The REACH Museum and Reach Foundation stand with many cultural, civic and business entities on making a statement against racism, injustice, and inequity at a time when that voice is needed most. We stand committed to do our part by creating a fair and equitable workplace, and an accessible museum that inspires learning by sharing stories of the Mid-Columbia River Region, all its people, and its impact and contributions to the world.
One of the Museum’s core values is to be an intentional, inclusive, and a reliable public partner. We join forces with organizations like Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), STCU, Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities, and local Rotarians to make museum programs more accessible to our community. One way of doing this is to eliminate financial barriers that often prevent families and students from visiting the museum. Looking out for vulnerable families and students is at the core of our work on equity and inclusion; and with financial grants from these organizations we are able to offer more programs free of charge. We encourage other organizations to join us in caring for our community and providing opportunities for educational, civic and cultural engagement.
We also strive to be inclusive, and to present museum content from a variety of lenses to ensure truthfulness and to tell our stories from diverse perspectives.
Furthermore, we acknowledge our Native American partners who historically used this region—a gathering place of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Wanapum people, and the Nez Perce Tribe who cared for this land since time immemorial.
In this day of pandemic and protest, we focus on our mission, vision, and values and recommit ourselves to creating a respectful, reliable, and safe place for all visitors to learn, to explore, and be forever curious.
Learn more about our mission and vision through our Strategic Plan.
Well done, beautiful and impressive displays - so much information! 5 stars! - Terry S., Yakima, WA April 2019
Amazing detail in glass covered drawers! 5 stars! Gary & Kathy, Yakima, WA April 2019