Saturday, February 18, 2017

Antique and Vintage Fair March 11 & 12 at the Skamokawa Resort

Beautiful new poster created by Keith Hoofnagle! The 2017 Friends of Skamokawa Antique and Vintage Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday March 11th and 12th at the Skamokawa Resort in the conference center. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. — at Skamokawa Resort.

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please call Pam Emery at 360-795-0884 in the early evening.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Opening for 2017 on Saturday March 4th 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Photos of snow and frost in Skamokawa 2016. :FOS is currently closed for the winter and will open for the 2017 season on Saturday March 4th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Our 2017 Antique Sale runs for one full weekend ~ Saturday and Sunday March 11th and 12th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the beautiful, waterfront Skamokawa Resort Conference Center located right across the road from the FOS/River Life Interpretive Center at 1391 WA-4, Skamokawa, WA 98647.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Closed for winter, re-opening March 4th and we're looking forward to seeing you then!

FOS/Friends of Skamokawa is currently closed for winter and will re-open in March. Our FOS Antique Sale is scheduled for March 11th and 12th and will be held at the Skamokawa Resort, more details will be announced shortly. We hope you are staying warm and cozy through the winter and we look forward to seeing you in the spring. Photo courtesy of Jon Peterson. The new FOS roof glistening on a cold, clear, beautiful morning in Skamokawa.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Our annual Holiday Open House "Deck the Hall" continues through Sunday, December 11.

Our annual Holiday Open House "Deck the Hall" continues through Sunday, December 11.

Our open days and times are as follows:

Friday December 2, 12:00-4:00 pm
Saturday December 3, 12:00-4:00 pm
Sunday December 4, 12:00-4:00 pm

And for one more week:

Thursday December 8,
Friday December 9,
Saturday December 10,
Sunday December 11,

We have a wide selection of gifts created by local artists, artisans, weavers, crafters, authors, woodworkers and more! The bookstore shelves are freshly stocked with loads of unique and interesting kids’ books and many new titles in the main bookstore including "Through a Green Lens; Fifty Years of Writing for Nature" by Robert Michael Pyle. A great deal of lovely greeting cards and stocking stuffers too. 

The Hall is decorated with local greenery and lights for the occasion and is a cozy, fun place to shop and gather on these winter days. 

Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you in Skamokawa.

We are in beautiful, historic downtown Skamokawa at 1394 State Route 4. 

For further information call (360) 795-3007, email: or find us on Facebook at this link

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Annual Holiday Open House "Deck the Hall" Begins on Fri. Nov. 25, 12:00-4:00 pm

Friends of Skamokawa's River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, Washington will be celebrating our annual Holiday Open House - "Deck the Hall" with the grand opening on Friday, November 25 from 12 noon to 4 pm. We have many exciting items this year for all of your holiday gift shopping needsThe Johnson Park Artists displaying their holiday specials, delicious food, and special treasures from our local artists and artisans. Our bookstore is freshly stocked with many new titles for children and adults. You will be able to fill your entire gift list from our special selections. Enjoy hot cider and delicious treats as well. The Open House will run from 12:00 noon to 4 pm, Friday - Sunday November 25, 26, and 27, and continues Thursday through Sunday on the following two weekends, with the final day for shopping on Sunday, December 11th. Remember, shopping local is best!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Saturday, October 8th, Art Exhibit opening. Meet the artists between 1-3:00 PM. Tsuga Gallery Presents a Tsunami of Art

This Saturday, October 8th, Art Exhibit opening. Meet the artists between 1-3:00 PM. Come join in the fun and celebration of these amazing local artists. A variety of delicious treats and refreshments will be served. Here is more information: The Friends of Skamokawa/River Life Interpretive Center is very pleased to present works from Wahkiakum County's Tsuga Art Gallery for our final art exhibit this year. Displayed at the River Life Interpretive Center at Friends of Skamokawa, the title of this upcoming exhibit, 'Tsuga Gallery presents a Tsunami of Art' reflects the amazing variety and intensity of our local artists.
Wahkiakum County has collected a talented group of artists and musicians who are making this area a special place to visit. Among the artists will be photographers, painters, ceramists, wood artists, fine jewelers, and some who do a combination of all these.
Included in the group will be Mike Rees, Mitzi Christensen, Dan Tchozewski, Genie Cary, Noreen Fitts, Joan Wren, Ruth Doumit, and several others.
The exhibit will open Saturday, October 8th with a party to meet all the artists from 1 to 3 pm. This exhibit will run to November 20th to be followed by the Hall's annual Holiday Open House, “Deck the Hall”.
Several of the artists will be leaving their work for that event as well.
Friends of Skamokawa’s River Life Interpretive Center is located at 1394 SR4 in Skamokawa, WA and is open Thursday-Sunday from 12 noon to 4 PM.
For more information, please call 360-795-3007 during open hours or email:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

"A Cornucopia of Wines" Auction & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Saturday, September 10, 6:30 - 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 10, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM, advance tickets are available now. See below for ticket purchase locations and more information about this delightfully elegant evening in Skamokawa, WA. Join us for a spirited evening of fine wines, delicious gourmet food, fun community and spirited bidding on silent and open auction items including but not limited to; getaways to great local bed and breakfasts, paintings, photography, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, jewelry, gift certificates to local businesses and much more! Auctioneer Brian McClain will be presiding over the open auction with his friendly, fast paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. This is our main fund raiser of the year with all funds directed to the maintenance and operation of Friends of Skamokawa's River Life Interpretive Center. There will be a ‘paddle raise’ during the evening to help fund a brand new coat of paint! Here is your opportunity to help keep this beautiful building standing tall. “A Cornucopia of Wines”, Wine Tasting and Auction will be held in theSkamokawa Grange #425 at the Wahkiakum County Fair grounds, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Skamokawa, WA 98647. The doors will open at 6:30 PM. This event draws visitors from throughout the Northwest. Along with the fine wines to sample will be a scrumptious menu prepared by the experienced caterers Ginger Schmitz and Jake Collins of Sharon's Pizza Mill in Cathlamet.
Advance tickets for “A Cornucopia of Wines” are $15 each or $25 a couple and can be purchased at the Bank of Pacific in Cathlamet, the Skamokawa General Store and at Friends of Skamokawa's River Life Interpretive Center in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20 single and $30 for a couple. For questions phone 360-795-3007, send an email to or stop by The River Life Interpretive Center during our open hours, Thursdays through Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 PM. We are located at 1394 W. SR4, Skamokawa, WA 98647. We’ll see you there!