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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 at the White River Valley Museum
June 12-
Dec 17, 2017

SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots
Click HERE for more details.
Mary Olson Farm Summer Hours!
June 24-
August 27, 2017


Visit the Farm this summer every Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 5pm
Admission is FREE! Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cow, chickens, and donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved historic farms in King County! Click HERE for directions. Sponsored by the Wyman Youth Trust

June 2017
1st
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.
6/9 - 6/10
7pm-8am

Overnight at the Museum - Spy Games!
An overnight adventure perfect for kids age 7-12! Click HERE for more information and to register!
10th
1 and 2pm

Women at Work Curator Led Tour
Hear the amazing stories of the people and uniforms featured in our Women at Work exhibit with the fabulous curator Alice Miller. Tours will begin at 1 and 2pm and are included in regular Museum admission or membership, no registration required.
17th
10:30am-Noon

Bookmarks and Landmarks at Mary Olson Farm
Read the Book, See the History! A book club with a historic twist will meet at the Mary Olson Farm to discuss Wild Life by Molly Gloss. Free, but registration is required HERE.
19th
1-4pm

Creating Engaging Exhibits
A workshop for small museums, historic societies, libraries, or businesses that have public displays. Museum Director Patricia Cosgrove will share strategies for creating engaging exhibits or updating your current exhibits on a budget. $20/$15 per person, click HERE for more information and to register.
July 2017
Wednesdays
10:30-11:30am

Hooked on History! Every Wednesday in July
Join us for an awesome hour of activities, crafts and Museum fun, right before the concerts in Les Gove Park. Hooked on History and the concerts are FREE - bring the family and spend the day! Click HERE for more information and weekly themes.
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.
6th
7-8:30pm

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
Enjoy an evening of chamber music at the Farm with the Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra. More Information and tickets at auburnsymphony.org
11th
5-7pm

Salish Modern Exhibit Lecture with Curator Greg Watson
Exhibit viewing 5 – 6pm and lecture from 6 – 7pm

Explore the history, themes, color and culture of our stunning new exhibit of modern Salish art with exhibit curator Greg Watson. Watson, a longtime student and collector of Salish art, a Wulshootseed speaker, and skilled a skilled storyteller, will provide insightful perspectives on the exhibit. This lecture is a free event, no registration required but space is limited.
20th
7-8:30pm

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
Enjoy an evening of chamber music at the Farm with the Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra. More Information and tickets at auburnsymphony.org
17-21 & 24-28
9am-Noon

Museum Time Traveler Camp
Kids age 6-12 will learn a little history and have a lot of fun as they explore pioneer times, ancient Greece and Egypt, Viking culture and even the future! $95 per child (Auburn Resident). Click HERE for more information and to register.
August 2017
3rd
7pm

Native Storytelling with Roger Fernandes
Roger Fernandes is a Lower Elwha Band of the S'Klallam Indians Storyteller whose stories incorporate song and dance. In the course of telling Native American stories, Roger integrates stories he has learned from other cultures around the world. Free event, no registration required, but space is limited.
3rd
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
7-8:30pm

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
Enjoy an evening of chamber music at the Farm with the Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra. More Information and tickets at auburnsymphony.org
7-11 & 14-18
9am-Noon

Living History Camp at the Mary Olson Farm
Kids ages 6-12 will explore the daily activities of farm life in the early 20th century. Activities include: caring for farm animals, working in the garden, finger weaving, archery, baking in a wood stove, playing historic games and more!  $95 per child (Auburn Resident). Click HERE for more information and to register.
26th
1-4pm

Poets on the Farm
Join Northwest Renaissance Poets for an afternoon of poetry and a musical performance at Mary Olson Farm. Sit back and listen or join the free-write session and open mic – no experience required! Free program, no registration required.
September2017
6th
6-8pm

Salish Art History Lecture
Lydia Sigo, Curator and Archivist at the Suquamish Museum, will share some of the history and techniques of Coast Salish art. By exploring the knowledge and traditions passed down through tribal elders, we will examine the intricacies of Northwest baskets and wool weavings, investigate the manufacturing process of ancient bone artifacts and learn about the shape and design of Puget Sound canoes and other carvings. Free event, but RSVP is required HERE.
7th
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.
16th
Noon-6pm

Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival at Mary Olson Farm - 21+
Bands, beer and more at our 8th annual Hops & Crops Festival to support education programs at the Mary Olson Farm. $15 pre-sale is now open! Click HERE for more information and tickets.
24th
2-3pm

Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War Lecture
Meet author Joanne H. Rajoppi and learn about the history behind her book Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War. The book follows the women of the Hamilton family from New Jersey to Detroit and thence to Washington Territory. The family settled in Seattle; one family member settled right here in the Green River Valley! Lecture included with regular Museum admission or membership.

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!