File photo by Don Nelson It’s all open at the Shafer Museum.

File photo by Don Nelson

It’s all open at the Shafer Museum.

The Shafer Museum in Winthrop opens for the season beginning Saturday (May 28). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Labor Day weekend. Admission is by donation.

The museum is on Castle Avenue, and can also be reached by way of a stairway on Riverside Avenue.

Several historic Methow Valley buildings have been moved to the museum site, which was formerly the home of pioneering entrepreneur Guy Waring. All the buildings, including the Waring house locally know as “The Castle,” feature artifacts from the valley’s history. Outdoor displays include machinery used for farming and mining during the valley’s early days of commercial activity.

The Shafer is seeking volunteers to staff the museum. If you’re interested in volunteering, call (509) 429-5543, 996-2712, or email staff@shafermuseum.com.