Museum fundraiser set for Friday, Saturday

Print Article

City of Moses Lake/courtesy photo Moses Lake Museum & Art Center employee Marissa Strickland catalogues items for the Rusty Mammoth sale, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday.

MOSES LAKE — Art, pottery, collectible glass, silver and a miniature black powder cannon will be among the items offered at the second “Rusty Mammoth” sale Friday and Saturday, sponsored by the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center.

The sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 401 S. Balsam St.

The first Rusty Mammoth sale was in 2017, prompted by the donation of original paintings from a local artist in the process of moving. The sale is built around the idea that everybody has stuff they no longer need or want or don’t have room for, but that’s not really thrift store or yard sale material.

The inaugural Rusty Mammoth sale featured art, silver, glass, 20th-century furniture, art furniture, posters and books, among other things. The 2019 sale includes toys, sculpture, wooden collectibles, postcards and other items.

The Rusty Mammoth sale is named after the sculpture of a mammoth skeleton, made from scrap metal, 14 feet tall at the shoulder. The mammoth has been on display at the museum since it opened at its current location, and has become the mascot for fundraising activities.

Money raised through the sale is used to support the museum’s family and educational programming The museum sponsors a number of activities, all of them supported through fundraisers.

The Free Family Saturday program offers craft projects for kids on the first Saturday of each month. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Moses Lake Public Library, the Central Basin Audubon Society chapter, along with other groups; support for the museum’s part of those programs is provided by donations. Donations also help pay for the museum’s online portal and other programs.

Cheryl Schweizer can be reached via email at education@columbiabasinherald.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Grant PUD to have meetings on Royal power line

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — Residents of the Royal City area will be invited to two meetings in late January and early February to talk over the options for a transmission line route to the new Red Rock substation. M...

Comments

Read More

Miracle on Main Street Annual Ephrata town celebration set for Saturday

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — Santa will be stopping by Ephrata for breakfast Saturday, and he’ll be back for the evening parade. The annual town Christmas celebration, “Miracle on Main Street,” also includes stories at...

Comments

Read More

Basin briefs for Dec. 11, 2019

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald House to vote today on Newhouse-sponsored farmworker bill WASHINGTON D.C. — The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, of which Re...

Comments

Read More

Tip-a-Cop: Law enforcement to serve diners at Rock Top Thursday

December 09, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Diners walking into Rock Top Burgers and Brew Thursday shouldn’t be alarmed by police activity in the restaurant — Santa, who will also be in attendance, isn’t in any trouble. No, inste...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2019 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X