Timber Culture

November 08 - December 31

A visual and interpretive look at the history of Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. Learn surprising facts about race and equity in Oregon logging culture from this exhibit that strives to preserve a somewhat neglected chapter of regional history.  Opening day is FREE!

Presented by CHI St. Anthony Hospital and Mahoney Group.

Image courtesy of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center.


The Museum Store Black Friday AND SATURDAY!

November 29 - November 30

Up to 70% off storewide! Get free gift wrapping and enjoy complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate!



December 03

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute was created to educate and share the culture and history of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes. Your generous support is what keeps the lights on and helps us provide world-class exhibits, interesting programs, and fun family events. Please think of us on Giving Tuesday. We appreciate all that you can do! Go to the Donations page for an easy transaction.


Pepsi Primetime @ the Museum presents Holiday Pouch Necklace Workshop

December 14

Kids, ages 7-12 years, are invited to join us from 11am-2pm to make their own buckskin pouch necklace to give as a holiday gift. Beads, buckskin, and lacing are provided. Open to the public and admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served.




Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. Visitors will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. They will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.


Our Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon.


Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.


The 10-minute introductory Coyote Theater is open for visitors to enjoy. Spilyáy, the magical coyote dominates the story, expressing wisdom and foolishness in a comic exposition of how the world came to be as it is today. Witness Spilyay as he vanquishes the forces of destruction and saves the traditional foods for the Natítyayt.  Coyote Theater is accessible with admission.