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March Martini Madness
Hal & Mary Skinner
Wall Clock

Time for the Museum Store?
See our new assortment of colorful and amusing wall clocks.
Vintage Neon
(Schiffer Reference Book)
by Len Davidson by Schiffer Publishing

3 neon signs from the museum's Neon Garden are shown in this book

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March Martini Madness
Martini Glass
Shaken Not Stirred
Get Your Cool On
Friday March 27th!

We are busy preparing the museum for the most exciting event of the year!  Martini bars with celebrity bartenders, all under the glow of the neon garden. This fun-raiser is $45 per person. Your admission includes two masterfully mixed martinis and appetizers aplenty, and the no host bar is open all evening.

If you're one of those that never wants the party to end... you'll enjoy the exclusive after-hours party with live music and more flavors and favors for an additional $25.  For more information, click here.
Hal & Mary Skinner

Hal and Mary Skinner Memorial Service
Saturday, May 9, 2009
2:00 pm
Stone Church

Much has already been written about the legacy that Hal and Mary Skinner have left in the Yakima Valley.  Their deaths, within weeks of each other, leave a particular void in the life of the Museum.  Hal was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees with a life-long interest in the heritage of his home. Mary, both before and during her legislative career, never failed to believe in-and champion-museum programs and the museum mission.  I had the privilege of meeting Hal and Mary even before I moved to Yakima, as Hal was a member of the Search Committee that hired me in 1992, and over the years we shared many a latte and many a chocolate ice cream soda (with chocolate ice cream) as we discussed the fate of the free world or shared stories of our childhoods and past Valley events.  It is with an especial sadness that I mark their passing, but I am also so very appreciative of both their personal friendship and their belief in the value of this museum to our community
John A. Baule
To access our full Spring 2009 newsletter in PDF format, download it here.