It is through conversation that communities thrive. These programs are intended to bring conversation back into our modern lives – welcome to the afternoon
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.
Join the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center in the Civic Center Auditorium for select 1st Wednesday’s throughout the year.
Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please email Jenni Shelton. The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.
Programs begin at 3pm.
upcoming Salon Series
february 5, 2020
Film Screening: Mercury 13
After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight. Rated TV-PG. Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes.
March 4, 2020
The History of Grand Coulee Dam with Historian Shawn Lingo
Grand Coulee Dam, one of the major engineering accomplishments of the early Twentieth Century, played a critical role in the economic and social history of eastern Washington. The last century has seen the area transformed from a rural hinterland to the important agricultural and industrial bastion of today. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Historian Shawn Lingo will discuss the social forces that led to the construction of Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project, as well as the dam’s recent nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
april 1, 2020
Nature’s Storied Landscape with Katie Person: Fort Spokane District Interpreter
The natural world is a storied landscape. Geologic forces sculpt the stage, as flora and fauna weave their intricate webs throughout. We, too, find ourselves a part of this bigger world around us as our stories intertwine with those of moving rocks, running rivers, bats and bees. Join Ranger Katie to better understand and relate to the natural world around us by stories told through song.
may 6, 2020
From below ground up -- A behind-the-scenes look at the construction of Wanapum Dam
Follow the construction of Wanapum Dam - from excavating down to bedrock all the way to the ribbon-cutting celebration - through the award-wining art of Grant PUD staff photographer Carl Lewis. Presenter Christine Pratt, Public Affairs Officer at Grant PUD, will provide the context behind Lewis’ most memorable photos taken during construction of the dam to provide not only an appreciation for the art of photography, but also the amount of planning, design, team-work and dedication it took to construct the facility that continues to provide clean, renewable energy for our region.
june 3, 2020
Washington Bats with Sarah Dubois
We welcome Sarah back to continue the discussion on the conservation of bats! This new talk is an introduction to the bats found in Washington State, their habitats, life histories, and some of the current threats they are facing. Our bats are an extremely important part of the ecosystem as one of the only predators of night time insects. In addition, she also be discussing strategies being employed to help combat some of these threats, current research being conducted by Washington Bat Conservation Group and it’s cohorts, and what you can do to help bats. She include some ways you can attract bats to your yard, by discussing gardening for bats.