Salon Series

Salon Series

It is through conversation that communities thrive. These programs are intended to bring conversation back into our modern lives – welcome to the afternoon Salon Series. Our Salon Series will include both local speakers and interesting films. 

Inspired by the 16th Century European movement, the "salon" was an informal intellectual gathering popular through the late 19th Century. Today’s salons take many forms, from formal lectures to informal get-togethers at friends’ homes.

Join the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center in the Civic Center Auditorium for select 1st Wednesday’s throughout the year.

Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please email Jenni Shelton. The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.

Programs begin at 1pm.

upcoming Salon Series

History of Ephrata with dan bolyard

Date: July 7, 2021
Time 1:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS. CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE.

Join local historian Dan Bolyard as he talks about his newest book, Images of America: Ephrata. Grant County's seat has a most interesting history, much of which has been captured in photographs. Dan will be on hand after the presentation for a book signing and to talk talk history. The book will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your copy from home to be signed. 

As a bonus, Steamboat Rock and Dry Falls & Sun Lakes author John Kemble will also be on hand to sign his books and answer any questions. Again, those titles will be available for purchase or bring your copy from home for a signature. 

film Screening: kOREA, THE NEVER-ENDING WAR

Date: August 4, 2021
Time 1-3 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS. CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE.

Korea: The Never-Ending War sheds new light on the global upheaval that led to the Korean War in 1950, a moment when the Cold War turned hot, and how today that war's brutal legacy has forced the world into a deadly nuclear showdown. With testimony from the soldiers on the frontlines, civilians caught in the crossfire, political leaders from then and now, journalists and historians, the film is a comprehensive re-examination of a war that took the lives of tens of thousands of American GI's and millions of Koreans. It is war that has raged for generations. A war that most Americans don't remember, and Koreans can never forget. 

The film documents how the conflict has continued post-1953; the events that triggered North Korea's nuclear program; and South Korea's economic expansion. The consequences of the war's stalemate contribute to a dangerous stand-off between North and South Korea, the United States and China. The 'end' of this conflict is still an open question.

For more information, please call 509-764-3830.