Kittitas County Community Events Calendar

Preparing for Wildfire: Are you Ready?

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

The Museum welcomes Department of Natural Resources Landowner Assistance Forester Jason Emsley, who will help us better understand the fire risks within our community.  You will learn about the dynamic nature of wildfire, and practical, everyday means for better preparing our spaces for fire.  

Free

Facing Fire: A Roundtable Discussion about Wildland Fire

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for community members to understand how wildland fire crews see the world.  It will also showcase the diversity of experiences and perspectives that fire managers and others involved in wildland fire use to make sense of critical situations.

Free

“Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists,” a talk by Mayumi Tsutakawa

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism whose inspiring stories reach back to the early years of our region. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on […]

Free

Museums as Sites of Healing: Community Co-Curation and Restorative Placemaking

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

Mark Auslander, Ph.D., serves as director of the Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) and is an associate professor of Anthropology and History at Michigan State University (MSU, East Lansing, Michigan) . Dr. Auslander directed the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment from 2011-17. When he arrived at MSU in mid-2017, the community was shaken by the largest sexual abuse scandal in […]

Free

Museum of Culture and Environment Opening Reception: Three new Exhibitions

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

Please join the Museum of Culture and Environment as we open three new exhibitions to the public. In the main gallery, viewers will see Telling Secrets, which features the paintings and stories of well-known Ellensburg artist Jane Orleman, who addresses her experiences of childhood sexual violence and other forms of domestic abuse. This exhibit is […]

Fire and Ice Part III: Collaborating to Address Climate Change in the PNW

CWU Museum Culture and Environment 1200 N. D Street, Dean Hall, Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg

The Museum of Culture & environment concludes its year-long series "Fire and Ice" by reflecting upon the collaborations that will help community members prepare for living in a climate-changed Pacific Northwest. Emily Washines, Yakama Nation, will discuss the role of cultural knowledge in developing creative answers to the problems posed by climate change. Urban Eberhart, […]

Free
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