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Salon Series
Salon Series

It is through conversation that communities thrive. These programs are intended to bring conversation back into our modern lives – welcome to the afternoon 
Salon Series.

Inspired by the 16th Century European movement, the “salon” was an informal intellectual gathering popular through the late 19th Century. Today’s salons take many forms, from formal lectures to informal get-togethers at friends’ homes. 

These programs will draw on local speakers who want to share what they are passionate about. Our 21st Century version of the salon is a venue where local ideas matter.

Join the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center in the Civic Center Auditorium for select 1st Wednesday’s throughout the year. 
Programs begin at 3pm.

2018 Winter/Spring Salon Series

January 3
Northern Pacific Branchlines of the Columbia Basin
with Dan Bolyard
Railroad historian Dan Bolyard returns to speak on the Northern Pacific branchlines of the Columbia Basin. Follow the line to Coulee City through Moses Lake area and on to Connell. Learn about the railroad grade we all see along I-90 on the way to Ritzville and how it was once going to be part of the mainline across the state. Bolyard will also speak about the branch to Mattawa. Pictures of the early days of railroading will be included, including info on mergers, abandonments, and current operations. 

February 7
with Ron Updegrave
Washington Falconers Association Central Director, Ron Updegrave, explains the practical and legal details of the world of hunting wild quarry with trained birds. Meet his current falcons as they close out their winter season, and learn about hunting in Central Washington.

March 7

April 4

May 2

2018 Fall Salon Series

September 5

October 3

November 7

Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please email Freya Liggett at . The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.