Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village

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Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village

The Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village is operated by The Chelan County Historical Society,  a non-profit organization. The 13,000 square foot museum features two levels. The upper level houses the Willis Carey Wing and the Congdon Wing. The lower level contains displays of natural history as well as pioneer history. An optional audio tour is available and group tours are most welcome.

I began my exploration in the William Carey Wing where I was delighted with the displays of beadwork, basketry, jewelry as well as artwork by local artists.

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I then moved on to the Congdon Wing to view the tools.

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Next I headed downstairs and was completely overwhelmed by this gallery containing everything from nature to artifacts to petrified wood.

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Now it was time to venture outside. The Pioneer Village contains more than twenty original pioneer structures, most over 100 years old. These buildings house antiques, artifacts and furniture of the era.

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The railroad was also represented. I walked through both the caboose and the station.

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About three hours and some 400 photos later I arrived back at the gift shop at the entrance. My fervent hope is that I will somehow find the time to view this treasure again before returning to Mexico for the winter. 

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