Museum-goers will have a chance to meet Shannon Buchal, the new collections manager of Fort Walla Walla Museum! In this Museum After Hours presentation, Shannon will talk about fakes, forgeries, and replicas from a museum perspective. She will explore some famous forgeries displayed in museums and discuss the use of replicas and reproductions in museum work, including some standing in for actual artifacts at the old fort. In addition, she will look at how the outstanding stories behind some of these counterfeit items make them notable artifacts worthy of display.
Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month. We provide a space for community congregation, discussion, and debate. The event touches on topics ranging from regional culture and history to the roles and responsibilities of museums within our community. The talks will take place in the Entrance Building at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.