Archive for History

Last Sunday Program: Fire Lookouts – The Last Sentinels of the Methow

Join the Methow Valley Interpretive Center for the next in their Last Sunday Series with presenter Mike Liu. Find out about the last remaining fire lookouts on the Methow Valley Ranger District. The District is over 1.3 million acres in size and hosts the largest number of remaining lookouts on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. Learn about the unique design and locations of each of the eight fire lookouts (Monument 83, Slate Peak, Mebee, Goat, First Butte, North 20 Mile, Lookout, and Leecher) and a little bit of lookout lore.

Michael Liu retired after working 36 years for the US Forest Service spending his last 9 years as the district ranger for the Methow Valley. He has visited each of the eight fire lookouts and supports restoration efforts to retain these last remaining sentinels from a bygone era.

Last Sunday presentations are open to the public and free of charge, but donations to the Interpretive Center are greatly appreciated.

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center is located in Building #2 on the TwispWorks campus.

National Smokejumper Association Traveling Museum – Last Chance!

This year smokejumping turns 80! Did you know that the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, right here in the Methow Valley, is the birthplace of smokejumping? Celebrating this important milestone, TwispWorks is excited to be hosting the National Smokejumper Association Travelling Museum in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus.

The North Cascades Smokejumper Base is integral to the economy, culture, and disaster preparedness of the Methow Valley and TwispWorks continues to lead the effort to keep the NCSB in Winthrop.

The museum is free and open to the public.

National Smokejumper Association Traveling Museum

This year smokejumping turns 80! Did you know that the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, right here in the Methow Valley, is the birthplace of smokejumping? Celebrating this important milestone, TwispWorks is excited to be hosting the National Smokejumper Association Travelling Museum in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus.

The North Cascades Smokejumper Base is integral to the economy, culture, and disaster preparedness of the Methow Valley and TwispWorks continues to lead the effort to keep the NCSB in Winthrop.

Open Fridays from 4-6PM and Saturdays from 1-5PM August 9th through the 24th, in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus, the museum is free and open to the public.

National Smokejumper Association Traveling Museum

This year smokejumping turns 80! Did you know that the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, right here in the Methow Valley, is the birthplace of smokejumping? Celebrating this important milestone, TwispWorks is excited to be hosting the National Smokejumper Association Travelling Museum in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus.

The North Cascades Smokejumper Base is integral to the economy, culture, and disaster preparedness of the Methow Valley and TwispWorks continues to lead the effort to keep the NCSB in Winthrop.

Open Fridays from 4-6PM and Saturdays from 1-5PM August 9th through the 24th, in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus, the museum is free and open to the public.

National Smokejumper Association Traveling Museum

This year smokejumping turns 80! Did you know that the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, right here in the Methow Valley, is the birthplace of smokejumping? Celebrating this important milestone, TwispWorks is excited to be hosting the National Smokejumper Association Travelling Museum in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus.

The North Cascades Smokejumper Base is integral to the economy, culture, and disaster preparedness of the Methow Valley and TwispWorks continues to lead the effort to keep the NCSB in Winthrop.

Open Fridays from 4-6PM and Saturdays from 1-5PM August 9th through the 24th, in YourSpace, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus, the museum is free and open to the public.