Shafer Historical Museum

The museum is closed

The grounds and the footpath between Riverside and Castle Avenue are CLOSED.

After Okanogan County enters Phase 3 of the WA State Safe Start plan, the Shafer Historical Museum will be open on select dates this summer. Dates will be posted here and Facebook, so check back regularly. Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required during your visit to care for our docents and volunteers.

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University of Washington students are conducting a community survey for us. Share your thoughts & ideas about the museum and how to improve member benefits. Takes 5 minutes or less, through July 31. Thanks!

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Browse photos, documents and more from the Shafer Museum's collections online.

Photos are available for purchase too!

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Join in the fun as a Volunteer

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of (most) women gaining the right to vote in national elections in the United States. What was life like for Methow Valley women then? What was it like to vote for the first time? Who still couldn't vote?

Learn more and join us to celebrate this significant year at the Shafer Historical Museum!

Poorman Creek

Our Methow Home presentations gives a glimpse into a particular Methow Valley neighborhood's history.

Learn about Poorman Creek!

Postponed: Date TBD in late summer

Methow Valley Grange, Twisp

Admission free, donations accepted.

A printed booklet of presentation materials will be available to purchase at the event.