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In this Issue:
  • Shona-Hah Doll 
  • Silent Auction~April 22nd
  • Optimist Club of NW Portland
  • Tourism Grant
  • Spring Evening Performances
  • Thank you Friends!
  • Work Party this Saturday
  • Museum Assessment Program
  • Field Trips
  • Classroom Corner
  • 2016 Volunteers
  • In-Kind Friends
Shona-Hah Doll 
This December we were given this wonderful doll by Shona-Hah. The doll was graciously donated by Mrs. John Howard.  We are so grateful to have this doll to add to the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection.
Due to scheduling conflicts the Donor Appreciation Program and Silent Auction will now be held on
April 22, 2017

Optimist Club of NW Portland gives $6,000.00 grant to Lelooska Foundation
The Optimist Club of NW Portland has awarded a $6,000 grant to the Lelooska Foundation to support our upcoming fundraiser and fund the replacement of the Crooked Beak of Heaven. We are so grateful for their support!
Tourism Grant
We are grateful to have received a grant for $3,790.00 to support our advertising outreach from the Cowlitz County Tourism Grant Program. 
Lelooska Foundation
Living History Performances
May 6
May 22

at 7:00pm

Approximately 2 hours in length.
Reservations are necessary.

$12 Adults
$8 Children 12 & 
Set in the fire-lit replica of a Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house, the living history performance consists of dramatic narration and dance presentations of traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial masks.  Chief Tsungani and the Lelooska Family dancers bring each mask to life with its song, dance, and story.  The performance is designed to give the audience an understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations culture, as well as a feeling of intimate participation in this living history. 
Grounds open at 5:30pm including the Lelooska Museum.

To reserve tickets 
Call: (360) 225-9522

Then send your check and a SASE to
P.O. Box 526, Ariel, WA 98603
 or pay online at
We want to thank everyone for their generous gifts that help support our educational programs and activities.  

Donations Since January 2016

In Memory of Glenn Sutt:
Mark & Midori Hanus

In Memory of Leonard Reese:
Holly Boaz & Brad Richards
Gretchen Fuller
Mark & Midori Hanus
Kyle Niekamp

In Memory of Rosli Dasler:
Wendy Dasler Johnson

In Memory of Donald and Elizabeth Stewart:
Melissa Meacham Stewart

General Fund:
James and Sophia Abenante
Amazon Smile
Martha Andrews
David Ashe
Martha Banyas
Cindie and Bob Beraud
Holly Boaz
Daniel Brophy
Bob and Jane Brink
John & Karyn Buehler
Ted and Joann Burton
Stuart and Judy Card
Clutch & Brake Doctors Vancouver
Evelyn Colwell
Community Foundation for SW Washington
Veronica Cortez
Sharon Crawford
W. Ron Crosier
Nigel Cundy
Lisa Cunningham
Wendy Dasler-Johnson
Stephen and Nancy Dudley
Margie Farwell
Michael Freed
Gretchen Fuller
Tom and Janet Gensert
Vasant & Sarah Gideon
Michael Gottlieb & Wendy Gordon
Allan & Mary Gross
Mark & Midori Hanus
Lois Harris
Donna Heppell
Melvin Hess & Esther Podemski
Kathy & John Huffman 
Leslie Hulton
Intel Employee via United Way of Columbia Willamette
Morgine Jurdan
Jeanne Kojis
Jim Kunz
Eric LaBrant
Yomaira HP Lampi
Gloria Languedoc
Dan & Lois Lavine
Kent & Janice Lee
Susan Lenski
Lone Fir Resort
Carol & Charles Mackey
Carolyn Mastin
Edward & Edwyna McAninch
Donlon McGovern
Kaley McLachlan-Burton
Terry McLaughlin
Jill McLean
Robert A Mendelson
Karen & Don Meyer
Roger and Teresa Michaelis
Jeff & Kathy Mitchell
Audrey Moore
Charles & Carol Moore
Moy Martial Arts & Tai Chi 
Mr and Mrs L.T. Neighbors
Linda Nelson
Kyle Niekamp
Elaine Nishimura
Mary Lou Oberson
Susan Olson
Pacific Power Foundation Matching Gift Program
Lynda Peel
Don Petersen
Father Peter J. Powell
Peter & Josephine Pope
Asa T. Reed
Ronnie & Edilma Reighter
Barbara Rhyne
Brad Richards
Durkee & Mary Richards
Michael Rice
Saint Augustine's Center
Delores "Dee" Secher-Jensen
John & Janet Stahl
Carolyn & Wayne Stewart
Charlotte Stoll-Smith
Ann Taylor
John and Sue Thomas
Cynthia Tang-Thornton
Jean & John Thorpe
Leslie Torresdal
Arlene Tugel
John W Warren
Carolyn & Craig Weaver
Dave & Red Leaf Westwood
Sylvia Wheeler
Ralph Willson
Beth & Kyle Witham
Withrotor Aviation
Woodland Truck Line
June & Keni Cyrrumble Yamrick
Jelena Camille Zednik
Shelley Zoller
Work Party this Saturday!

