Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center Living History Peformances each Spring and Fall.
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

Thank you to our guests today: Captain Strong from Battle Ground, WA, Christ The King Catholic School from Milwaukie, OR...
06/04/2019

Thank you to our guests today: Captain Strong from Battle Ground, WA, Christ The King Catholic School from Milwaukie, OR, and Three Rivers Christian from Longview, WA.

School Field Trip Dates are now open for next school year!
06/04/2019
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Field Trip Dates Now Open!

School Field Trip Dates are now open for next school year!

Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in our Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house.  The Lelooska Family shares the 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 ...

Today's guests came from Tukes Valley Elementary from Battle Ground, WA, Steff-Choice School from Woodinville, WA,  and ...
06/03/2019

Today's guests came from Tukes Valley Elementary from Battle Ground, WA, Steff-Choice School from Woodinville, WA, and Cornerstone Christian Academy from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

Today our guests are from Olympic Elementary from Vancouver, WA, La Center Elementary from La Center, WA and a small gro...
05/31/2019

Today our guests are from Olympic Elementary from Vancouver, WA, La Center Elementary from La Center, WA and a small group visiting from Superior, Colorado.
Thank you for joining us.

Our guests today are Image Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Maple Grove School from Battle Ground, WA.Thank you for joi...
05/30/2019

Our guests today are Image Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Maple Grove School from Battle Ground, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

The rhododendrons are thriving this year! Did you know that Shona-Hah, Lelooska and Tsungani’s mother planted almost a...
05/29/2019

The rhododendrons are thriving this year! Did you know that Shona-Hah, Lelooska and Tsungani’s mother planted almost all of the trees and rhododendrons that we enjoy on our grounds today. #lelooska #culturalcenter #history #pnw #trees #rhododendrons #plants #art #culture @ Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center

Our thimbleberry is thriving on our grounds! #nativeplants #lelooska #culturalcenter #pnw #thimbleberry
05/28/2019

Our thimbleberry is thriving on our grounds! #nativeplants #lelooska #culturalcenter #pnw #thimbleberry

Today our guests came from Vancouver, WA: Fishers Landing Elementary , Fruit Valley Elementary, and Hazel Dell Elementar...
05/28/2019

Today our guests came from Vancouver, WA: Fishers Landing Elementary , Fruit Valley Elementary, and Hazel Dell Elementary.
Thank you for joining us!

A big Thank You to Rick & Marietta Hann for their donation of dry alder firewood for our Living History Programs! We are...
05/27/2019

A big Thank You to Rick & Marietta Hann for their donation of dry alder firewood for our Living History Programs! We are so grateful! #lelooska #culturalcenter #thankyou #volunteers #alder #firewood #pnw #art#culture #history

The Lelooska Museum is OPEN today from 11am-3pm!
05/25/2019

The Lelooska Museum is OPEN today from 11am-3pm!

Tomorrow is our first Summer Saturday in the Lelooska Museum! The museum will be open from 11am-3pm. Stop by and spend s...
05/25/2019

Tomorrow is our first Summer Saturday in the Lelooska Museum! The museum will be open from 11am-3pm. Stop by and spend some time with our collection of art and artifacts! As always admission is FREE!

Our guests today came from Riverview Elementary from Vancouver, WA.Thank you for joining us.
05/24/2019

Our guests today came from Riverview Elementary from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

Thank you to our guests Hellen Baller from Camas, WA, Napavine Elementary from Napavine, WA and a Homeschool group.
05/23/2019

Thank you to our guests Hellen Baller from Camas, WA, Napavine Elementary from Napavine, WA and a Homeschool group.

