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Museum
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
Temporary Exhibit MICROCOSOMS:
The Photography of George L. Kinkade on display January 9 – April 28, 2019

First Thursdays (February 7 and March 7)
6:00-8:00pm


Late Play Date
Join us for Free visits on first Thursdays, from noon to 4pm and for evening open hours 6 to 8pm. During evening hours we will have a Late Play Date for the kiddos with themed activities and craft tables perfect for children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Late Play Dates are made possible by support from 4Culture and the City of Auburn.

February 1
7:30-10:00pm


Winter Railroad Lecture
Open house at the Museum from 6:30-7:30pm. The Northwest’s own Martin Burwash will take us on a trip down memory lane with Burlington Northern’s smorgasbord of post-merger paint. Railroad author and photographer Burwash will review all the mismatched power and paint that was the early years of BN as St. Paul worked to integrate multiple railroads into the largest rail system in the United States in 1970. We’ll visit not only Tacoma, but wander out to Stevens and Stampede passes as well. $4 children and seniors, $5 adults.


February 5
4:00-5:00pm


Story Club with KCLS
Hear a great story, discuss big ideas, and discover really cool history with Museum exhibits and artifacts! Ages 7-12. Snacks provided. Free, no registration required. February's Book: Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. How do we hold onto the beauty that we see? Find out about two different photographers who captured the beauty of nature in amazing ways.

February 7
7:00pm


Hike Like a Woman – FAQ’s with Nikki Carson
Bring your questions for an open discussion on being a woman in the outdoors with Nikki Carson from Hike Like a Woman Washington State. Whether you are new to the sport or a veteran hiker you will learn something new, meet likeminded ladies, and be inspired to go take a hike! Free program, no registration needed.


February 17
2:00pm


Ansel Adams, Documentary Film Screening
The intimate portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist written and directed by Ric Burns. A visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique and a crusader for the environment, Adams would take part in an extraordinary revolution: in photography, and in ways of seeing what he called “the continuous beauty of the things that are.” Free program, no registration required.


March 5
4:00 - 5:00pm


Story Club with KCLS
Hear a great story, discuss big ideas, and discover really cool history with Museum exhibits and artifacts! Ages 7-12. Snacks provided. Free, no registration required. March’s Book: The Firekeeper’s Son by Linda Sue Park. What would you do if your entire country relied on you to send a message every night, long before we had cell phones, or even electricity? Find out how people communicated over long distances in the past.


March 10
2:00pm


Klondike: The Last Adventure
The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century in this historic performance piece by Living Voices. Included with Museum admission or membership, RSVP encouraged HERE.


March 31
12:00pm-4:00pm


Youth in Focus Digital Photography Workshop
Teens age 12 – 16 will use professional cameras and photo editing software to explore the world of digital photography. Fee includes all supplies and photo prints! $40 per student. Space is limited and pre-registration is required HERE.


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!