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Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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Farm
28728 Green River Road
Auburn, WA 98030

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Phone: 253-288-7433
Events Calendar
Currently on Exhibit
January 18-
June 18, 2017

Women at Work: Uniforms & Work Wear 1910 -2010
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February 2017
2nd
6-8pm

Late Play Date
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 – 12 years of age, no registration required.
3rd
6:30-10pm

Winter Railroad Lecture - Museum Open House 6:30 - 7:30pm, Lecture at 7:30pm
The Northwest’s Own Martin Burwash returns from the Great White North to spin some tales about his old home town—Tacoma—western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railway. Author of Cascade Crossings and Vis Major, Martin grew up in the City of Destiny. He has put together a new show of images from the late 1960s and the early 1970s of railroading around Commencement Bay. $5 adults/ $4 child and senior, no registration required.
11th
Tours at 1 and 2pm

Women at Work Curator Tour
See our new exhibit of women’s uniforms and hear fascinating insights and entertaining stories from exhibit curator and costume collector Alice Miller. Tour included with regular Museum admission or membership, no registration required but space is limited.
23rd
6 - 8pm

Poetry Reading with Peter Ludwin and Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall Museum Open House 6:00 - 7:00pm, Reading at 7:00pm
Ludwin will read from and sign his new book  Gone to Gold Mountain, which tells in poetry the story of over thirty Chinese gold miners massacred in Hells Canyon on May 25, 1887 by a gang of Oregon horse thieves. He will be joined by Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall who will read as well! $5 adults, $2 children and seniors, no registration required but space is limited.
March 2017
2nd
6-8pm

Late Play Date
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 – 12 years of age, no registration required.
3/31 - 4/1
7pm-
8am

Overnight at the Museum - The Groovy 70s!
A disco themed overnight adventure perfect for kids age 7 -12! Click HERE for more information and to register!
April 2017
6th
6-8pm

Late Play Date
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 – 12 years of age, no registration required.
7th
6:30-10pm

Spring Railroad Lecture - Museum Open House 6:30 - 7:30pm, Lecture at 7:30pm
Tacoma’s own Chuck Soule's presentation will cover places along the Northern Pacific Railway system from the Ainsworth Collection. Walt Ainsworth's collection at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive includes three to four thousand images featuring locations across the entire Main Street of the Northwest. The pictures date from the 1870s to the 1970s and the post-merger BN era. Photographers include I.G. Davidson, Al Farrow, Jim Fredrickson, F.J. Haynes, Bob Johnston, Ron Nixon, James A. Turner, and Warren Wing, and others. $5 adults/ $4 child and senior, no registration required.
22nd
10:30am - noon

Bookmarks & Landmarks Jr! at the Mary Olson Farm
Read the book, see the history! Read My Only May May Amelia by Jennifer Holm and then attend a special book club for kids grades 5th - 8th at the Mary Olson Farm. We will discuss the book, see and touch artifacts, do some of May Amelia's chores, and even eat one of her favorite foods! Registration coming soon.

Coming to an Event and Need a Room? Book a night at the Best Western Peppertree Inn and get a special discount on a King or double Queen room for just $99 per night (+tax) when you mention the White River Valley Museum.
Call (253)887-7600 to book your room!