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OPINION: NCW is museum-rich

July 2, 2014

By Wilfred Woods, The Wenatchee World, Wash.

July 02--I took time this week to visit the Rocky Reach Dam visitor center and museum, in the beautiful grounds of that dam.

The center attracts 60,000 visitors annually, all free, of course.

No place else has a place to watch the fish come through like this dam, and the sockeye are due in big numbers before long. We have a wealth of museums in this region, with a great variety of exhibits.

Currently the Indian basketry at the North Central Museum and Cultural Center here are on display until August. And Cashmere's Pioneer Village and Museum with its spectacular Congdon collection is not to be missed. We note that the Colville Tribes have now opened the Fort Okanogan Museum near Brewster with native exhibits, a site that the state parks turned over to them. Waterville, Chelan, Ephrata, Quincy and the great Okanogan County museums at Winthrop and Okanogan are all open this summer.

It's a great time to see our heritage.

Reach Wilfred Woods at 509-665-1160 or


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