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 Pendleton Wool Sale!

December 01 - December 31

You won’t find a deal like this very often. All Pendleton Wool is marked down at 25% off for the entire month! Blankets included. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate and hot cider while you’re here. Free gift wrapping is available.

Offer may not be combined with any other offers/discounts.


Kinship Cafe Weekly Specials

December 02 - December 28

December 6 – Indian Tacos $8 on FREE First Friday
Week of December 9 – Tri-Tip Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich w/ chips
Week of December 16 – Haystacks
Week of December 23 – Huckleberry Pie


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.


Pepsi Primetime @ the Museum presents “Logger’s Daughter” Talk

December 14

Gwenolyn Trice of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center speaks on the film about her family, Oregon’s logging culture, race and equity. Pepsi Primetime @ the Museum admission is always FREE and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.



January 01 - January 31

We will spend all of January sprucing up the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute facility. There’s plenty of maintenance and repairs to keep us busy all month so we’ll see you on  February 1!


2020 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition

February 01 - February 29

Are you an artist? Art submissions will be accepted Feb. 1-15, 2020 for entry into the 2020 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition. Young artists up to age 18 may enter. NEW, this year is a $500 award to the Grand Champion which will given to the winner’s school or art program of choice to purchase art materials. All submissions will be on exhibit Feb. 22-Apr. 4, 2020. For rules and more information, click here for the info sheet.  For the entry form, click here.




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.