Gathering Our Voice

Wenatchee Valley Museum

Welcome to the Listening Post at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. It is the museum’s mission to inspire dynamic connections to the unique heritage of the Wenatchee Valley, igniting appreciation for our region’s cultural identity. The museum is located at 127 S. Mission in Wenatchee and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Founded in 1939 as the North Central Washington Museum, WVMCC has been preserving and displaying important historical photographs and community treasures for more than 70 years. Exhibits interpret life in the valley of the mid-Columbia from the Ice Age to today. As a cultural center, WVMCC showcases artists and speakers whose work enriches our lives. Special programs for children and adults throughout the year augment the permanent and changing exhibits to make the Wenatchee Valley Museum a vital cultural asset in Central Washington.

This Listening Post project will expand as we gather and share more stories about the history of the area. Our first story involves the history of the museum itself.

[audio:|titles=Homer Wolfe mural and wood floor]Listen to former board member Homer Wolfe talk about the
Betty Jo Strong mural and the museum’s unusual wood floors. (MP3)

[audio:|titles=Wilma Stellingwerf and Wilfred Woods]Listen to museum volunteer Wilma Stellingwerf and former board member Wilfred Woods
talk about the museum vault and pipe organ. (MP3)

[audio:|titles=Ann Deal and Lloyd Berry]Listen to former board members Ann Deal and Lloyd Berry talk about
the museum as a meeting place and archive of local history (MP3)