Central Washington Agricultural Museum

Schedule of Events 2014



Tuesday (all year around): Volunteers & Members meet at the museum to work on whatever needs to be done. Volunteers are needed for everything imaginable. Every skill at any level can be utilized. Everyone is encouraged to attend & be a part of the “Tuesday Crew”.  The volunteers & members meet 8 am-3 pm.  Coffee break is at 10 am – join the “Tuesday Crew” for coffee & bring a “Brown Bag” lunch & join them for lunch.


◊Board meetings are the second Tuesday of each month @ 8 am.   All CWAM members are welcome to attend

◊Accession Committee Meetings are on an as needed basis depending on donation requests.

◊Women’s Auxiliary Meetings:

Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 11 am - 2 pm for a shared “Potluck”.  All women are welcome to attend. “New comers” are encouraged to attend.

◊CWAM Educational Committee Meetings:

 Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 10:00 am.  Men & women interested in helping with the CWAM Education Programs are encouraged to attend the meetings.

◊Grange Library Meetings: First Friday of the month @ 1:00 pm.  Grange members meet in the meeting room in the Visitor’s Center.

◊Central Washington Travel Club:

 Second Saturday of the month. Visitor’s Meeting Room 11 am – 2 pm.  (November through April)  For more information contact Bill Knight @ 509.930.3473

Please refer to the Visitor’s Pages for more information.

APRIL 2014

◊April 1st       Opening Day of the Museum Buildings

◊April 3rd & 4th thru June 5th & 6th

CWAM Educational Programs & Field Trips for 3rd & 4th grade students: 

School Educational Tours & Field trips are offered each Thursday, April 3rd & each Friday, April 4th through Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th.  There is a 9:30 am & a 12:30 pm session for each Thursday & Friday as listed.   You must complete an application form & reserve you requested School Educational Tour or Field Trip date in advance.  Please see Educational pages for more information.

◊MAY 2014

May 17, 10 am – 4 pm          ANTIQUITY FAIR


◊JUNE 2014


Tractor PullCentral WA Antique Farm Equipment Club

Tractor Pull at Central Washington Agricultural Museum

  Check back for Date – 2014

For more information:

Contact Erick Ruthardt


131st Annual Old Town Days @ Fullbright Park

Saturday, June 14th & Sunday, June 15th –  2014 

Old Town Days Parade & Festivities

Antique Vehicle Parade & Display

Food & Craft Vendors – Children’s Activities

Music from Gone Fiddling Again – Kids Games to include Jumper

3 on 3 Soccer Tournament – Triple Threat

Check In: 8am – Start Time: 9:30 am

Adult prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place & Youth prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place


1108 W Lincoln Ave, Suite B, Yakima, WA

Central Washington Agricultural Museum

 Tours & Displays During Old Town Days

 June 14th & 15th

Buildings OPEN during Old Town Days

Amos Cabin – Keys Cabin – Visitor’s Center – Lindeman Building

At Central Washington Agricultural Museum

All Grounds Area – Fullbright Park – 4508 Main Street – Union Gap, WA

Questions:  Phone: 509.457.8735

 Email: info@centralwaagmuseum.org

Civil War Reenactment  – Old Town Days

June 14th & 15th —Happy Father’s Day

Open to the Public

Saturday, June 14th 9 am – 5 pm  -  Sunday, June 15th 9 am – 3 pm

Saturday:  Cars out of Park – Parking is in the field as you come into Fullbright Park 

Hear the roar of the Cannons!

See the flash of the bayonets!  See the clash of steel as the Infantry fights for dominance of the field!

Tour Camps, see Living Historians, Engineers, Navy, Marines & Medical!


S  A  T  U  R  D  A  Y – June 14th

Throughout the day – Horseshoe Tournament – Chess Tournament


10am- Union Brigade Parade

10:30 am – Battle tactics demonstration

Confederate Brigade Parade

11am – Full Battle

12:30 pm – Kid’s Battle & Union Medical Demo

1 pm - Small arms demonstration – 3rd Michigan

2 pm – Sharpshooters Demo & 21st NC INT Foot Drill Demo

3 pm – Full Battle

4pm – “Military Telegraph & Signal Corps Demo” at Federal Headquarters & CS Medical demo

4:30pm – CAV demo

6:30pm – 8:30pm – Dance

S  U  N  D  A  Y, June 15th

10am – Brigade  Parade

10:30 – Battle tactics demonstration

Confederate Brigade Parade

11am – Full Battle

1pm – Kid’s Battle

2pm – Full Battle

3pm – Tear Down

Questions for Civil War or to get involved

Contact:  Rich – 509-910-4638  or  Brightnot66@yahoo.com


◊JULY 2014

◊AUGUST 2014


Central WA Antique Farm Equipment 33rd Annual Expo  -  August 16th & 17th

Held at Fullbright Park in Union Gap, WA

Two Day Event

   Saturday, August 16th & Sunday, August 17th

   Featuring The Single Cylinder Hit and Miss Engine


Two Day Event   -  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th 

Admission $5.00 per person  *  Children under age 12 admitted FREE with Parent

Open to Public * There is an on-going Flea Market in Fullbright Park.

Admission covers entry to Ag Expo, flea market & parking (all parking is in the field area as you enter Fullbright Park)

        • Expo Contacts:
        • Exhibitor Information:   Pat Stump  *   509-965-5853     
        • Exhibitor Information:   Dora Stump  *   509-426-0205
        • Flea Market:   Don Kessinger  *  509-985-4059
        • General Info:   Erick Ruthardt  *  509-833-4811
Central WA Antique Farm Equipment Expo


  •  Farm Equipment Displays
  • Demonstrations
  • Lawn Tractor Pulls – Free – 9 amSat & Sun
  • Farm Tractor Pulls – Free – 3 pm - Sat & Sun
  • Equipment Parade – 1pm – Sat & Sun
  • Live Entertainment:
  •  - 2 pm – Sat in the Pavilion  *  Features Sun Country & Friends Band  *  Gone Fiddlin’ Again & Others
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Threshing Bee – 11 am -  & 1 pm – Sat & Sun
  • Working Sawmill – 10 am – Sat & Sun
  • Giant Flea Market   *   Contact: Don Kessinger   509-985-4059
  • Working Bread Shack
  • Free Train Ride for Kids
  • Old Time Music Throughout Both Days

Visit and View   *   The World Famous

 Central Washington Agricultural Museum


The Bread Kitchen – Quilt Show (in the Lindeman Building #14)      Trucks & Tractors – Engines – Old Cars – Sawmill  


◊September 19th thru 28th   -    

 CWAM is at Central Washington State Fair Again this year

 See us at State Fair Park outside the Agricultural Building.  We will be showing videos, have demonstrations, and information about Central Washington Agricultural Museum.   Join us for some good relaxation time.



Museum Buildings are closed November through March. 

The rest of the Museum is still open to the public for walking & viewing from Dawn until Dusk. Volunteers continue to meet every Tuesday from 8 am - 3 pm in the Meeting Room of the Visitor’s Center.


Thank you for attending our Events.

We hope you had a great & fun adventure. Please do stop by for a visit or tour & bring a friend or two. Become a CWAM Volunteer or an Educational Volunteer; you will enjoy it.  Join us in a CWAM Membership   for the Central Washington Agricultural Museum. We look forward to seeing you at the museum!