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Wenatchee Valley Museum to Hold Fruit Label Swap

As part of downtown Wenatchee’s Taste of the Harvest Festival, the Wenatchee Valley Museum will again host a Fruit Label Swap Meet on Saturday, September 18. All are welcome to buy, sell, trade or just browse through a wide variety of lithographed labels from yesteryear. The swap meet will begin at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm with free admission to the Museum, which is located at 127 South Mission Street in Wenatchee.

Until cardboard boxes came into use in the tree fruit industry in the 1960s, these colorful labels were glued onto the ends of wooden apple, pear and peach crates as a marketing tool for advertising the orchard or warehouse where the fruit originated. They are now prized by collectors. Hundreds are in circulation, with prices ranging from $2.00 to $100.00.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates in partnership with the City of Wenatchee. Housed in two historic downtown buildings that served early Wenatchee as post offices, WVMCC gathers and educates people to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences and rich diversity of North Central Washington and its people.

Wenatchee Valley Museum
127 South Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Telephone: (509) 888-6240
Fax: (509) 888-6256
Email: [email protected]

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