Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center Living History Performances, School Programs, Classes and Museum sharing the art and culture of Native Peoples of North America.
Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of a Kwakwaka'wakw ( Kwakiutl) ceremonial house. The Lelooska Family shares songs, dances, stories and masks which display the rights, crests, and privileges bestowed on them by the late Chief James Aul Sewide. Chief Tsungani carries on the traditions of his brother, the late Chief Lelooska, performing with other family members in Ariel, WA, 31 miles northeast of Portland, OR. Living History Programs have been presented for more than four decades. Given for educational purposes, programs, classes, and workshops are sponsores by the Lelooska Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. www.lelooska.org
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Classroom Corner ~ Feedback from a school program this Fall!
12/21/2019

Classroom Corner ~ Feedback from a school program this Fall!

As 2019 comes to an end we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each end every one of you for your support through...
12/20/2019

As 2019 comes to an end we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each end every one of you for your support throughout this year!

Today our guests came from Joseph Gale Elementary from Forest Grove, OR, Oregon Episcopal School from Portland, OR, Vanc...
12/05/2019

Today our guests came from Joseph Gale Elementary from Forest Grove, OR, Oregon Episcopal School from Portland, OR, Vancouver Home Connection from Vancouver, WA, and Cathedral School from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us on our season finale.

Today we welcomed Ridgewood Elementary, Rose City Park, and Lewis Elementary from Portland, OR and a Home School group f...
12/03/2019

Today we welcomed Ridgewood Elementary, Rose City Park, and Lewis Elementary from Portland, OR and a Home School group from Ridgefield, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

There are just a few seats left for tonight's Evening Performance. Tickets can be reserved online at www.lelooska.org or...
12/01/2019

There are just a few seats left for tonight's Evening Performance. Tickets can be reserved online at www.lelooska.org or picked up in the Lelooska Museum after 5:30. Be sure to dress warmly!

Today our guests were Sonrise Home School Co-op from Vancouver, WA, Columbia Christian from Portland, OR, St Joseph Cath...
11/22/2019

Today our guests were Sonrise Home School Co-op from Vancouver, WA, Columbia Christian from Portland, OR, St Joseph Catholic School from Vancouver, WA, St Cecilia School from Beaverton, OR, Astor School form Portland, OR and a family visiting from Victoria BC and Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining.

On Thursday our guests came from Portland, Or. Thank you Cedar Mill Elementary, St Rose Elementary, and Beverly Cleary S...
11/22/2019

On Thursday our guests came from Portland, Or. Thank you Cedar Mill Elementary, St Rose Elementary, and Beverly Cleary School for joining us.

Today our guests were a Home School group from Woodland, WA, Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary from Battle Ground, WA, R...
11/20/2019

Today our guests were a Home School group from Woodland, WA, Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary from Battle Ground, WA, Roosevelt Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Madeleine School from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

Thank you to our guests for joining us on this very coastal day. Boeckman Creek Primary from Wilsonville, OR, Franklin E...
11/15/2019

Thank you to our guests for joining us on this very coastal day. Boeckman Creek Primary from Wilsonville, OR, Franklin Elementary from Vancouver, WA, and Lewis Elementary from Portland, OR.

Thank you to Odyssey School from Portland, OR, Hough Elementary, from Vancouver, WA, and Arbor School of Arts and Scienc...
11/14/2019

Thank you to Odyssey School from Portland, OR, Hough Elementary, from Vancouver, WA, and Arbor School of Arts and Sciences from Tualatin, OR.
Thank you joining us.

We are so grateful for the incredible group of Boy Scouts from Troop 531 that spent their day volunteering on the ground...
11/13/2019

We are so grateful for the incredible group of Boy Scouts from Troop 531 that spent their day volunteering on the grounds of the Lelooska Cultural Center. They transplanted native plants, established new paths and lowered the grade in front of our old ceremonial house so that we can begin restoration work. Thank you also to the adults and leaders that helped throughout the day!

Today our guests were Trillium Creek Primary from West Linn, OR and Chapman Elementary from Portland, OR.Thank you for j...
11/13/2019

Today our guests were Trillium Creek Primary from West Linn, OR and Chapman Elementary from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

Our guests today all came from Portland OR. Thank you for joining us St Clare School, Alameda Elementary, and Tucker Max...
11/08/2019

Our guests today all came from Portland OR. Thank you for joining us St Clare School, Alameda Elementary, and Tucker Maxon School.

