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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Ice Cream Social
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Ice Cream Social

It’s time once again for Fort Walla Walla Museum’s annual Ice Cream Social! This social gathering celebrates a time when the days passed at a slower pace and the local community came together to enjoy the lazy days of summer.

Join us for ice cream and strawberry toppings — free with paid admission! There will be pioneer kids games, a Jumpin’ Jellybeans bouncy castle, and the Daughters of the Pioneers will open the pioneer cabin for guests to explore.

There will be a number of fantastic classic cars on display courtesy of the Walla Walla Historic Auto Club and Walla Walla Cruiser Club.

By popular demand, the photo dress-up booth will be out so that visitors may borrow costumes and props, then strike a pose in front of the buildings in the Pioneer Village for photos.

Sue Scott will be on site with her loom giving a weaving demonstration. She will have several examples of the beautiful rugs, towels, and table runners she creates. She is a new consignee in the Museum Store; currently for sale are some table runners with designs that replicate a coverlet pattern from the 1800s, colorful woven dish towels. Her durable rag rugs use wefts made from everything from Pendleton Wool blanket trims to recycled blue jeans.

Judge William Langford will give a Living History performance at 2 pm. Born in Ohio in 1835 Langford later came to Oregon to study law. He was the last territorial justice of the Washington Territorial Supreme Court to serve in Walla Walla County, appointed by President Grover Cleveland on December 3, 1885.

The museum’s Heritage Fashion Runway will be updated with a mix of men’s and women’s fashions from times past. Of note will be a dress owned by Lucy Sanders Goodwin, the wife of Walla Walla’s first county physician and coroner, Lewis Heddie Goodwin.

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Museum After Hours: Presenter Dan Clark
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Dan Clark

Dan Clark will be talking about Walla Walla 2020, a civic group that aims to envision, plan for, and undertake projects to help realize a livable community in the Walla Walla area now and for the future. The history component of the group’s work includes the Historic Sites and Markers Project, created to honor unmarked Walla Walla area historic sites by erecting interpretive signage and providing additional details about their significance through printed materials, public presentations, and online information. Their Historic Research and Plaque Project has produced historic property reports and plaques for historic buildings. An online database of the WW2020 research reports and an interactive map of locations can be found on the group's website.

Dan Clark was born and raised in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school, he served as staff attorney and executive director of Solano County Neighborhood Legal Assistance Agency in Vallejo. In 1971 he returned to Walla Walla where he practiced law privately until his retirement in 2010. In addition to law practice, in 1978 he organized and administered the first general mediation project in Colorado and, in 1981, was a founder and first general secretary of Peace Brigades International, a human rights organization now headquartered in London. In addition, he has helped organize and lead a variety of community organizations in the Walla Walla area, including the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public.

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Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love, at first sight, explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but all too quickly leads to heartbreaking consequences.

This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

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Film: I’ll Push You
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Film: I’ll Push You

I’ll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 35-day, 500-mile wheelchair journey across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends.

Even though the story begins with the challenge that comes with Patrick’s willingness to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, I’ll Push You also explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience in Spain and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal their similarities where Patrick discovers he’s both the pusher and the pushed.

The story’s beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of love and vulnerability on display.

Their trek in 2014 captivated individuals around the world. Since returning from Spain, Justin and Patrick have been sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full-time, professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, CCR, and many other classic favorites. Tom's dynamic vocal, guitar, and uplifting original songs are influenced by the singer-songwriter, rock, pop, country, and British invasion genres. They are delivered in a live, acoustic setting.

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Film: The Ripple Effect
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The Ripple Effect

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct a suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.

Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine a light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

A community conversation will be held following the screening.

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Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing, starring Kevin Loomer, is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes.” British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list — of everything wonderful in the world — that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving
— British Theatre Guide
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Live Music: A Fine Mess
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess has a loyal and rapidly-growing group of followers they call Messmates. Their appeal comes from their unique treatments of American, Irish and Scottish folk music.  They are each accomplished instrumentalists, but their exceptional instrumentation is designed to highlight their vocal harmony. The folk songs in their repertoire are predominantly story-songs—up-tempo sea shanties, Irish Rebel songs, or more recent folk compositions by Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Lyle Lovett or Steve Goodman.

They do not, however, limit their performances strictly to folk songs.  Whether blues, pop or a novelty song, they love to play songs their fans find familiar and can perhaps sing along to Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, etc.  The best characteristic of the group, however, is their ability to have fun.  They don’t take themselves too seriously.  They believe a concert, above all, should be enjoyable entertainment that will put a smile on your face. Once you’ve heard them, you’ll conclude that they are a very Fine Mess indeed.

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Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane

About 40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace… until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane.

