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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
19
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

In addition, each winery will offer complimentary small bites to be enjoyed with their wines.

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket will afford you waived tasting fees at the participating wineries as well as give you club pricing on purchases at any of the tasting rooms.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, Kontos Cellars, Lagana Cellars, Lodmell Cellars, Maison Bleue Winery, Pambrun Winery, Seven Hills Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard, SuLei Cellars, Tero Estates, and Trust Cellars.

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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

In addition, each winery will offer complimentary small bites to be enjoyed with their wines.

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket will afford you waived tasting fees at the participating wineries as well as give you club pricing on purchases at any of the tasting rooms.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, Kontos Cellars, Lagana Cellars, Lodmell Cellars, Maison Bleue Winery, Pambrun Winery, Seven Hills Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard, SuLei Cellars, Tero Estates, and Trust Cellars.

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Living History: Nelson Blalock — Physician, Orchardist, and Public Servant
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Nelson Blalock — Physician, Orchardist, and Public Servant

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. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

In addition, each winery will offer complimentary small bites to be enjoyed with their wines.

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket will afford you waived tasting fees at the participating wineries as well as give you club pricing on purchases at any of the tasting rooms.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, Kontos Cellars, Lagana Cellars, Lodmell Cellars, Maison Bleue Winery, Pambrun Winery, Seven Hills Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard, SuLei Cellars, Tero Estates, and Trust Cellars.

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Living History: William McBean and the Story of David Thompson
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: William McBean and the Story of David Thompson

William McBean, Hudson’s Bay Company trader, will tell the story of David Thompson, a famed British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker.

McBean was born in Canada in about 1807 and came to the Walla Walla region in 1846. He became chief factor in charge of the Hudson’s Bay Company fort at the time of the Whitman Massacre in 1847. He left Fort Walla Walla in 1855 during the Indian wars and later returned to the region with his Indian wife and children. McBean continued to reside in Walla Walla and was active in assisting various Catholic institutions until his death in 1892.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Museum After Hours: John Potter’s Magic Lantern Slideshow
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: John Potter’s Magic Lantern Slideshow

John Potter is a retired computer programmer who has been collecting magic lantern slides for over 30 years. In this informative and entreating show he will share a variety of slides using a magic lantern, the earliest form of the slide projector, with a patent date of 1907. He will share information about the history of the magic lantern and discuss the equipment and different types of slides it can project.

The slide content will include many historic images of the Northwest, including Puyallup, Tacoma, Seattle, Walla Walla, and some images related to industry in Washington State. He will also share images of early advertising and political slides, coming attractions, and sing-alongs. Of special note are an array of mechanical slides that give the effect of movement, such as chromatropes (similar to a kaleidoscope) slip slides, and lever slides.

Audience participation is greatly encouraged, so enjoy the magic lantern show!

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 take place at 5:00 pm from March through October and at 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Live Music: Lindzey Autumn
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music: Lindzey Autumn

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Lindzey Autumn brings a soulful, smooth voice to heartfelt lyrics. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, her passion for music began in elementary school after joining a church choir. After moving from the Bay Area to Boise, Idaho when she was 13, she penned her first original song. Continuing to write several other original songs, she performed them often at local open mic nights during highschool.

Her musical influences over time include Alison Krauss, Sarah McLachlan, Jade Bird, and Halsey.

In May 2018, Lindzey recorded and co-produced her first album Headlights alongside Terry Zorich. Recently she has been focusing her attention on growing her audience, playing live at various venues throughout the northwest.

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Movie Night — Rebel Without a Cause
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night — Rebel Without a Cause

Tonight, Browne Family Vineyards will be showing Rebel without a Cause, starring James Dean and Natalie Woods, in which a rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Tickets are $10 for Wine Club Members or $15 for guests, and include a glass of wine, popcorn, and licorice.

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Comedy: Paula Poundstone
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s number one show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, and Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. She was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle, she’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character Paulette in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island, and voiced the character Forgetter Paula in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then seventy third year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Paula Poundstone was previously scheduled to perform in Walla Walla in February, but had to reschedule due to weather.

