Shafer Historical Museum

Jumping Into Fire: Triple Nickels & The smokejumper Experiment 

Friday May 19 1:00-4:00 pm, Drop-in tours at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, 23 Intercity Airport Road (off Twisp-Winthrop East County Road) Winthrop, WA 

Saturday May 20, 2023  at the MV Community Center Auditorium, 201 Highway 20, Twisp, WA 

Displays & Exhibit open during MV Farmer's Market 10am-12noon, and 2:00-6:30pm

Presentations and Q&A 7:00pm

Visit the Shafer Museum

Opening day for summer 2023 is Friday, May 12. Get in the spirit and watch the Rendevous Riders return to town from atop the hill at the museum! The Museum buildings will be open & hosted only Friday-Sundays in May; Then, open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Monday, September 11, 2023. 

Volunteer training for returning museum docents & hosts will be held on Saturday, May 6, 1:00-2:30pm. Want to join the Shafer volunteers as a host? New docent training will be held Thursday, May 11 3-5:00p,. Email your interest to staff or phone 509-380-9911.  Interested but can't attend at one of these times? Please get in touch and we'll make other arrangements. 

Online Photos & materials

Over 1,000 new images are available in the Shafer Museum's online collections! 

A December 2022 upload of many volunteers' dedicated work to digitize the museum's originals means you have a lot more material to browse from home. 

View photos, documents and images from the Shafer Museum's archives online. 

With Gratitude to Friends and Donors

The Shafer Museum relies on donations and grants from many supporters to share & preserve Methow Valley history with community members and visitors:

Members and individual donors to the Shafer Museum

GiveMethow donors

The Philadelphia Foundation

Donors through the Seattle Foundation

Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation

Twispworks Foundation for COVID-19 relief funds

MethowValley Fund & the Community Foundation of North Central Washington

Sun Mountain Lodge

Humanities Washington

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