Wenatchee Valley Museum

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Wenatchee Valley Museum

With temperatures in the 100s the past few days, indoor activities have been the norm. Walmart and Apple Annie’s Antiques were a welcome respite earlier in the week, but Friday appealed as a museum day.

Although I’ve been here several times over the years, on this visit my friend Joyce was with me and she had never been to this museum before. So I got to play tour guide.

We went up to the second floor and began in the train area. I never tire of watching the model train traverse over the bridges and through the tunnels.

The room honoring Pangborn has always been one of my favorites. The history of his overseas flights is depicted on the walls and I adore the pilot upside-down in his aircraft mounted on the ceiling.

Here are a few pics I took in some of the other display rooms. It was interesting to read the descriptions posted on the walls with details of the first inhabitants and artifacts that had been unearthed.

We also explored another area where unfortunately photography is prohibited. Displays here included an old nurse’s uniform, a medical examing room, a general store and information about the history of East Wenatchee.

We then headed down to the main floor. To my delight pieces of the Chihuly glass were on display.

The current feature on the main floor was the toy theme.

Children’s summer programs were underway making the apple area unavailable. Another time.

We also checked out the gift shop. A wide variety of items including jewelry, books, paper dolls and so much more can be found here.

BTW…..If you’re vaccinated you don’t need masks!

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  1. I remember having summers like this when I was young. I can remember the heat and wanting to play outside with my friends but being told no. Lol These are strange times…but the heat is familiar. I enjoy reading about your travels and feel as though I am there with you in spirit. Your photos are amazing! ❤

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