to the Miller–Freer Trading Post play! This play
was originally written to coincide with the Miller-Freer Trading
Post “Museum to You” box from the Wenatchee Valley
Museum and Cultural Center. The boxes are available to schools
in North Central Washington Museum and Cultural Center for a minimal
Inside the Miller-Freer box, classes will find the costumes,
scripts, props, and artifacts necessary to produce a reader’s
theater play about a day in the life of an 1880s trading post in
the Wenatchee Valley. The materials and activities in this box
are most appropriate for grades three through seven; however, strong
readers in the second grade may be comfortable with them. This
box was compiled with the following objectives in mind:
- Through discussions, acting a character’s part, handling
artifacts, and reading background information, participants glimpse
everyday life in the Wenatchee Valley in the 1880s.
- Participants become aware of the diverse cultural groups that
inhabited the Wenatchee Valley then and of the unique contributions
each group made.
- Participants explore the differences and similarities between
consumer services today and in the 1880s.
Click here to visit the Wenatchee
Valley Museum and Cultural Center.