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Museum of Culture and Environment

The Museum of Culture and Environment approaches our diverse and changing world with an interdisciplinary perspective, examining human life, culture, and our interaction with the environment. The Museum is located in Dean Hall on the Central Washington University campus.

Current Exhibitions:

Stellar: The Formation of Stars 

Pulling Back the Curtain: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Window on Central: Our Changing Pacific Northwest

Detail of "Pulling Back the Curtain" display case

Detail from Pulling Back the Curtain: Behind the Scenes at the Museum



Workshop: Caring for Your Treasures

5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5

No matter whether it’s a quilt, a photograph, or a cheap plastic toy, everyone has a treasure they hold dear! This workshop is intended for people who want to safeguard family heirlooms or other precious, but fragile objects.  Participants will learn about ways to extend the life of historic and important artifacts, and to keep them in good condition for years to come. This will include valuable lessons in object care from the MCE’s collections manager, Lynn Bethke, and the opportunity to ask questions about your own special treasures.

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