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Lelooska Foundation & Cultural Center

Join us for living history programs and other events

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Lelooska Museum

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

Museum Collection

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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Winter 2018 News and Events

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Work Party!March 9, 2019, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterSaturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us as we plant new native plants on our grounds and prepare for the upcoming program season.

Bring work gloves. Snacks will be provided.

Please let us know if you can come!
Email info@lelooska.org or 360-225-9522
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Work Party!

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NW Coast Woodcarving 2: The Final StagesMarch 16, 2019, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterNW Coast Woodcarving 2: The Final Stages
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm, $60
Chief Tsungani shares the final stages of creating a mask, transforming rough wooden carvings into the vibrant, colorful, complex crests of the ceremonial houses. Tsungani will demonstrate detail carving, sanding techniques, painting and assembly of articulated or transformation masks. You will see firsthand the finishing touches that bring these pieces to life, including setting hair, abalone inlays, and more. This class utilizes masterful demonstrations, and is suitable for all skill levels and builds on the information shared in NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring traditions. Please bring a lunch.
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NW Coast Woodcarving 2: The Final Stages

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Miniature Button BlanketMarch 2, 2019, 2:00pmLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterMiniature Button Blanket
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2pm - 4pm, $35
Learn the history and significance of how the Button Blanket became part of the culture of the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast. Mariah Ts’igilhilaqw will share the different materials and techniques used in creating a button blanket. Then, create your own miniature button blanket from felt.
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Miniature Button Blanket

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NW Coast Flat DesignMarch 2, 2019, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterNW Coast Flat Design
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 am - 2 pm, $45
Explore with Tsungani how the forms and elements of Northwest Coast art come together as designs that represent hereditary crests. You will learn basic forms and begin to work on layout of designs through drawing and the creation of templates. This a valuable hands on class for those interested in carving, painting or button blankets. Please bring a lunch and a sketchbook.
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NW Coast Flat Design

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NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring TraditionsFebruary 23, 2019, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterNW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring Traditions
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm, $45
Chief Tsungani takes you on a tour of the region’s varying tribal styles and history of mask making along the Northwest Coast. Tsungani will demonstrate the tools of the trade; the D-adz, elbow adz, crooked knives, straight knives, and slant blades, as well as the techniques used to create ceremonial masks, totem poles, rattles, and other wood carvings. This class will endow you with a solid theoretical understanding of Northwest woodcarving from a current master, and is intended for all levels of skill, from woodcarver to curious observer. This is the ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge of Northwest Coast Indian art. You are welcome to bring a piece of your own for critique. Please bring a lunch.
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NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring Traditions

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A beautiful frosty morning on our grounds! #winter #lelooska ... See MoreSee Less

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A beautiful frosty morning on our grounds! #winter #lelooska

We were happy to host the Heritage Association of the Lower Columbia as they joined us for our school program and held their quarterly meeting on our grounds this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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We were happy to host the Heritage Association of the Lower Columbia as they joined us for our school program and held their quarterly meeting on our grounds this morning!

Today we welcomed Beverly Cleary Elementary of Portland, OR, St. Joseph's Catholic School of Vancouver, WA and Astor Elementary of Portland, OR to our school program! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we welcomed Beverly Cleary Elementary of Portland, OR, St. Josephs Catholic School of Vancouver, WA and Astor Elementary of Portland, OR to our school program!

We just added an extra School Program for next Thursday, December 6th. There is space available, let us know if your school or group would like to get in on this day rather than wait for Spring! Call the office at 360-225-9522! ... See MoreSee Less

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We just added an extra School Program for next Thursday, December 6th. There is space available, let us know if your school or group would like to get in on this day rather than wait for Spring! Call the office at 360-225-9522!

The sun came out today for our school program with guests from Ladd Acres Elementary of Hillsboro, OR, Rose City Park Elementary of Portland, OR and Columbia Christian of Portland, OR! ... See MoreSee Less

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The sun came out today for our school program with guests from Ladd Acres Elementary of Hillsboro, OR, Rose City Park Elementary of Portland, OR and Columbia Christian of Portland, OR!
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