Thursday we welcomed Yacolt Primary from Yacolt, WA. Thank you so much for joining us.
11/08/2019

Thursday we welcomed Yacolt Primary from Yacolt, WA. Thank you so much for joining us.

This morning we welcomed Rieke Elementary, Winterhaven, and Sauvie Island School, all from Portland, OR to our Living Hi...
11/05/2019

This morning we welcomed Rieke Elementary, Winterhaven, and Sauvie Island School, all from Portland, OR to our Living History Program.

Thank you to everyone that joined us last Saturday on a beautiful crisp and clear night for our Evening Living History P...
11/05/2019

Thank you to everyone that joined us last Saturday on a beautiful crisp and clear night for our Evening Living History Performance. If you missed out, there is one more opportunity before Spring on Saturday November 30th at 7pm!

Today our guests were Tualatin Valley Academy from Hillsboro, OR and Arleta Elementary from Portland, OR.Thank you for j...
10/31/2019

Today our guests were Tualatin Valley Academy from Hillsboro, OR and Arleta Elementary from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

Today we welcomed Dilley Elementary from  Forest Grove, OR, Whitman Elementary from Portland, OR and Holy Cross Catholic...
10/29/2019

Today we welcomed Dilley Elementary from Forest Grove, OR, Whitman Elementary from Portland, OR and Holy Cross Catholic School from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

What a difference a day makes! Thank you to everyone that came out today! We are so grateful to Boy Scout Troop 531 that...
10/27/2019

What a difference a day makes! Thank you to everyone that came out today! We are so grateful to Boy Scout Troop 531 that worked all day long on many projects digging and leveling grade on paths and so much more! Thank you to the volunteer efforts of those who were able to stop by this afternoon including Girl Scout Troop 40898 and Troop 40437. Inside, outside and all around the property, so much progress was made! #lelooska #culturalcenter #history #art #culture #pnw #makeadifferenceday #workparty #volunteers

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center's cover photo
10/25/2019

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center's cover photo

Today we welcomed Oregon Trail Elementary of Clackamas, OR, Fisher's Landing Elementary of Vancouver, WA and several hom...
10/25/2019

Today we welcomed Oregon Trail Elementary of Clackamas, OR, Fisher's Landing Elementary of Vancouver, WA and several home school groups.

Today our guests came from Burton Elementary of Vancouver, WA, Quatama Elementary of Hillsboro, OR, Lupine Experiential ...
10/24/2019

Today our guests came from Burton Elementary of Vancouver, WA, Quatama Elementary of Hillsboro, OR, Lupine Experiential of Vancouver, Wa, and three home school groups from Oregon and Washington.
Thank you for joining us!

Today we welcomed Northlake Elementary from Longview, WA, a Homeschool group from Olympia, WA, Portland Adventist Academ...
10/17/2019

Today we welcomed Northlake Elementary from Longview, WA, a Homeschool group from Olympia, WA, Portland Adventist Academy from Portland, OR, Sunnyside Elementary from Clackamas, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

On Tuesday, October 15, we welcomed Glencoe Elementary from Portland, Oregon.Thank you for joining us.
10/16/2019

On Tuesday, October 15, we welcomed Glencoe Elementary from Portland, Oregon.
Thank you for joining us.

Thank you to everyone that joined us last night for our first full length Evening Living History Performance of the seas...
10/13/2019

Thank you to everyone that joined us last night for our first full length Evening Living History Performance of the season!

Today our guests were Pleasant Valley Primary from Vancouver, WA and homeschool groups from Damascus and Beaverton, Oreg...
10/10/2019

Today our guests were Pleasant Valley Primary from Vancouver, WA and homeschool groups from Damascus and Beaverton, Oregon.
Thank you for joining us!

Last week Fall School Programs began with groups from the Portland Waldorf School of Milwaukee, OR, Cedarwood Waldorf Sc...
10/04/2019

Last week Fall School Programs began with groups from the Portland Waldorf School of Milwaukee, OR, Cedarwood Waldorf School, Riverdale Grade School and Portland Jewish Academy of Portland, OR, Baker Web Academy of Hillsboro, OR and a Homeschool group from Newport, OR. Here is a peek through the knot hole from this last week!

