Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

  • Wenatchee, WA
  • www.wvmcc.org

Mission Statement

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center fosters dynamic connections to the unique heritage of the Wenatchee Valley.

Main Programs

  1. General Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

North Central Washington, Wenatchee Valley and sourrounding counties:  Grant, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

ruling year

1940

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Mrs. Brenda Abney

Keywords

Self-reported

Columbia River, Ice Age; Wenatchee Valley; North Central Washington; Wenatchee, Washington; Family; Kids; Entertainment; Education; Art; History; Cultural Diversity; Wenatchi; Native American; Apple Industry; Historical photographs; Transpacific flight; Clovis points;

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EIN

91-6054055

 Number

7981368717

Physical Address

127 South Mission Street

Wenatchee, WA 98801 3039

Also Known As

WVMCC

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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WVMCC preserves and presents the unique heritage of North Central Washington through the care of collections, educational programs and exhibits of the history, art, sciences and diversity of this region and its people. WVMCC provides educational services to the region's schoolchildren through school tours and educational programs;

The museum’s admission fee is $5 for adults, $4 seniors, $2 kids and free for under 6 and members. There is free admission the first Friday of each month.

WVMCC keeps the collective community memory for present and future generations. We provide affordable and meaningful experiences to our visitors and residents of our communities.  Our museum is a critical partner in education through services provided to regional school districts. We offer training to educators and supplement the curriculum with resources, programs and expertise.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

General Programs

The museum presents educational and entertaining exhibits, programs, events, lectures and classes that interpret the history, arts, sciences and cultural diversity of the Wenatchee Valley. Examples of programs include: Super Summer Adventures summer enrichment classes, Pipes! Organ Concerts with Silent Films, Ice Age Adventures family program, Native Culture of the Columbia Plateau, Fiestas Mexicanas, changing exhibits gallery, Experience Main Street 1910, Environmental Film Series and a host of other regular and special programs for the public.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$228,468.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

North Central Washington, Wenatchee Valley and sourrounding counties:  Grant, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

Funding Needs

Program Funds allows services to be free or low cost and supports mission based activities in presenting the history, arts, diversity and sciences of North Central Washington to children, adults and seniors both in the region and visiting.Capacity building funds help in growing and strengthening the organization.  Funds are used for strategic planning and master planning; providing adequate infrustructure and expertise for museum operations; and in captial projects that support the collection, exhibits and programs of the museum. Endowment funds are set aside in a restricted fund to provide a corpus to sustain the organization in the future.  Currently endowment funds are reinvested into the corpus to provide continued growth.  General Operating funds allows the museum to provide regular open hours and service to our community.

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association for State and Local History

American Association of Museums - Member

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WENATCHEE VALLEY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Brenda Abney

BIO

Abney has been active in museums since 1992, holding positions with progressive levels of responsiblity in exhibits, programs, collections and administration.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The acccomplishments of Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center are made possible through the committed support from individuals and organizations that partnered as volunteers, resources and funding. 
The museum produces publications such as Confluence magazine, books of regional interest, exhibits focused on topics that illuminate the uniqueness of our valley. 

We enjoy dedicated service by longstanding volunteers such as those that service our visitors, manage the museum store, lead educational programming and preserve the historical pipe organ and the collections. 

 

Like all of you, the museum has had to continue to provide service with shrinking resources.  It is with the help of our volunteers, and the commitment of our members and community supporters, that we remain a vitale and vibrant organizations."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Grace Lynch

Retired Nurse

Term: July 2006 - June 2012

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