbie: The History of Dolls within the Wenatchee Valley

Note: This is not an exhibit within the museum. These photos are not currently available for viewing within the museum, but only for these blog posts. The highly anticipated Barbie…

Note: This is not an exhibit within the museum. These photos are not currently available for viewing within the museum,...

Oppenheimer: A Look Back into Wenatchee During WWII

Note: This is not an exhibit within the museum. These photos are not currently available for viewing within the museum, but only for these blog posts. In light of the…

Note: This is not an exhibit within the museum. These photos are not currently available for viewing within the museum,...

Celebrating the Burke Hill Apartments

May 24, 2023 – For Preservation Month, we’d like to celebrate the Burke Hill Apartments! The Burke Hill was built in 1930 and is located on Okanogan Ave. “Safeguarding the…

May 24, 2023 – For Preservation Month, we’d like to celebrate the Burke Hill Apartments! The Burke Hill was built...

Enter to Win a Piece of Eco Wenatchee!

May 22, 2023 – Did you know that you have a shot at taking home a piece of our new Eco Wenatchee exhibit? We are raffling off a patio garden…

May 22, 2023 – Did you know that you have a shot at taking home a piece of our new...