Thursday, February 13, 2014

Meet Peggy Barchi!

The Northwest Railway Museum welcomes a new Marketing & Events Manager, Peggy Barchi. The position’s key responsibilities include promotion of all Museum programs including regular season train rides, the Tour Package program, Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine™, Halloween Train, and Santa Train®. The Marketing & Events Manager also manages Snoqualmie Railroad Days, working with a dedicated group of local volunteers to insure the success of that important town festival.

Peggy comes to the Museum from Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, where she was the Events’ and Volunteer Coordinator for over 10 years. Besides organizing events and volunteers, she worked on educational demonstrations such as Oregon Trail hikes, butter making, and 19th Century laundry techniques; taught classes on “Before There Were Video Games,” developed and maintained exhibits, worked on promoting the museum and its programming and was head chicken wrangler for the fort’s livestock! She continues to edit the Fort Nisqually Foundation’s tri-yearly magazine “Occurrences – Journal of Northwest History.

In addition to her time at Fort Nisqually, Peggy has volunteered for a variety of organizations including: PTAs, youth activity groups, amateur radio organizations as well as other museums. Peggy and her husband live in Maple Valley and enjoy traveling when time permits, especially to other historic areas within Washington. She looks forward to getting to know, meet and work with the people of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Photo caption: Peggy Barchi in the Colonial Quarter, St. Augustine Florida, February 2014.