Events in 2014

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.

Events


ron-mclean128 ron-mclean-carving128 April 12 Season opening: Remembering Ron McLean
, poet and artist. Barbecue and music by Hank Cramer. Noon to 5pm at the MVIC

edward-curtis-128 March 30: Coming To Light: Movie at the Merc Theater. Archival footage by Edward Curtis and the North American Indians. Last Sunday, 5pm.

Dr. Alan Gillespie 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.

thumb64 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.

lisa-64 May 25 (3pm): Live Birds of Prey and Other Rescued Animals with Lisa Lindsey of Okanogan Wildlife League. Last Sunday, 3pm at the MVIC.

TB Charley 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.

lewisia64 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.

powwow poster 2 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.

John-Crandall 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.

black-lake-thumbOctober 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.

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Upcoming “Last Sunday” Events

CLOSED DEC & JANUARY / FEBRUARY: Footprints in the Snow / MARCH: Bird Migrations / APRIL-JUNE: “Wolves of Washington”

“Last Sunday”  Programs from 5-7 pm: admission by donation

Open weekends: Fall/Winter hours 12:00 – 4:00pm

Summer hours, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5

Phone: 509 997-0620   Email:  mvic@methownet.com

 

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New Pictures

New Photoes of the progress at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center:

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Last Sunday Series Upcoming

Upcoming “Last Sunday” events are: OCTOBER 29  “The Grizzly” / NOVEMBER 25  “Exploring the Ice Age Floods” / CLOSED DEC & JANUARY / FEBRUARY: Footprints in the Snow / MARCH: Bird Migrations / APRIL-JUNE: “Wolves of Washington”

“Last Sunday”  Programs from 5-7 pm: admission by donation

Open weekends: Fall/winter hours 12:00 – 4:00pm

Summer hours, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5

509 997-0620   EMAIL  mvic@methownet.com

2012 Powwow pictures: (click to enlarge)

 

 

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Grand Opening Summary

SEE A REPORT ON THE POWWOW AT http://www.methownet.com/grist/features/powwow.html

We are so thankful to those that attended our Grand Opening the weekend of June 9 & 10.  The most accurate observation was a quote from board member Paula Mackrow, “If it were any better, we couldn’t have handled it!”

About 200 attended on the weekend with most saying they found out about it from friends and family or the newspaper.  Several said they didn’t expect it to be so great.  We had people fill out surveys that showed all displays were a success with the most “wows” for the “Seasons of the People” (Methow Native) and “Collisions and Ice” (Geology).  Since these are two of our permanent displays, it was gratifying to hear. Nearly all attendees noted that they would visit again. 

Two third grade classes from the Methow Valley Elementary School are coming  to tour the Interpretive Center.  We have made a questionnaire for them to “unlock” mysteries as they wander around the center.

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If you have observations, suggestions or comments regarding your experience at the grand opening, please make your comments known by putting them on the “leave a comment” link at the bottom of this post.

Thanks again to all who attended, contributed, volunteered and encourage the success of this event.

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Our Mission

“Our mission is to create, fund and operate an interpretive center that recognizes the pre-European native inhabitants and portrays the geology and natural history of the Methow Valley” 

Lucy Timentwa and CB Susan Timentwa

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