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918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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28728 Green River Road
Auburn, WA 98030

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Phone: 253-288-7433
October 2018

4th
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. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

5th
6:30-10pm


Fall Railroad Lecture
Museum Open House 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Lecture and Slideshow 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Preceding Boeing and Microsoft was coal--the most significant source of prosperity for Seattle and the surrounding region during the nineteenth century. And carrying that coal from the mines at Newcastle to the harbor at Seattle was the Seattle Coal and Transportation Company, Puget Sound’s first railroad. Members of local historical societies present new discoveries and rare images of this obscure piece of Northwest history and its operations at Seattle, Newcastle, and in between.
Join presenters Kurt Armbruster, Robert Boyd, Harry Dursch, Gary Dutt, Mike Intlekofer, Eva Lundahl, Matt McCauley, Russ Segner, and Kent Sullivan to see their latest findings on this forgotten but vital piece of Pacific Northwest history at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn!

$5 adults/ $4 children and seniors, no registration required.

11th
4-5pm


Story Club - Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds
Sept 20, Oct 11 and Nov 8
Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age  8 – 11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a Museum exhibit. Free, more info at www.kcls.org   

October Book -Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Toni Johnston

20th
6-10pm


Museum Tailgate for Education Dinner and Live and Silent Auction
For information on how you can attend this event please contact Rachael McAlister at rmcalister@auburnwa.gov

21st
Noon-2pm


Pollinator Gardens at Mary Olson Farm
Join King Conservation District and Xerces Society for this special fall farm walk focused on pollinator recovery! Learn tips and tricks for installing pollinator habitat, see a pollinator strip as it is installed, and walk around the farm with Eric Lee-Mader to discuss the pollinator-friendly projects that Mary Olson Farm is implementing. Free program, click HERE to register.

27th
2-5pm


BOO-seum!
Stop by the Museum during Trunk or Treat in Les Gove Park and take a tour with the lights out, when lots of friendly ghosts are roaming about! Free, no registration required.

November 2018

1st
6-8pm


Late Play Date - Special Sasquatch Snack & Paint!
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. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

3rd
2pm


Creature Classification with the Point Defiance Zoo
Learn the characteristics that scientists use to classify the five animal groups. Kids will participate in an activity to identify a mystery animal, and spend time examining pelts, skulls, feathers and skin and meet one of the Zoo's animal ambassadors! Kids ages 7 - 12, $6 per child. Click HERE to register.

8th
4-5pm


Story Club - Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds
Sept 20, Oct 11 and Nov 8
Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age  8 – 11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a Museum exhibit. Free, more info at www.kcls.org   

November Book -The Peace Bell by Margi Preus

16-17th
7pm-8am


Overnight at the Museum - Museum Wizzarding School
Send your 7 – 12 year old on an overnight adventure with scavenger hunts, wand crafts, potion experiments and more! $35 per child. Click HERE to register.

December 2018

6th
6-8pm


Late Play Date - Special Visit w/ Santa!
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. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

8th
2pm


Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?
Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth. Lecture included with regular Museum admission or membership. Space is limited, click HERE to RSVP

14th
7-8:30pm


25 Years of Seattle Poetics Lab
Learn the unique history of Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) with an evening celebration including renowned guest speakers and poetry readings at the Museum.  SPLAB was founded by poet Paul Nelson right here in Auburn on December 14, 1993. Nelson hosted hundreds of radio interviews with local, regional and national poets while working to promote Cascadian poetry culture.  Free event, but space is limited. Click HERE to RSVP.

Coming to an Event and Need a Room? Book a night at the Best Western Plus Mountain View Auburn Inn and get a special discount when you mention the White River Valley Museum.
Call (253)887-7600 to book your room!