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Tales of the Trails
Head Over Heels Over Heels

Blossom Festival
Children's Underground Family Fundraiser


We need your support to raise funds for the Children's Underground at our first family-oriented auction event, to be held June 23 at the Yakima Valley Museum. Activity booths, food, fashion, and family fun from 4:00 to 6:00PM.


Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children-with no more than $25 per family. Don't forget to mark your calendar for June 23, and watch the mail for your invitation. You won't want to miss this fun event!


Lead Sponsor

Young Me Now Me Young Me, Now Me: Identical Photos, Different Decades 
Available in the Museum Store

Open to any page in Young Me, Now Me and you'll see a cherished childhood snapshot alongside a brilliant reproduction taken decades later. Nothing is overlooked in these amazing photo pairs-family members have been rounded up in the same spot in the old backyard, special clothes have been sewn to match kiddie outfits, poses and facial expressions are perfectly replicated, and, if needed, spaghetti sauce is smeared from cheek to cheek to imitate the explosive lunchtime of a happy baby. While these efforts at accuracy are impressive and often hilarious, the amazing thing is what people didn't do-change.
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Tour of Artists Homes
Tour of Artist's Homes and Studios 
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Larson Gallery Tour of Artist's Homes and Studios.  For more information, visit the Larson Gallery website. 
Fruit Label Swap Meet
27th Annual Fruit Label Swap Meet
Yakima Valley Museum
Saturday, May 19, 2012

10AM - 4PM

Visit with vendors and collectors of fruit labels. Free admission to the swap meet. For more information, visit our website.
Tales of the Trails  
Tales of the Trails
17th Annual Rotary Storyfest 
Yakima Valley Museum 
May 30 - June 1, 2012 

Nancy Stewart and MaryLee Sunseri will bring the magic of the Old West to life as performers in the Tales of the Trails program at the Yakima Valley Museum.


Nancy Stewart and MaryLee Sunseri have made four albums together; Singin' Sidesaddle, Good Night, Sleep Tight, Songs from Tales of the Trails and Rhythm of the Rocks which won the American Library Association Notable Children's Recording & Parents' Choice Honors.


MaryLee, who lives in Pacific Grove, California, and Nancy, who lives on Mercer Island, Washington, have performed at the Yakima Valley Museum for 10 years.


Tales of the Trails is an annual storytelling and music program for students which supports the educational mission of the Yakima Valley Museum. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club, the event is free. Seating, however, is limited. Please contact the Yakima Valley Museum Education Department at (509)248-0747 to reserve your time. Visit our site for a program schedule


Children and their families are invited to a special public performance on Friday evening at 7:00PM Reservations are not needed for the Friday evening performance.  

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Head Over Heels Over Heels
Head Over Heels Over Heels 
Exhibit extended to December 29, 2012

David Childs, the collector of these amazing shoes, and Andy Granitto, exhibit designer, have recently changed out 12 pairs of shoes.  The new selections include these 2012 high-heels from Prada.