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Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels Over Heels
Postcard books now available in the Museum Store and online. 
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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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Explore Central Washington 

PlanetariumExplore Central Washington participants learn about stars and constellations during a presentation inside a portable planetarium today at the Yakima Valley Museum. July 9 visit the Gingko Petrified Forest. 


ECWExplore Central Washington is a new summer field trip program designed to get kids and parents excited about our region's history, natural resources and diverse cultures. Through a series of 15 field trips that reach from Toppenish to Vantage, we'll discover the people and places that make our corner of the world unique. 


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Yakima Folklife Festival
Folklife 2011Yakima Folklife Festival

July 8 - 10, 2011 

Plenty of music, crafts, food, and fun for the whole family at the daytime festival on Saturday and Sunday in the Museum and Franklin Park, and there will be music at many downtown businesses on Friday and Saturday nights.

New this year will be a special free kick-off concert at the Capitol Theatre's 4th Street Theatre!

Don't miss Yakima's #1 FREE FESTIVAL

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