March 25, 2017

Join us as we prepare the grounds and buildings for our upcoming program season! Lunch provided! Let us know if you can come!
360-225-9522 or
We are excited to share that we have once again been accepted into the Museum Assessment Program. This last year we participated in their Collections Stewardship Assessment. This year we will be participating in their Organizational Assessment. We are grateful for this opportunity!
Field Trip!
Spring 2017

School Programs

Advance Reservations Required!
Dates are filling fast! We have added several additional dates but there is limited space left!
Reserve your space today!
April 11 through June 16, 2017

Call or email for dates
and space available.

School programs begin at 10:30 am and are approximately one hour in length.
$6 per person adult or child.

To reserve
call 360-225-9522,
Classroom Corner
"Dear Lelooska Foundation,
Thank you for having us at Lelooska. I like the Half Moon and Full Moon Masks! The Shaman was so cool starting the fire. The performance was fantastic! Why does Dzunugwa have such a long name?  Thank you and Good bye!"
                         -Mahealani, 3rd Grade
Share your story!

We would love to hear your stories about your first time here or a special memory! Email with your memories!
We want to thank everyone who volunteered their time, energy, and expertise this past year.  

2016 Volunteers

Gary Alexander
Janet Andrews
Katie Byrnes
Mike Byrnes
John Clapp
Veronica Cortez
Lisa Cunningham-Strom
Carol Edmo
Siale Edmo-Cook
Gretchen Fuller
Mark Hanus
Midori Hanus
Sher Henrichs
Ron Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Bobby Kelsay
Haylee Kelley
Sharon Kelley
Megan Laddusaw
Crystal Lorenson
Taylor McHargue-Mason
Jack McWilliams
Melinda McWilliams
Jade Nosler
Eric Reese
Isaac Reese
Mara Reese
Sue Reese
Brad Richards
Ben Riggs
Cindy Riggs
Sarah Riggs
Taliah Riggs
Julianne Snyder
Fearon Smith
Lottie Stoll-Smith
Alexis Van Doren
Kyle Ward
Sherie Weisser
Beth Witham
Faith Witham
Robin Yakhour 
In-Kind Donations:
ACE Hardware - Woodland, WA
Alderwood Quilts & Sunset Lavender Farm
America's Family Diner
Antler Forest-Bill Foss
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Big Fir Campground & RV Park
Blissfully Joyful Jewelry
Bond's Indian Supply
John & Karyn Buehler
Burgerville USA #34
Burke Museum
Chamber Music Northwest
Chuck's Produce & Street Market
Cinema 21
Columbia Bank
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum
Columbia River Carbonates
Columbia Theatre Association
Costco Wholesale #772
Cowlitz County Historical Museum
Craft Warehouse- Vancouver, WA
Pam Cundy
Curious Comedy Theater
Dairy Queen - Woodland, WA
Dave's Killer Bread
Deschutes Brewery
DJ's Deco Ash
Eterna Studios
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Fibre Federal Credit Union
G. Loomis Inc.
G6 Airpark
Garlic Gourmay
George & Son Cutlery 
Grandma Candy’s Jams
Gray's at the Park 
Harper's Outdoor & Tackle
High Desert Museum
Mrs. John Howard
Holland America Bulb Farm
Judith Ibbs
James Jennings
Jenn's Custom Detail
Ron Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Juliano's Pizzeria
Kobos Coffee
Les Schwab Woodland
Karen Lewis
Lewis River Golf Course
Lewis River Inn
Love Street Playhouse
Luckman Coffee Company
Mark Moy's Kung Fu & Tai-Chi Academy
Mayer's Meats
Terry McLaughlin
McMenamin's Pubs & Breweries
Mosby Insurance–Vivian Mosby
Moulton Falls Winery
Linda Deery Nelson
Pat & Bob Nelson
New Phoenix & Last Frontier Casinos
Northwest Pet Products
Oak Tree Restaurant & Lucky 21 Casino
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon Symphony
Oregon Zoo
PDM Steel

Pittock Mansion
Pomeroy Farm
Portland Children's Museum
Portland's Culinary Workshop
Portland Spirit
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Walking Tours
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Mara Reese
Brad Richards
Rocky's Pizza
Rose City Rollers
Seattle Seahawks
Shelburne Inn Restaurant & Pub 
Sportsman's Warehouse
Starbucks - 18th & Andresen
Starbucks - 83rd & Mill Plain
Starbucks - 112th & Fourth Plain
Starbucks- 162nd & 18th
Starbucks - 164th & Mill Plain
Starbucks - Beaverton
Starbucks - Burlingame
Starbucks - Heritage Place
Starbucks - Lloyd Center
Starbucks - Longview/Thriftway
Starbucks - Ocean Beach Hwy
Starbucks - Oregon Way
Starbucks - Salmon Creek
Starbucks - Macadam
Target - Vancouver NW
Thoeny Farms
Trader Joe's
True Value - Woodland, WA
Tsugawa Nursery
University of Washington Athletics Dept.
Vancouver Hilton- Grey's at the Park
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Voodoo Doughnuts
Wildlife Safari
Wolf Haven International
Woodland Chevron
Woodland Dance Center
Wreath Sources
WSU Cougar Athletics
Robin Yakhour
Tom & Lisa Zeiner
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 526, Ariel, WA 98603
Located at 165 Merwin Village Road, Ariel, WA 98603
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