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
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.
SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Kennewick Man
Explore the 20-year history of Kennewick Man, known as the Ancient One, the 10,000-year-old man found along the banks of the Columbia River.