Wenatchee Area Gen Society Newsflash


October is an exciting month at WAGS! We’ll kick off the month with a Library Open House from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on October 7. Our knowledgeable librarians will be available to guide you through a marvelous maze of genealogical resources! Find us in the Museum Annex Building at the corner of Mission and Yakima Streets in Downtown Wenatchee.


October 10 is our regular meeting (2:00 p.m. at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee), with member Jerry Gibbons presenting “From Scotland to Sagebrush Flats,” chronicling his recent trip to England and Scotland, and tracing his line from the British Isles to Canada and Missouri, and westward to North Central Washington.

On October 13, the action shifts to the Wenatchee City Hall. Since the mid-90s, Richard Beyer’s popular sculpture, Coyote Reading a Candy Wrapper (pictured above), has been sitting at our library’s doorstep as part of Wenatchee’s “Art on the Avenues” project. The time has come to make Coyote an official member of our society. The Proclamation Ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m., declaring the beneficial characteristics and contributions of Coyote to WAGS and the greater community.



October 18 is a red-letter day! Don’t miss Coyote’s formal Adoption Ceremony on the steps of the WAGS Library, conducted by the Children’s Home Society (he will wear a tie and have legal representation!), where he will become our official mascot: the WAGS Coyote. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for an opportunity view the apple sorting machine at work in the Museum Annex Apple Room. The adoption ceremony begins promptly at 5:30; a brief tour of our library is available until 6:00 p.m.