During the course of this one-man masterpiece, the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings with his mother, Brenda, to crazy gigs on the road with his blues-playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work leading up to the finale: a one-man acoustic rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing, starring Kevin Loomer, is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes.” British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list — of everything wonderful in the world — that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving
— British Theatre Guide
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Sausage Fest 2018
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Sausage Fest 2018

  • DeSales Catholic High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bounce houses, face painting, and tons of games. DeSales home football game. Corn hole tournament. Live music by Shanks Pony and Whiskey Creek. Wine, beer, cider, strawberry shortcake, dilly bars, popcorn, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, sausages (spicy, Italian, and German). All this and more can be found at Sausage Fest 2018.

For more information, email Eric and Ruthann Haider or call them at (509) 956-9933 and (509) 956-9939 respectively.

Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

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Live Music: Eddie Manzanares
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Eddie Manzanares

Eddie Manzanares (Spanish vocals & acoustic guitar) is an experienced Latin jazz musician. Originally from Mexico, he performed for audiences, large and small, in Mexico, South America, the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the Caribbean before settling in the Pacific Northwest.

His music performance style is a combination of Latin jazz, Bossanova, and Rumba Flamenca. He also loves to perform Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Son Cubano, and Son Montuno music for your dancing pleasure.

No cover.

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Sausage Fest 2018
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Sausage Fest 2018

  • DeSales Catholic High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bounce houses, face painting, and tons of games. DeSales home football game. Corn hole tournament. Live music by Shanks Pony and Whiskey Creek. Wine, beer, cider, strawberry shortcake, dilly bars, popcorn, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, sausages (spicy, Italian, and German). All this and more can be found at Sausage Fest 2018.

For more information, email Eric and Ruthann Haider or call them at (509) 956-9933 and (509) 956-9939 respectively.

Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

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Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

This performance is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters.

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Live Music: Pink Floyd Tribute Band — Pigs on the Wing
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Pink Floyd Tribute Band — Pigs on the Wing

Finding the Dark Side of the Moon is a retrospective live concert experience culminating in a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album The Dark Side of the Moon.

Since its formation in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high-quality, high-energy take on Pink Floyd’s music. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute-like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd in many fans’ lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original — something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes.

Concertgoers can expect two full sets of Pink Floyd music: the first a loosely chronological retrospective of Pink Floyd’s work before becoming a household name, and the second a full performance of what many would argue is among rock music’s finest works from cover to cover, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pigs on the Wing is comprised of: Eric Welder (bass, vocals), Pete Galluzzo (sax), David Lindenbaum (guitar, vocals), Matt Jones (keys, vocals), Bryan Fairfield (drums), Keeley St. Clair (vocals, acoustic guitar), and Jason Baker (guitar, vocals).

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Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show

Alex Zerbe - The Zaniac - moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, performing beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic. The Zaniac, who has been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph.

Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. Heʼs performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “Americaʼs Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing."

"The Zaniac Comedy Show" is appropriate for all ages.

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Live Music: Molly Tuttle
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Molly Tuttle

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, "The Old Apple Tree," at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and at “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass,” was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and her debut solo album “Rise” hit #2 on the Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. In October 2017, Molly Tuttle became the first woman to be named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Guitar Player of the Year.”

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Live Music: EmiSunshine
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music: EmiSunshine

EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has already captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and sometimes dark and lonely song content. Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller.

Since her break-out at 9 years old, this fearless performer has appeared on The Today Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and at The Ryman, and has more than 500,000 Facebook followers.

While her music has been described as “old-timey," she adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country, with a sprinkling of the blues.

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Living History Performance: Fred Stine, Pickling Demonstration
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Fred Stine, Pickling Demonstration

Food preservation is an important skill people needed in the past. Fred Stine will bring the ingredients and the knowledge to show visitors how to make dill pickles. Stine represents one of Walla Walla's best rags-to-riches stories. He arrived in Walla Walla in 1862 with no more than the clothes on his back and 75 cents in his pocket, but he eventually built the largest brick hotel in the Washington Territory. After Stine’s arrival, he quickly went about earning the trust of local residents who lent him sufficient funds to set up a lucrative blacksmith shop serving the needs of miners making their way to Idaho’s gold fields, pioneers from the Oregon Trail, and the military at Fort Walla Walla. With the fortune he made, Stine not only retired his debts in a few short months but soon amassed enough to construct the Stine House in 1872, the largest brick hotel in the region.

Fred Stine is portrayed by Touchet agribusinessman Charles Saranto.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full-time, professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, CCR, and many other classic favorites. Tom's dynamic vocal, guitar, and uplifting original songs are influenced by the singer-songwriter, rock, pop, country, and British invasion genres. They are delivered in a live, acoustic setting.

