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Fall 2018 CWU Museum of Culture & Environment Exhibits Announced

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Did you know there is something different to see at the Museum of Culture & Environment (MCE) almost every quarter? Fall 2018 brings three new exhibits to the MCE starting with live music and food during a public kick-off on September 26 at 5:30 p.m.

The Classroom: Learning by Doing at Central delves into Central Washington University’s history as the Washington State Normal School through a close examination of the work of the director of teacher training from 1924–1956, Amanda Hebeler. 

Latinx First!, the new Window on Central exhibition, celebrates recent Latinx firsts in Washington State leadership and public service.

• Finally, find out what our everyday living spaces look like through the eyes of a dust mite in Diary of a Dust Mite. The exhibit follows the journey of Margaret Mite, an adventuresome dust mite who travels to Ellensburg on the search for a new home.

In addition to these new exhibits, The Living Room continues to be in the MCE’s main gallery, but with two new photographs by noted Ellensburg photographer Rob Fraser.

The MCE is located in Dean Hall on the CWU campus at 1200 Wildcat Way.  Beginning September 26, the museum is open Wednesdays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parking is available in the O-5 lot across the street from Dean Hall and is $5 on weekdays before 4:30 p.m. but is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends.

For more information contact the MCE at or 509-963-1836.

Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,

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