Hours of Operation
Early Spring and Fall hours:
Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 o’clock
Summer hours: Friday noon – 5 o’clock
Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday noon – 5 pm.
The Interpretive Center is closed from November to March except by appointment.
April 12 Season opening: Remembering Ron McLean, poet and artist. Barbecue and music by Hank Cramer. Noon to 5pm at the MVIC
March 30: Coming To Light: Movie at the Merc Theater. Archival footage by Edward Curtis and the North American Indians. Last Sunday, 5pm.
April 27: Glaciation of the Methow with Dr. Alan Gillespie, University of Washington Geologist. Alan will share ways to look for evidence of the dynamic interplay between ice and water in shaping the modern Methow Valley. Last Sunday, 5pm at the MVIC.
May 17: Moccasin Lake Ranch Wildflowers with George Wooten and Greata Beatty, author of Wildflowers of Moccasin Lake Ranch. Hike to a lunch served in a great setting. Space is limited, please reserve in advance (509-997-6010). Cost $40, includes raffle ticket for a limited edition copy of Wildflowers of Moccasin Lake Ranch. 10am to 2:30. Meet at the Interpretive Center at 9 :30 or a Moccasin Lake Ranch at 10:00.
May 25 (3pm): Live Birds of Prey and Other Rescued Animals with Lisa Lindsey of Okanogan Wildlife League. Last Sunday, 3pm at the MVIC.
June 29 (3pm): Charley Family DVD Premier with descendents of the last full-blood Methow native T.B. Charley. There will be a pit house dedication ceremony. Last Sunday, 3pm at the MVIC.
Sunday, July 27 (3pm): Useful Plants of the Interior Salish. Have you ever wondered how far the Tribes traveled to trade with each other and what they traded? This is a tour of the Native Interpretive Garden at the MVIC led by Salish-speaking native Ernie Brooks and Botanist George Wooten. Last Sunday, 3pm at the MVIC.
July 27: Salish Bounty exhibit opens. This exhibit from the Burke Museum examines historical trade routes used by local tribal people. Art will be displayed in partnership with Confluence Gallery and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation. Exhibit runs through September 28 at the MVIC.
August 16: Heart of the Methow Powwow. 10 am to 7 pm at TwispWorks Campus, Twisp WA.
August 31: Historic Tribal Connections with Dr. Richard Hart. Last Sunday, 5pm at the MVIC.
September 28: Revisit with Lampreys with John Crandall. Discover how the lamprey influence salmon restoration in our own Methow Valley. Local biologist John Crandall has worked on fisheries conservation for many years across the Northwest with a special interest in monitoring fish and habitat response to restoration activities. Last Sunday, 3pm at the MVIC.
October 26: Fish, Floods and Fire with Jennie Molesworth. What are the effects of post-fire flooding on fish and rivers? Jennifer has worked on aquatic ecosystems through many fires and her talk will be relevant to future recovery plans. Last Sunday, 5pm at the MVIC.