Throwback Thursday...at a potlatch in Ariel, WA, Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid, Chief Sandy Willie, Chief Jim Ki...
10/03/2019

Throwback Thursday...at a potlatch in Ariel, WA, Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid, Chief Sandy Willie, Chief Jim King, Bill Holm, Jane Willie and many other family and friends in the ceremonial house. #tbt #lelooska #culturalcenter

09/30/2019
Thank you to everyone for your incredible support!
09/23/2019

Thank you to everyone for your incredible support!

Photo taken by Becca Olmsted Photography
09/20/2019

Photo taken by Becca Olmsted Photography

Throw Back Thursday...The raising of the second ceremonial house in Ariel, WA , c1960's
09/20/2019

Throw Back Thursday...The raising of the second ceremonial house in Ariel, WA , c1960's

Stop by and see us at the Woodland Branch of Columbia Bank! The branch is serving cake all day and you can enter to win ...
09/19/2019

Stop by and see us at the Woodland Branch of Columbia Bank! The branch is serving cake all day and you can enter to win 2 free tickets! Drawing every hour! Celebrating Give More 24! #GiveMore24 #community #giving #lelooska #lelooskaculturalcenter #pnw #communityfoundation

Thank you to our volunteers that came out to pull cedar bark today! We are so grateful to RSG-Kalama Forest Products for...
09/13/2019

Thank you to our volunteers that came out to pull cedar bark today! We are so grateful to RSG-Kalama Forest Products for letting us have the bark off their logs!

Throwback Thursday...Shona-Hah, Chief Lelooska & Chief James Aul Sewid during a living history program practice, c1970.
09/12/2019

Throwback Thursday...Shona-Hah, Chief Lelooska & Chief James Aul Sewid during a living history program practice, c1970.

Throw Back Thursday...Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid, Chief Don Assu, c1987 at a Potlatch in Ariel, WA.
09/05/2019

Throw Back Thursday...Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid, Chief Don Assu, c1987 at a Potlatch in Ariel, WA.

Happy 86th Birthday to the late Chief Lelooska! Photo by Ralph Norris.
09/01/2019

Happy 86th Birthday to the late Chief Lelooska! Photo by Ralph Norris.

Flashback Friday...Chief James Aul Sewid, Flora Alfred Sewid, Chief Sandy Willie, Chief Jim King, Bill Holm and Jane Wil...
08/31/2019

Flashback Friday...Chief James Aul Sewid, Flora Alfred Sewid, Chief Sandy Willie, Chief Jim King, Bill Holm and Jane Willie in the Lelooska Ceremonial House at a Potlatch in Ariel, Washington, c1972.

A sneak peak at these beautiful dolls created by Shona-Hah that were recently donated to the Lelooska Foundation Permane...
08/27/2019

A sneak peak at these beautiful dolls created by Shona-Hah that were recently donated to the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection. Stop by the Lelooska Museum this Saturday 11am to 3pm to see them in person! #lelooska #culturalcenter #summersaturdays #art #history #culture #ShonaHah #pnw #arielwa

We are so grateful for our many volunteers that lend their time and their equipment! Thank you to Eric Reese and Bobby K...
08/07/2019

We are so grateful for our many volunteers that lend their time and their equipment! Thank you to Eric Reese and Bobby Kelsay for your work today on our grounds! #lelooska #culturalcenter #volunteers #dangertreecleanup #fieldmowing

Last week’s hazard tree was taken down today by our volunteers Craig Smith of Arborsmith Tree Care and John Clapp! Thank...
08/05/2019

Last week’s hazard tree was taken down today by our volunteers Craig Smith of Arborsmith Tree Care and John Clapp! Thank you for keeping our grounds safe!

We are so grateful for our amazing volunteers that cleaned up this unexpected surprise Wednesday morning! #lelooska #cul...
07/27/2019

We are so grateful for our amazing volunteers that cleaned up this unexpected surprise Wednesday morning! #lelooska #culturalcenter #volunteersrock #maple #windynight

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