Shafer Historical Museum

The museum is closed

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

Shafer Historical Museum is staffed by volunteers, most of whom are in high-risk groups for COVID complications. If we are to open this year, dates will be posted here and Facebook, so check back regularly. Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required during a visit to care for our docents and volunteers.

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

Photos are available for purchase too!

Plus, follow us on Facebook to get regular tales from the archives!

What are your favorite places?

The Shafer Museum is one of Ralph Munro's! The former Washington Secretary of State visited the museum and shares what he likes the best in this video. You can't visit right now, but you can still get a peek inside here.

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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.

COVID Self-Screen for visitors & volunteers

If you volunteer, work or are stopping in at the museum office, please complete this form online here or on the paper sheet in the office. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing are required.

Thank you for your consideration and care for our staff, volunteers, neighbors and friends.