EXHIBITS AND EVENTS FOR EVERY AGE

Experience Our Heritage and Culture

The Heritage Center is intended to protect preserve and perpetuate the culture traditions and identity of the Wanapum of Priest Rapids. It is located along the banks of the Columbia River, near Priest Rapids Dam, on the ancestral grounds of the Wanapum. The 50,000 sq ft facility houses a 10,000 sq ft permanent exhibit space, a 2,000 sq ft temporary rotating exhibit space, a climate controlled repository and collection facility, a library, staff offices and open space for large group activities conferences, demonstrations, training and living culture program activities.

Permanent Exhibit highlights include:

  • interactive monitors
  • 45-seat theatre
  • Wanapum history film "Life as a Wanapum"
  • dioramas and life-size tule mat lodge
  • audio interviews with Wanapum about gathering, fishing hunting, trading and healing
Free admission
Dedicated to the children of today -- and of the future -- to help them understand who they are and where they come from because you can’t grow unless you know who you are.

Wanapum Heritage Center Events


Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice.

OUR SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Interior of special exhibit at Wanapum Heritage Center showing Essence Around Us children's interactive exhibit

Oct 15, 2019 - Feb 16, 2020

Essence Around Us

An interactive exhibit for children of all ages.

 

Preserving Lodge Building Traditions

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