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Live Music: Eric Tessmer
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Eric Tessmer

Eric Tessmer is a blues and rock artist coming all the way from Austin, Texas who has played alongside blues greats such as Gary Clark Jr., Dick Dale, and Monte Montgomery. He frequents SXSW, Summerfest, and the Montreal Jazz Fest. Doors open at 7 pm, with music from 8 pm to 10 pm and the Why Not Pizza food truck serving all night. This is a 21+ event.

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Living History Performance: Hop Sing from the Pendleton Underground Tour
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Hop Sing from the Pendleton Underground Tour

In the 1890s the transcontinental railroad was completed, and the U.S. no longer needed the thousands of Chinese workers who had helped build it. They had gone from providing a valuable service in the westward expansion to competing with “native sons” for jobs and depressing the wages. The climate in the U.S., never friendly to the Chinese, was becoming downright hostile. Crimes against Chinese people were not prosecuted. The Chinese Exclusion Act, signed into law by President Chester Arthur on May 6, 1882, and other laws like it, were promulgated, prohibiting Chinese immigrants from becoming citizens or owning land. It also blocked further immigration. Although widespread dislike for the Chinese persisted well after the Exclusion Act was enacted, some capitalists and entrepreneurs resisted their exclusion because the Chinese accepted lower wages.

Many Chinese settled in Pendleton and found manual labor around town. One Chinaman was Hop Sing, who opened a laundry and bathhouse down in the basement of a building. Hop Sing ran an advertisement in the Pendleton Tribune dated August 21, 1885. The ad read in part, “Hop Sing Laundry #17 Garden St., Oregon. Clothes washed & ironed, cheaper than cheapest. Satisfaction guaranteed.” He picked up laundry from Pendleton customers with a yoke, wrote on rice paper, used lye soap to clean the laundry, and wrapped the clean laundry in paper and twine to deliver back to his customers. Because Pendleton has a high water table, he had a fresh water well. He offered baths to cowboys and sheep herders, many in extreme need of a bath. The first bath was 10 cents, and each succeeding bath was 1 cent less, still using the original water. Hop Sing ran this business successfully for almost 40 years.

Hop Sing is part of the Pendleton Underground Comes Alive Tour and has been portrayed by City Council member Myron Huie for the last 13 years.

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Live Music: Marina & The Dreamboats
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Marina & The Dreamboats

Marina and the Dreamboats is the female-bassist-fronted soul band of your dreams! Award-winning vocalist, Marina Christopher, effortlessly navigates her crew of a band through funky originals, classic RnB, and fun takes on Top 40 tunes.

Marina is also an accomplished vocalist, earning a spot as a finalist in the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist contest and performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. She sings and writes in a style that seamlessly blends jazz and pop, and her voice is something all her own. 

Marina Christopher has developed into a multi-talented, highly in-demand artist on the Seattle jazz scene.
— Abe Beeson, a host on Seattle's 88.5 KNKX

Voted 'Emerging Artist of 2017' by readers of Earshot Jazz Magazine and she won second place at the '2018 Seattle-Kobe Female Vocalist Competition.'

Weather permitting, this show will be on the patio. No cover.

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Living History Performance: Ed Burlingame, Ditch Digger and Developer
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Ed Burlingame, Ditch Digger and Developer

In 1893, Burlingame arrived in Walla Walla to inspect the plans for an ambitious irrigation project and stayed to dig the ditch that bears his name today. The Burlingame Ditch turned more than 5,000 acres of sagebrush into productive farmland. More than one hundred years after its completion, the Burlingame Ditch still conveys water by gravity within its earthen banks.

Ed Burlingame is portrayed by Tom Williams.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Living History Performance: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, Fur Trade Legend
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, Fur Trade Legend

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was the son of Sacagawea, of Shoshone and French-Canadian heritage. At 7 months old, he accompanied Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific in 1805. When the expedition returned the following summer, he was toddling and quickly becoming the expedition’s pompous “little dancing boy,” in William Clark’s words.

After the expedition, Clark adopted Charbonneau and took him to St. Louis, where he was educated in the finest European tradition. At 18, he accompanied Prince Paul Wilhelm to Germany and spent six years enjoying the royal lifestyle and becoming fluent in four languages.

Back in the American West in 1919, Charbonneau became an explorer and guide, a fur trapper and trader, a military scout, and gold prospector. At one time, he served as mayor of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, in what’s now Oceanside, California.

Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau is portrayed by acclaimed first-person interpreter Garry Bush.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Living History Performance: Frenchtown Reunion
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Frenchtown Reunion

Frenchtown was located roughly between Touchet and College Place where French-Canadians, often with their Indian wives, settled after working for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Nez Perce, later known as Fort Walla Walla, a trading post established in 1818 at Wallula. The Frenchtown settlement began about 1823, and by the time the Whitmans arrived in 1836, numbered more than a dozen cabins.

