Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center opens May 24

Summer programs scheduled

Author Randy Lewis spoke at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center last season. Mike Malitas/QCH


BREWSTER – The Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center located near the junction of highways 97 and 17 east of Brewster opened the doors on its 2019 Summer Program Schedule on Friday, May 24. The Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from May 24 through Sept. 29.

Included among the events on the Interpretive Center’s summer schedule is a program and book signing at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, with authors Randy Lewis and Bill Layman who wrote Red Star and Blue Star Defeat Spexman.

Blacksmith John Huffstutter of Quailside Forge in Chewelah will present a two-day demonstration, Forged in Fire, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

Julie Edwards and Bernadine Phillips will instruct a two-day twined bag workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 18, and Sunday, August 25. The first day will focus on starting the bag and the second session on its completion. Twenty spots are available on a first-come, first served basis. Cost for the twined bag kit is $25.

Sylvia Peasley and Pendleton Moses will host a workshop on Tule Ducks and Indian Hemp Cordage at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center is located at 17539 Highway 17 in Brewster. Further information about the Center and its programs is available by calling (509)689-6665, (509) 634-6023, or emailing

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