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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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Letter from the Executive Director

This week historically was one of the busiest of the year as preparations would be underway for our annual Donor Appreciation Program and Silent Auction. With the arrival of this unprecedented health and financial challenge, the grounds of the Lelooska Cultural Center are quiet. Paths that would be filled with children coming on field trips…

News & Updates

Click here to read the latest newsletter online, including information about rescheduling of events and newly added school programs in June.

Upcoming Events!

The Lelooska Foundation’s latest newsletter is now available. Click here to see information on upcoming classes, performances, and events! Some event dates listed in this newsletter may need to change. Up-to-date information will always be shown on the events calendar, so please check the calendar for the latest information.

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Miss you all and the wonderful traditions

Happy Birthday to Chief Lelooska on what would have been his 87th birthday! This photo of Chief Lelooska with Chief James Aul Sewid and Chief Sandy Willie at a potlatch in Ariel, WA in 1971 was recently shared with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday to Chief Lelooska on what would have been his 87th birthday! This photo of Chief Lelooska with Chief James Aul Sewid and Chief Sandy Willie at a potlatch in Ariel, WA in 1971 was recently shared with us.

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This was a fun field trip

That is an awesome picture! Great treasure find!

I remember going up there a couple of times on a field trip in school! It was so cool!

That is so wonderful! 💜

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Hope this will all pass. I look forward to visiting.

We'll be back when you're ready for us 🤩

Thank you to Sherry Stone for keeping our museum clean during our temporary closure! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Thank you to Sherry Stone for keeping our museum clean during our temporary closure!

Thank you to Ray Stone for his volunteer work installing the lighting and completing the electrical work in our Totem Pole Restoration and Canoe Carving Workshop! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Thank you to Ray Stone for his volunteer work installing the lighting and completing the electrical work in our Totem Pole Restoration and Canoe Carving Workshop!

Today the City of Longview took down the totem pole carved by Chief Lelooska that was on Commerce Ave. Now owned by the Port of Kalama, they delivered it to our site to begin restoration work. Our totem pole restoration and canoe carving building was improved over the past several years through generous grants from the Port of Woodland, the Price Foundation and numerous volunteers that added the concrete floor, roll up door, new lighting, electrical and many other improvements that made it into a space we can use. Today was a team effort! Thank you to Gene Whittaker, Darin Sampson, Eric Yakovich and Executive Director Mark Wilson from the Port of Kalama, Tanner Vossen, Brehon Monahan and Norm Mays from the City of Longview, Eric, Mara & Isaac Reese and Tsungani for their help today in getting it safely delivered. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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So glad it can be restored

Wow big project!!!!

Restore our Kalama totem pole also!😁👍❤️

So WONDERFUL.

Haida pole???

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Today the City of Longview took down the totem pole carved by Chief Lelooska that was on Commerce Ave. Now owned by the Port of Kalama, they delivered it to our site to begin restoration work. Our totem pole restoration and canoe carving building was improved over the past several years through generous grants from the Port of Woodland, the Price Foundation and numerous volunteers that added the concrete floor, roll up door, new lighting, electrical and many other improvements that made it into a space we can use. Today was a team effort! Thank you to Gene Whittaker, Darin Sampson, Eric Yakovich and Executive Director Mark Wilson from the Port of Kalama, Tanner Vossen, Brehon Monahan and Norm Mays from the City of Longview, Eric, Mara & Isaac Reese and Tsungani for their help today in getting it safely delivered. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting him in the 6th grade on an overnight field trip. It was a quiet evening but a lot of fun. I learned a lot.

What will become of the totem pole that’s been down at Port of Kalama waiting for restoration for years?

My father took us to watch the Chief carve the poles back in the 70s. We also saw the shows in Ariel many times.

What will happen to the big one that use to be in Kalama? I know it was pretty rotten in the middle.

What valuable and amazing work you do!!

Remember when it went up. Saw him working on the big, BIG ONE that id in Kalama.

Is it from 1959 ?

I remember going on school field trips to listen to his stories.

What is the plan?

Whew! Glad it's safe.

SUCH a big operation!!!

Mary Studt

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Yesterday a group from the Port of Kalama came out to prep and finalize plans for the delivery of the Longview totem pole to our site for restoration. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Yesterday a group from the Port of Kalama came out to prep and finalize plans for the delivery of the Longview totem pole to our site for restoration.Image attachment

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Are we restoring the one from our park also?

This is wonderful! Exciting!!

Exciting times.

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Upcoming Events

  • 14Nov

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

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