Yakima Valley Museum
Upcoming Schedule of Events
Yakima Valley Museum - Human Touch
Story Corps
August 12- September 14

StoryCorps has partnered with Northwest Public Radio and Yakima Valley Community Foundation to come to the Yakima Valley Museum to capture the oral histories and voices of the Northwest. Make a reservation to interview a loved one, friend, or interesting character and record the conversation of a lifetime. You will get a copy of your recording on a CD and your recording (with your permission) will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 
Join us at the StoryCorps open house Monday, August 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Yakima Valley Museum. See the StoryCorps Mobile recording booth for yourself and enjoy a live performance by Inland Folk's Dan Maher. Meet Thom Kokenge and other staff of Northwest Public Radio and enjoy FREE ice cream.
Voices From the Past:
War Posters Exposed

Tuesday- August 13, 12PM

Art of War: Posters Promoting Service and Sacrifice. Jim Givan offers a collector/curator's perspective on the museum's special exhibit which will close on August 17, 2013. Don't miss this chance to see the exhibit through the eyes of the collector. FREE. Doors open at 11:30AM.


Exhibit Opening Reception
Leo Adams Art Life: A Retrospective
Thursday- September 12, 5PM

The paintings of artist Leo Adams grace the walls of private homes and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest--and beyond. Inspired by the colors, environment, and the essential spirit of his native Yakima Valley, Leo's creativity and talent has been expressed in landscapes, folk art, flowers, baskets, and even a rare portrait. The Yakima Valley Museum is pleased to mount a comprehensive retrospective of an amazing career that spans more than 50 years. From examples of his earliest works to canvases completed within the last year, you will have an opportunity to see, enjoy, and marvel at the artistic achievements of a man who many recognize as our region's most well-known and respected artist.


Voices From the Past: A World of Sweets
Friday- October 11, 12PM

Julia Harrison, a trained anthropologist, will introduce you to a new view of our history and culture related to our sweets. Every sweet treat has a story to tell. This talk will spur us to make the leap from "Yum!" to "Hmm..."


Scheduled Events
August 12
August 13
September 12
October 11
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Yakima Valley Museum
Mobil Story Corps
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