In December of 1855, following the Walla Walla Treaty Council in June, the four-day Battle of Frenchtown, also called the Battle of Walla Walla, took place in the area. The fighting resulted in the killing of Walla Walla Chief Peopeomoxmox and an end to Indian control of the Walla Walla Valley. In 1876, the St. Rose of Lima Mission and cemetery were established on a portion of the battlefield nearby.

The ensemble will feature Hudson Bay Chief Trader William McBean, Sam Pambrun as Hudson Bay Factor Andrew Pambrun, Jeannot Poirot as Father J.B.A. Brouillet, Jean-Paul Grimaud as Louis Tellier and Tom Williams as Sam Black.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full-time, professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, CCR, and many other classic favorites. Tom's dynamic vocal, guitar, and uplifting original songs are influenced by the singer-songwriter, rock, pop, country, and British invasion genres. They are delivered in a live, acoustic setting.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Live Music: Gary Hemenway
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Gary Hemenway

Gary has written and arranged numerous vocal and instrumental pieces in every style from classical and film score, to gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. He has numerous recordings of his original compositions and arrangements. He frequently enjoys working with schools, colleges, choirs, and churches as a guest musician, clinician, director, and highly sought after accompanist. Currently he is the Studio Music Instructor of Jazz Piano and Jazz Choir at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Museum After Hours: Presenter Randall Melton, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Randall Melton, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Randall Melton, collection curator at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, will be giving a fascinating Museum After Hours presentation on Thursday, July 26.

Melton will share some images and objects from the upcoming Tamástslikt exhibit “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art,” and discuss the importance of sports in the tribal community. Sports have long been an important part of life in American Indian tribal communities. Lacrosse and surfing are attributed to indigenous peoples.

In modern times, Native athletes quickly gravitated to sports like baseball, basketball, football and rodeo, and many American Indians have excelled in modern sports. Competing in sports in tribal communities teaches cooperation, consensus, compromise and teamwork, all of which are pillars of indigenous societies. The exhibit, “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art,” features artwork, artifacts, history and discussions about sports and its role in tribal life. Some of the highlights from the exhibit include three medals and two Letterman certificates that were presented to Native American athlete and gold medalist Jim Thorpe between 1908 and 1912.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public.

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Living History Performance: Adventist Pioneers
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Adventist Pioneers

Caroline Maxson Wood came to the Walla Walla Valley by wagon train in 1859 with her husband, J. Franklin Wood, her parents, Stephen and Lois Maxson, and her three siblings. They settled in the Russell Creek area. Stephen Maxson later brought the first piano to the valley via Cape Horn for his daughter, who became a teacher in the Walla Walla schools and eventually a music teacher at Walla Walla College. Her husband served as superintendent of the Walla Walla school district and was one of the first Seventh-day Adventist evangelists in the area. Caroline Wood is portrayed by Gladys Wentland.

Augusta Moorehouse was a native of Wurtenberg, Germany, who emigrated to the U.S. at the age of nine. In 1861 she, her husband, and eight children came to the Walla Walla region as part of the Morgan wagon train, settling on Birch Creek. She was a pioneer Seventh-day Adventist settler in the Walla Walla Valley and was instrumental in founding the first Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater Adventist churches. Her son, Major Lee Moorehouse, was a famed photographer of the West, a Lt. Colonel in the Bannock War, and served as mayor of Pendleton and Indian Agent at the Umatilla Reservation. Augusta Moorehouse is portrayed by Cleo Forgey.

Ellen White is said to have experienced many visions. She will tell visitors about some of them and how they were accepted by the people back in her time. White was in the area for a camp meeting in 1879. Eight different miniatures will help illustrate the Seventh Day Adventist story and include a covered wagon representing the way Woods and Moorehouse arrived in the Walla Walla Valley, a store from that time period, the camp meeting scene, and the first Seventh-day Adventist church in the Northwest, which happens to be located in Walla Walla. Ellen White is portrayed by Sandra Ehrhardt.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past.

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Living History Performance: Nelson Blalock, Pioneer Physician
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Nelson Blalock, Pioneer Physician

Nelson G. Blalock was born in 1836. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1861 and worked as a surgeon during the Civil War. In 1873 he traveled by wagon from Illinois to Walla Walla, eventually becoming a family doctor here. In 53 years of practice he delivered 6,000 babies. He was involved in many other projects, including installing the first telephones in the state, establishing two large orchards, and pioneering arid land wheat farming.

Nelson Blalock is portrayed by Don Weaver.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past.

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