Central Washington Agricultural Museum

Schedule of Events 2016



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:

 Anyone interested in education for tours contact: Paul Strater – 509-457-8735

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

◊Central Washington Travel Club:

 Usually the second Saturday of the month. Visitor’s Meeting Room 11 am – 2 pm.  (November through April)  For more information contact Dick LaFortune @ 509-972-2342

APRIL 2016

 ◊April 1 * Opening Day of the Museum Buildings

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

School Educational Tours & Field trips are offered each Thursday, & Friday, April  through June.  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. 

◊ April  24 – Old Steel Car Show

For more information contact: 

   Central Washington Agricultural Museum - 509-457-8735

◊MAY 2016

May ?? –  CWAFE Tractor Run to Zillah

For more information contact: 

   Erick Ruthardt – 509-833-4811 or Ken Ruthardt – 509-833-9635


May 20 – May 22 - Three Event Day – Come Join in the Fun!

CWAFE Annual Truck Show All Day in Fullbright Park Area

◊ Tear Droppers (Tear Drop Travel Trailers) All Day at Central Washington Agricultural Museum Show Grounds Area

◊ Gone Fiddlin Again – Fun Fiddlers Music & Dances-2pm-7:30pm


◊ May ?? – CWAFE  School Shop Lawn Tractor Pull



◊ JUNE 2016

 ◊ June ??  -  Tractor Pull in Fullbright Park                  

 For more information contact:

Erick Ruthardt – 509-833-4811 or  Ken Ruthardt – 509-833-9635




Parade – Live Music – Great Food!

Old Time Kids Games – Kiddie Train Rides – Children’s Activities – Family Fun!!



Union Gap Old Town Days 2016

◊ Friday June 17, Saturday June 18, & Sunday June 19 

The weekend is filled with Free Family Fun

Come join in the Fun & Enjoy a Great Weekend!

OTD Schedule of Events 2016

Friday – June 17 -    -   To Be Determined


OTD Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19

Saturday, June 18 – 7 am – Lion’s Club Breakfast – Old Town Pump


Saturday, June 18  -  10 am—OTD Parade on Main St., starting at 1st St.

Enjoy vintage farm equipment, antique cars, local business & more


Events In Fullbright Park & Central Washington Agricultural Museum area

Free Parking & Free Admission – MAKE OLD TOWN DAYS A PART OF YOUR WEEKEND!

            Father’s Day Weekend!  There’s something for everyone at OTD plus great photo opportunities to make Father’s Day memorable!   Come and have a great day!

All Times Below Subject to Change



                                            (hop on & off as you go on the tour)

Saturday———11 am – 9pm—Through Ag Museum, Civil War Camps, Activities

Sunday————11 am – 3 pm—-Through Ag Museum, Civil War Camps, Activities


 Saturday———–10 am - 9 pm & Sunday – 10 am – 4 pm

CIVIL WAR CAMPS   -  North & South  (walk through the camps & meet the persons & learn of our Civil War History)

Saturday————9am – 8pm & Sunday  -  9am – 3pm

BLACKSMITH SHOP  -  A real working shop (kids of all ages love seeing blacksmiths forge the tools & equipment of days gone by)

Saturday———11am-4 pm & Sunday-11am – 3pm  

 KIDDIE TRAIN RIDES -  A favorite for kids as they ride around our vintage town 

Saturday –  11am – 4pm & Sunday  -  10am – 3pm  

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – Largest in WA. State (come watch the North & South face off in battles each day!  Walk through their camps during the day)

Saturday – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm -4:00 pm  & 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Sunday – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  


Saturday - After the battles 

Sunday – After the battles

 OLD TIME KIDS RACES  (Remember a time when kids did something other than look at a screen?  Take a step back in time with these old time games)

Saturday & Sunday  -  1:00 pm -  Life before Screens!  

MUSIC & STAGE ENTERTAINMENT  (Our stage in Fullbright has live music both days!)

  Saturday—–12:30pm-3:00pm & 4:00pm-8:30pm & Sunday- 12:30 – 3:00pm

  CIVIL WAR ERA DANCE————–Saturday-6:30pm -8:00pm






OTD Parade Contact

Charlotte Hinderlider:  509-307-3826  chinderlider@gmail.com

Teresa Lopez – 509-248-0432 – tlopez@cityofuniongap.com

OTD Food & Craft Vendors Contact

Charlotte Hinderlider:  509-307-3826  chinderlider@gmail.com

Scott Kokenge:  509-480-7636    scottkokenge@gmail.com

OTD Civil War Information Contact

Rich Bright:  509-910-4638  brightnot66@yahoo.com

 OTD General Info Contact 

Paul Strater – Cell – 509-654-4279 or 509-457-8735


Link to Visit:   Yakima Valley Tourism    www.visituniongap.com


◊JULY 2016


◊AUGUST 2016

 35th ANNUAL 


Hosted By: Central WA Antique Farm Equipment Club

August 20  -  21, 2016  -  8am – 4pm

Events Happening both Saturday & Sunday!

Held at Fullbright Park in Union Gap, Washington

Admission $5.00 per person

Children under age 12 admitted FREE with Parent

   Farm Equipment Displays Vintage Trucks & Engines

Farm /tractor Pulls & Lawn Tractor Pulls, Equipment Parade

Live Music, Quilt Display, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle Drawing, Prizes & Gifts

Wheat Threshing & Binding, Working Sawmill & Blacksmith Shop

Train Rides for Kids, Petting Zoo, Archery, Kids Arts & Crafts, Face Painting & Games, Kid’s Treasure Hunt – Prizes

Vendor and/or Exhibitor Information

Contact Cheryl Hall: 509-949-2100 or cherylhall57@gmail.com

Central WA Antique Farm Equipment Expo

     ◊SEPTEMBER 2016

◊September 23 thru October 2      

 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.

Questions: Contact:  Paul Strater – 509.457.8735



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!