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White River Valley Museum Receives over $377,000 in Grants, Gifts and Sponsorships in 2013

museum frontThe White River Valley Museum and the Mary Olson Farm have been the recipients of $377,000 in grants, gifts and sponsorships over the past few months. The funds will be applied toward award-winning educational programs, care of treasured artifacts, creation of exhibits and on capital improvements at the Mary Olson Farm which was recently recognized as a a Farm of Merit by the King Conservation District.  

The Funders Include:

  • $16,000-4Culture Facilities Program, to develop hands-on stations in the Permanent exhibits
  • $18,000-4Culture Sustained Support Program, for operating costs
  • $2,500-Georgia Kinkade and Friends, to support the Alpine Photography of George L. Kinkade exhibit
  • $5,000-Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, to support Alpine Photography of George L. Kinkade exhibit
  • $3,150-4Culture Collections Care Program, to prepare Museum database for Google indexing
  • $4,000-4Culture Heritage Special Project Program, for summer and school program interns
  • $2,000-Wyman Youth Trust, for children's programs and free admission to the Mary Olson Farm
  • $10,000-4Culture Preservation Special Projects, to develop Augmented Reality Ap for the Mary Olson Farm
  • $290,000-Washington State Heritage Capital Projects, to complete development of the Mary Olson Farm
  • $20,400-Halloween Costume Ball, from 160 individuals that attended the event, supporting Museum education programs
  • $1,500-US Bank Foundation, support of Museum free days
  • $1,450-Free Day Sponsorships:Free Day Sponsorships: Auburn Bocce Club; Law Offices of Thomas Campbell; Dr. Amy Cook: Cook Family Dentistry; Kiwanis Club of Auburn, Kiwanis Club of the Valley; Scarff Ford, Auburn; Simply Smiles, Dr. Stuart Rich, Sons of Italy; #1955; Soroptimist International of Auburn; Sound Credit Union; US Bank Foundation; Heather Woloshyn, DMD, MSD Woloshyn & Clements

About the White River Valley Museum

The White River Valley Museum creates an exciting and educational experience for visitors though a series of award-winning exhibits and programs on regional cultures, arts and history. Museum collections focus on Puget Sound history, Northwest Native culture, Japanese immigration and the Northern Pacific Railway. 

NEW 2014 HOURS: The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. On the first Thursday of each month the hours are extended to include 6 to 8 p.m. The Museum is located at 918 H St. S.E. in Auburn. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are always free. Admission is free all day on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for event information.