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Lelooska Foundation & Cultural Center

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Lelooska Museum

Open on Program, Performance and Event Dates and Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend 11-3.

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School Living History Programs

Field Trips for Schools on weekday mornings every Fall and Spring

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Saturday Living History Performances

Masks, Dances and Stories presented on select Saturdays each Spring and Fall

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We are grateful to the many individuals, families, and organizations that donate their time and resources to our organization.

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Welcome Back! Spring Updates!

The Lelooska Foundation’s latest newsletter is now available. Click here for important updates on limited in-person visits, virtual field trips, and summer events!

Silent Auction & Donor Appreciation Program

Click here to read about our upcoming virtual Silent Auction and Donor Appreciation Program! Please join us on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 7pm. If you RSVP on the Silent Auction page, we’ll send you a link to an after party on Zoom!

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This Thursday is Give More 24! We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $2,500.00 matching donation from an anonymous donor for this day of online giving. Please consider a gift of any size to help us reach our goal!
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This Thursday is Give More 24! We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $2,500.00 matching donation from an anonymous donor for this day of online giving. Please consider a gift of any size to help us reach our goal!
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After months of planning, and with the help of an incredible group of volunteers, we were able to safely remove the front entry pole on the old ceremonial house. After decades of weather, and in the interest of preserving this piece of art, it was removed so that it can be temporarily stored indoors. Once our new museum building is completed, this pole and the house front it was attached to will be on display once again. In the meantime, our volunteers are hard at work sawing cedar logs into new boards for the front of the house. Within this next year work will begin on the new totem pole, installation of the cedar boards, and painting the new house front. This building has not been accessible for decades, we hope that sometime next year we will be able to open the interior to guests. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

After months of planning, and with the help of an incredible group of volunteers, we were able to safely remove the front entry pole on the old ceremonial house. After decades of weather, and in the interest of preserving this piece of art, it was removed so that it can be temporarily stored indoors.  Once our new museum building is completed, this pole and the house front it was attached to will be on display once again. In the meantime, our volunteers are hard at work sawing cedar logs into new boards for the front of the house. Within this next year work will begin on the new totem pole, installation of the cedar boards, and painting the new house front. This building has not been accessible for decades, we hope that sometime next year we will be able to open the interior to guests.Image attachmentImage attachment

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It will be so exciting to see!

Wow, so many stories it's heard! Amazing piece.

Can’t wait!!!!

Congratulations glad that worked 🥰

Today would have been Chief Lelooska's 88th Birthday!
We are grateful for his incredible legacy that continues on today. Photo by Ralph Norris.
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Today would have been Chief Lelooskas 88th Birthday! 
We are grateful for his incredible legacy that continues on today. Photo by Ralph Norris.

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Was fortunate enough to have met (Don) Chief Lelooska and his family probably 30 years ago. They were an amazing and talented family and Lelooska was a very special soul in so many ways. Not only was he a fantastic carver, and artist, but his storytelling was superb! He left us too soon, but he left us with a wonderful legacy in the foundation and so thankful it is getting the attention it deserves. Everyone working on the project is awesome and thank you for caring. From a friend in north Idaho.

A wonderful human being, who was always so kind to me when I was a mixed up teenager.

Colleen Cawston show dad. Such an amazing capture of his spirit.

I just visited the museum last week. I spent a lot of time there when I was young. It was nice to be there.

Such a great price of history

❤️

Cherished memories ❤

R.I. P Great Chief.

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Just 2 more Thursdays left for drop in site visits!

After years of planning and volunteer efforts, we are excited to be moving into Phase 2 of the restoration of the old ceremonial house. Last Saturday volunteers spent the day moving lumber piles and removing shelving preparing for this next phase. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Upcoming Events

  • 13Nov

    Silent AuctionLelooska Foundation, 165 Merwin Village Road Ariel, WA 9860304:30 PM

  • 27Nov

    Evening PerformanceLelooska Foundation, 165 Merwin Village Road Ariel, WA 9860307:00 PM

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