Today our guests are from Glenwood Heights Primary from Vancouver, WA.Thank you for joining us.
05/21/2019

Today our guests are from Glenwood Heights Primary from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

It was a beautiful and stormy evening for our May Living History Performance tonight! Thank you for joining us! #leloosk...
05/19/2019

It was a beautiful and stormy evening for our May Living History Performance tonight! Thank you for joining us! #lelooska #culturalcenter #livinghistory #art #culture #history #pnw #masks #dances #songs #stories

Today we welcomed Walnut Grove Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Gause Elementary from Washougal, WA.Thank you for joini...
05/16/2019

Today we welcomed Walnut Grove Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Gause Elementary from Washougal, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

A big thank you to the Girl Scouts that volunteered last weekend at our annual Girl Scout Day. This year's focus was the...
05/15/2019

A big thank you to the Girl Scouts that volunteered last weekend at our annual Girl Scout Day. This year's focus was the Northwest Coast. We had beautiful weather and a wonderful group of visitors that came during both sessions to learn about the art and culture of the First Nations of the Northwest Coast.

Today our guests are Sexton Mountain Elementary from Beaverton, OR and Peter S Ogden from Vancouver, WA.Thank you for jo...
05/14/2019

Today our guests are Sexton Mountain Elementary from Beaverton, OR and Peter S Ogden from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

Monday’s guests were Laurelhurst from Portland, OR and Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary from Vancouver, WA.Thank you for j...
05/14/2019

Monday’s guests were Laurelhurst from Portland, OR and Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

We are having a great day at our annual Girl Scout Day! Girls are teaching and learning all about the Northwest Coast in...
05/11/2019

We are having a great day at our annual Girl Scout Day! Girls are teaching and learning all about the Northwest Coast including about bentwood boxes, woodcarving, jewelry, canoes, native plants, food sources and the impact of the fur trade. #gsday #girlscouts #lelooska #cultural center #art #history #pnw #woodcarving #canoes #bentwoodbox #gsww #nativeplants #furtrade #masks

Today we welcomed Byrom Elementary Tualatin, OR, Duniway from Portland, OR, Cape Horn Skye from Washougal, WA and a home...
05/10/2019

Today we welcomed Byrom Elementary Tualatin, OR, Duniway from Portland, OR, Cape Horn Skye from Washougal, WA and a home school group.
Thank you for joining us.

Today our lovely guests came from Echo Shaw Elementary from Cornelius, OR, A Home School group from Portland, OR and Chi...
05/09/2019

Today our lovely guests came from Echo Shaw Elementary from Cornelius, OR, A Home School group from Portland, OR and Chinook Elementary from Vancouver, WA.
Thank you for joining us.

Today our guests were Harmony Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Buckman Elementary from Portland, OR.Thank you for joini...
05/07/2019

Today our guests were Harmony Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Buckman Elementary from Portland, OR.
Thank you for joining us.

Today’s guests were Marrion Elementary from Vancouver,  WA, Mint Valley Elementary from Longview, WA and CAM Academy f...
05/03/2019

Today’s guests were Marrion Elementary from Vancouver, WA, Mint Valley Elementary from Longview, WA and CAM Academy from Battle Ground, WA.
Our spring flowers were out to welcome our guests.

Yesterday we welcomed Ellsworth Elementary and Minnehaha from Vancouver, WA and Micha-el School from Milwaukie, Or.
05/03/2019

Yesterday we welcomed Ellsworth Elementary and Minnehaha from Vancouver, WA and Micha-el School from Milwaukie, Or.

Welcome Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary & Pioneer Elementary from Vancouver, WA.We enjoyed having you.
04/30/2019

Welcome Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary & Pioneer Elementary from Vancouver, WA.
We enjoyed having you.

Today our guests were Butler Acres Elementary from Kelso, WA and Eisenhower Elementary from Vancouver, WA.    Thank you ...
04/29/2019

Today our guests were Butler Acres Elementary from Kelso, WA and Eisenhower Elementary from Vancouver, WA. Thank you for joining us on this beautiful morning.

On Friday April 26th we welcomed Orchards Elementary & Sifton Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Lewis Elementary from Po...
04/29/2019

On Friday April 26th we welcomed Orchards Elementary & Sifton Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Lewis Elementary from Portland, OR. Thank you for joining us.

Oxalis, Salmon Berry, & Camas are in bloom.
04/26/2019

Oxalis, Salmon Berry, & Camas are in bloom.

It was a beautiful evening at Holland America Flower Gardens for the Woodland Chamber of Commerce After Hours!
04/26/2019

It was a beautiful evening at Holland America Flower Gardens for the Woodland Chamber of Commerce After Hours!

