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Spotlight on Sponsors: Museums
Explore the region’s rich history and cultural offerings at museums! In addition to online resources, including gift shops, many are once again welcoming on-site visitors. Please visit their websites and Facebook listings for updates.
The Dayton Historical Depot Society
The Dayton Historical Depot Society has a mission is to maintain and use its primary artifacts, the Depot building and the Boldman House, for the interpretation and education of local history.
Built in 1881 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Dayton Depot provides an opportunity to explore a historical building while enjoying exhibits celebrating the region’s cultural heritage. The Boldman House is a time capsule containing an array of objects used and saved by one family over the 87 years they lived in this Victorian home. Learn more at Dayton Historical Depot.org and on Facebook.
Visit Dayton invites you to explore art, history, recreation and so much more in Dayton, WA—gateway to the Blue Mountains, basecamp for adventure. You can download a Historical District Walking Tour map. Additional information including a list of historical sites and museums can be found on their web site: Historical Dayton.com.
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Fort Walla Walla Museum provides an exciting and educational experience for the whole family. The Museum features a 17-building historic pioneer settlement, beautiful gardens, and five sprawling exhibit halls housing thousands of artifacts. The Entrance Building and Galleries feature dynamic exhibits, artifacts, and an admission-free Museum Store filled with books, heritage gifts, traditional crafts, old- fashioned toys and gourmet foods.
There are special programs and events held throughout the year, so there is always something new happening at the old fort. Details at the FWWM website.
Latah County Historical Society
Latah County Historical Society builds good citizens, strong communities and satisfying lives. LCHS offers a wealth of resources for researchers, genealogists, and the casual visitor. In-person visits to the Centennial Annex library and McConnell Mansion Museum are available by appointment. Learn more at the LCHS website.
Photographs, Oral Histories, Walking Tours and more: https://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/resources
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit. Their collection focuses on the textiles of the Pacific Rim that both exemplify tradition and reflect contemporary trends.
The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center
The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center is dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the Columbia Basin and celebrating the works of regional artists. It is home to the Adam East Collection of Native American artifacts, local history exhibits, a fine art gallery, museum store and a giant Columbian Mammoth metal sculpture. The museum is housed in the Moses Lake Civic Center.
The Donald Sheehan Gallery
The Donald Sheehan Gallery works to provide exhibitions that will enrich the artistic and cultural experiences of Whitman College and the community. In conjunction with its series of exhibits, the Sheehan Gallery presents contextual lectures and films. The Gallery is also the repository for the Davis Collection of Asian Art.
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
The Whale Museum is a delightful combination of science and education!
The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is proud to share a variety of exhibits interpreting life in the Valley of the mid-Columbia dating back to the Ice Age. From 11,500-year-old Clovis points discovered in an East Wenatchee orchard through the landing in Wenatchee of the world’s first trans-Pacific flight in 1931; art and cultural exhibits and the working model of the Great Northern Railway crossing the Cascades.
The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is a treasured resource for teachers and students in our region. You can learn more about their educational resources by clicking here.
The Yakima Valley Museum
The Yakima Valley Museum offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley—its natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley’s fruit industry. The museum also has a superb collection of horse-drawn vehicles, from stagecoach to hearse; a historical exhibit and reconstruction of the Washington D.C. office of former Yakima resident and environmentalist, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas; and a changing schedule of special exhibitions.
At Yakima Valley Museum, every guest has the opportunity to pursue knowledge and fun in a way that is tailored to them.
Arts + Culture | Community Partners on NWPB
Spotlight on Sponsors: Independent Bookstores
Independent booksellers bring a world of ideas to your community. That’s why NWPB is proud to spotlight Independent Bookstore Day, celebrated Saturday, April 24th. Our local bookshops provide an in-person, over-the-phone and online connection ideas, experiences, and entertainment. Among the bookshops we recognize for their vital service are these NWPB sponsors:
How are other of your favorite community groups responding to Covid-19 protocols?
The non-profit organizations that support NWPB are prioritizing your health while working to produce and provide access to music, art and culture. Locate your community on the map and peruse the latest updates from the organizations that make the place we call home so special.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a rich array of organizations centered on the arts, history, and nature. If this partial list has piqued your interest, we encourage you to seek out other museums and experiences via local cultural and educational organizations.
NWPB is proud to partner with local non-profits, now and always.
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