Living History Performance

Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of a Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house. The Lelooska Family shares the songs, dances, stories, and masks which display the rights, crests, and privileges bestowed on them by the late Chief James Aul Sewid. Chief Tsungani carries on the traditions of his brother, the late Chief Lelooska, performing with other family members in Ariel, Washington, 31 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon.

The performance you will witness was
developed by Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid and tribal elders to share the history and culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. The Lelooska Foundation has sponsored these programs since 1977.

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Tickets for our Spring 2023 Evening Performances will go on sale February 1, 2023.

Thursday, March 30 at 7pm

Select Saturdays in April & May at 7pm

$18 Adults, $16 Children 12 & Under & Senior Citizens

Due to several high risk individuals in our community and to protect our guests, masks are required while inside our buildings and attending our performances. Thank you for your understanding.

Approximately two hours in length.

Evening programs begin at 7:00pm. Grounds open at 5:30pm, including the Lelooska Museum which displays an extensive collection of art and artifacts.

The doors will open no earlier than
6:40 for seating. Seating is on a first
come, first served basis on traditional
wood benches.
If children will be part of your
group, please remind them not to play in
our dirt floor.
We ask that everyone remain in
their seats during the performance.
Latecomers, please do not open the
front doors, come around to the back.

Dress warmly and for comfort. A
coat is a must even on a warm evening.
You are welcome to bring blankets.
We do not permit photography,
videotaping or audio recording
during the performance.
Thank you for your cooperation!

If you need special
accommodations please let us
know, we are happy to help.

Tickets are not refundable unless the event is cancelled.