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Voices from the Past
Community Forum on Immigration
Chocolate Shoes

Chocolate Shoes  

One of the unique items you will find at the Museum Store.  
Big Shoe
Head Over Heels Over Heels: One Collector's Love Affair with Shoes
Over 600 pairs of fabulous high heels from the collection of David Childs, spanning the years from the late 19th century to the present. On exhibit through December 30, 2011
William Sawyer

William P. Sawyer

Men who Made a Difference

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Yakima Valley Historical Society Spring meeting. 

George S. Rankin & Alexander Miller by Yvonne Wilbur

E. William Brackett & William P. Sawyer by Paul Schafer


Potluck - 1:00PM
Program - 2:00 PM
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Voices from the Past 


April 6, 2011

Wednesday - 12:00P.M.

A History of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company

Kenneth Johnsen, author of

Yakima Valley Transportation Company, will discuss the history of YVT.  Books will be available for purchase. 


A History of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company

is part of the Voices from the Past program addressing topics of interest to the community, now held as brown bag lectures. Admission to all Voices from the Past programs is free and available to everyone. This year, bring your lunch and spend an hour with history. Soft drinks and water will be available.


Doors open at 11:30 for those wishing to have conversation and lunch prior to the program.


A new Voices from the Past program has been added for Thursday, April 21, 2011.  What is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things and Events in Washington State - presented by Harriet Baskas and made possible by Humanities Washington. 

Community Forum on Immigration
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 1:00P.M.
Yakima Valley Museum - Free and open to the public.

A presentation and discussion held in conjunction with the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Seattle. Moderated by Eric Anderson, Instructor of Anthropology at Yakima Valley Community College. Made possible through a grant from Humanities Washington.


Community Management of Immigration - David Griffith
Griffith is a Senior Scientist and Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Coastal Science and Policy, and the Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Immigrant Management of Communities - Ricardo Contreras
Contreras is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at East Carolina University and the Director of the Nuevo South Research Collaborative, an organization dedicated to creating research and advocacy partnerships between Latino organizations and university personnel across North Carolina.

Migration Within the United States - Greg Hinze
Hinze is an Instructor of History at Heritage University. Hinze's thesis examined emigration from Arkansas to the Wenatchee Valley from 1930 to 1960.

Chicano/Latino Studies - Gilberto Garcia

Garcia is an Assistant Professor at Central Washington University, with a Ph.D. from UC Riverside focusing on Latin American Studies. His expertise is in the area of Chicano/Latino Studies with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest, and U.S. Mexico border studies.

A Pioneer, a goat and a dog named Shep
A Pioneer, a goat and a dog named Shep
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