On July 10, the Shafer Historical Museum in Winthrop offers a chronicled video of the first 40 years of the Poorman Creek area just west of Twisp. It will be presented at the Methow Valley Community Center from 2-4 p.m. The free event is appropriate for all ages. Donations are welcome.
Shafer Executive Director Suzanne Perin and Sharon Sumpter will lead the presentation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
This is the second presentation in the Shafer’s series of early Methow neighborhood histories. The first presentation was the McKinney Mountain near Mazama.
The presentation is a visual tour that shares the records and photos of the museum, providing a view of life from the 1880s to 1920s, using photos, family stories, newspapers and books. The Poorman Creek community is surrounded by government land and the Twisp River. According to a Shafer press release, some of the oldest pioneers and town businessmen homesteaded there.
For more information, visit the Shafer website: www.shafermuseum.org. The museum is at 285 Castle Ave., and can also be accessed from stairs on Highway 20 across from the Rio Vista Hotel. The grounds and buildings are open daily until the second weekend of October, from 10 a.m.-5p.m.