Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

January 2018

Newsletter from The Nutcracker Lady

Young children love nutcrackers too!!!

Yes, even the little ones love the Nutcracker Museum, and during Christmas Lighting the Nutcracker Lady had the pleasure of taking 3 of her great grandchildren on a tour of the museum. What fun that was!!! The Little Brother, just 2 years, loved the colorful nutcrackers and was so excited when he found Mickey Mouse and other familiar figures! Big Brother, at 5 years, had a hunt with pictures of nutcrackers as he does not yet read. Big Sister, at 7 years, started on a hunt designed for primary students, and later got reacquainted with Karl.

Here the tour begins with the 2 year old taking the lead, holding tight to the Nutcracker Lady’s hand.
Big Sister, 7 and Big Brother 5 start their hunts
Big Sister checks the list of nutcrackers on her sheet.
Big Sister finds Happy. She loved Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.
Little Brother was excited to see Mickey and Donald.
Little Brother finds another favorite…Winnie the Pooh.
Little Brother is not sure what to think of this carved Tin Man.
Big Sister gets reacquainted with Karl, the museum mascot.
Big brother shows his sheet with the progress he is making.
Big brother gets a bracelet, his prize for finding all the nutcrackers on his sheet.
Little brother also gets a bracelet!! Next year he will go on the hunt too.

The museum has hunts for all ages, and even parents and grandparents enjoy the challenge of the hunts especially designed for them. Many young adults challenge their spouse or friends, and often need help to find a ‘Bear on a Sled’, a ‘Three Legged Man’, or a ‘Man with a Bird biting his Nose’.

Arlene Wagner, The Nutcracker Lady

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum





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Federal ID #91-2143303

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)