Facilities and Exhibits at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center
Here you can find out about our facilities and exhibits that highlight this area’s rich cultural and natural history. We are located on the TwispWorks Campus at 210 5th Avenue, Twisp, Washington. Our hours of operation are Fridays noon-4, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays noon-4. From November to March we are open only by appointment.
Methow Valley Native Garden. The Methow Valley Native Garden is a self-guided tour on the grounds of the MVIC. Seasons of the People – Methow native culture exhibit. The MVIC has many different displays depicting the culture and traditional knowledge of the local natives who came to the Methow Valley. Commemorative videos present short stories about individual Methow descendents. Native pithouse. Experience the native pithouse built by Paschal Sherman Indian School students. The Ribbon of Life – Methow Valley watershed. The ribbon of life traces the ecosystem of the river from its headwaters to the Big River, the Columbia. Geology and Geomorphology. Geologic processes that shaped the Methow are described including continental drift, glaciation, weather, topography, and rocks and minerals.
Current and Updated Exhibits
Insects of the Pacific Northwest. This collection of mounted insect specimens was collected by Entomologist Joseph Fortier, to accompany our first “Last Sunday” presentation of 2017. Pictographs and Ethics. This exhibit displays well known pictographs from the Methow Valley. Salmon rearing aquarium. More Morels. All about morel mushrooms, by Joey Nishida.