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Voices from the Past
BBQ Classes
Shoe Candles

Shoe Candles
One of the unique items you will find at the Museum Store.  
Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

H.M. Gilbert Homeplace
2109 W. Yakima Ave 


Hunts begin promptly at their specified times:

10:15 am:   

   1 to 3yrs (Elm Gardens)

10:30 am:   

   4 to 6 yrs (Back Garden)

10:45 am:   

   7 to 9 yrs  (Front Yard)

11:30 am:   

   10 to 12 yrs (Front Yard)


Any questions? Call Kathy Sample at the Yakima Valley Museum at 248-0747.

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
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Voices from the Past 

April 21, 2011

Wednesday - 12:00P.M. 

Voices from the Past programs addressing topics of interest to the community are now a brown bag lecture series. 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.


What Is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things, and Events in Washington State

Why does downtown Winlock feature a statue of the world's largest egg, and why is there a drive-through stump displayed at a rest-stop on I-5? Washington is notorious for its offbeat and unusual landmarks. This presentation will explore the cultural, economic, artistic, historic, and philosophical influences on local and state history by exploring iconic and unusual objects, events, and stories. Learning the often-forgotten or untold story behind an artifact or event leads to a discussion of history and community identity and brings added meaning and context to objects and events within a community.


Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas
Award-winning author and radio producer Harriet Baskas has written six books, including Washington Curiosities and Washington Icons. Harriet is the president of Reel Women Productions and is a columnist for and She has managed three Pacific Northwest public radio stations: KBCS-FM (Bellevue), KBOO-FM (Portland, OR), and KMUN-FM (Astoria, OR). Harriet holds a Masters in Communications from the University of Washington.


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

BBQ Cooking Class & Judging Class 
BBQ Class
April 23, 2011
Yakima Valley Museum

BBQ Cooking Class
Learn the basics of:
  • BBQ Equipment
  • BBQ Theory
  • Meat Selection
  • Wood Selection
  • Theory of Rubs & Sauces
  • Making Your Own Rub
Learn to BBQ Four Competition Meats:
  • Beef Brisket
  • Pork Butt (Shoulder)
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
The BBQ Judging Class, held simultaneously, will be judging the BBQ produced by the cooking class.  For more information and registration, visit

Rough Roads & Relay Stations
Rough Roads & Relay Stations

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