Thank you Crestline Elementary & Fort Vancouver HS Center for International Studies from Vancouver, WA and Columbia Rive...
04/25/2019

Thank you Crestline Elementary & Fort Vancouver HS Center for International Studies from Vancouver, WA and Columbia River Gorge Elementary from Washougal, WA for joining us on this beautiful spring day.

We thank Lincoln Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Joseph Gale Elementary from Forest Grove, OR for joining us today.
04/23/2019

We thank Lincoln Elementary from Vancouver, WA and Joseph Gale Elementary from Forest Grove, OR for joining us today.

Today is the day! There is still time to RSVP just give us a call 360-225-9522. If you haven’t had a chance to absente...
04/20/2019

Today is the day! There is still time to RSVP just give us a call 360-225-9522. If you haven’t had a chance to absentee bid, online bidding is open until 10am this morning. We look forward to seeing you this afternoon! #lelooska #culturalcenter #thankyou #appreciation #community #art #history #culture

We have a great collection of items for this Saturday’s #silentauction! We hope you can join us but if you can’t, on...
04/18/2019

We have a great collection of items for this Saturday’s #silentauction! We hope you can join us but if you can’t, online absentee bidding is open! Thank you to the many donors that have contributed towards this event! #community #lelooska #culturalcenter

A big thank you to arborist Kraig Smyth & Omar for their help clearing dead branches above our paths! Here is a great pi...
04/17/2019

A big thank you to arborist Kraig Smyth & Omar for their help clearing dead branches above our paths! Here is a great picture from his view yesterday! We are so grateful!

Thank you to our guests for joining us on this rainy evening.
04/14/2019

Thank you to our guests for joining us on this rainy evening.

We are so happy to welcome the 2019 Woodland Planters Day Court to our Evening Living History Performance!
04/14/2019

We are so happy to welcome the 2019 Woodland Planters Day Court to our Evening Living History Performance!

After decades of use our fire grate had warped and disintegrated. A big thank you to our volunteer Ray Stone for buildin...
04/13/2019

After decades of use our fire grate had warped and disintegrated. A big thank you to our volunteer Ray Stone for building this fantastic new fire grate for our ceremonial house! #lelooska #culturalcenter #history #art #culture #volunteers #community

This beautiful oil lamp donated by a Eric Berlin of Animals are Wise is another beautiful piece that is in our #silent a...
04/13/2019

This beautiful oil lamp donated by a Eric Berlin of Animals are Wise is another beautiful piece that is in our #silent auction #april20 #lelooska #culturalcenter #art #history #culture #community

#april20 is your chance to bid on this gift basket from Luckman Coffee complete with “Lelooska Blend” coffee! #silen...
04/12/2019

#april20 is your chance to bid on this gift basket from Luckman Coffee complete with “Lelooska Blend” coffee! #silentauction #lelooska #culturalcenter #art #history #culture #arielwa #luckmancoffee #woodlandwa #community

Animals Are Wise artist Eric Berlin donated this beautiful hand blown vase to this year’s #silentauction #april20 at t...
04/11/2019

Animals Are Wise artist Eric Berlin donated this beautiful hand blown vase to this year’s #silentauction #april20 at the #lelooskaculturalcenter Absentee bids now online at www.lelooska.org #support #educate #history #art #culture #pnw #arielwa

Thank you to our School Program guests from Illahee Elementary of Camas, WA and Washington Elementary of Vancouver, WA!
04/11/2019

Thank you to our School Program guests from Illahee Elementary of Camas, WA and Washington Elementary of Vancouver, WA!

We have an amazing collection of baskets, gift certificates, art and more for our #silent auction on #april20 thanks to ...
04/10/2019

We have an amazing collection of baskets, gift certificates, art and more for our #silent auction on #april20 thanks to the generous donations from our community! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the items. #portlandartmuseum #pittockmansion #portlandwalkingtours #starbucks #julianospizzeria #papamurphys #oregonhistoricalsociety #fibrefederal #lesschwab #gloomis More details on our website! www.lelooska.org

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