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Living History: Leatherworking Demonstration
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Leatherworking Demonstration

Come see a traditional leatherworking demonstration in front of the harness shop. Lee McKewen will be hand-stitching holsters using his stitching horse. He will be demonstrating various leatherworking techniques like hand-stitching, riveting, and cutting straps.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Comedy: Paula Poundstone
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s number one show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, and Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. She was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle, she’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character Paulette in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island, and voiced the character Forgetter Paula in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then seventy third year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Paula Poundstone was previously scheduled to perform in Walla Walla in February, but had to reschedule due to weather.

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Living History: William McBean, Hudson’s Bay Company Trader
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: William McBean, Hudson’s Bay Company Trader

William McBean was born in Canada in about 1807 and came to the Walla Walla region in 1846. He became chief factor in charge of the Hudson’s Bay Company fort at the time of the Whitman Massacre in 1847. He left Fort Walla Walla in 1855 during the Indian wars and later returned to the region with his Indian wife and children. McBean continued to reside in Walla Walla and was active in assisting various Catholic institutions until his death in 1892.

Several items owned by McBean, including a mule-ear chair and brand, are currently on display in the special exhibit Fantastic Finds: Treasures from the Archives.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Music: Eric Tessmer
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Eric Tessmer

Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, Texas. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences’ attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

Listen to Eric Tessmer here.

Doors open at 7 pm. The music starts at 8 pm. Fiasco Wood Fired Pizza truck will be there and of course you can get wine by the glass.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door (or $10 industry tickets at the door with winery business card while tickets last).

This event is 21+.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Music: Diego Romero
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Diego Romero

From Milton-Freewater, Oregon, comes a new and electrifying blues star — Diego Romero. In spite of having only been in the live music scene for a few years, Diego has played numerous clubs and festivals across the Northwest. With vocals and guitar work like Buddy Guy and BB King, he's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Live Music: Rogue Lobster
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Rogue Lobster

Together since 2013, Rogue Lobster has played over 200 shows and released three full-length albums of original music. Essentially bluegrass in their instrumentation, their style is a bit harder to pin down — ranging from traditional bluegrass to Americana and modern folk, with particular focus on three-part harmonies and instrumental leads. All four members compose and collaborate on their original material.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Live Theater: Cultivating the Queen
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Cultivating the Queen

Cultivating the Queen is an irreverent and comical examination of the female bawdy politic, in which a secret society investigates how Queen Elizabeth I was able to maintain power in a man's world. Drawing on text from Shakespeare's canon, this new play looks at the complications faced by women in power.

Cultivating the Queen is a new play in development, devised and directed by the Northwest Theater Project's founding member, Whitman College Professor of Theater Christopher Petit.

The Northwest Theater Project is a collective of theater artists working in the Northwest, committed to creating innovative and original theater, generating and promoting new dramatic material, and exploring individual and collective theatrical visions. The collective provides a network of artistic collaborators and functions as a producing organization for original work.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Live Music: Diego Romero
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Diego Romero

From Milton-Freewater, Oregon, comes a new and electrifying blues star — Diego Romero. In spite of having only been in the live music scene for a few years, Diego has played numerous clubs and festivals across the Northwest. With vocals and guitar work like Buddy Guy and BB King, he's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing returns to Gesa Power House Theatre with a new concert experience, featuring a full performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals and a second full set highlighting Pink Floyd's Roger Waters-era catalog.

Tracing its roots to a one-off performance 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, steeped in the Northwest's own rich musical heritage. 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's music 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.

Pigs on the Wing has long considered Animals to be their defining experience of Floyd (not to mention the band's namesake) — and perhaps the album best suited to their own high-energy take on Floyd's catalog. Animals is Pink Floyd at their heaviest and most epic, weaving complex progressive rock arrangements into a single conceptual vision unlike anything the band had done before. Fans can expect Pigs on the Wing to deliver a precise, hard-hitting, true-to-the-music performance of the classic 1977 Animals album melded seamlessly with Pigs on the Wing's trademark willingness to explore the improvisational side of Pink Floyd's music — and to let their own musical strengths guide the journey. In the spirit of Pink Floyd, Pigs on the Wing's "Animals 2019" tour features an immersive visual dimension including a spectacular redesigned light show and live projection mapping for a concert experience unlike any other.

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Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010 and taught bluegrass music to make a living. He now performs with some of his most dedicated students: Pau Barjau on banjo, Franco Martino on guitar, and Martin Bobrik on mandolin.

Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album Latingrass is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

In 2017, Che Apalache won first place in the category of Neo-Traditional Band at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia.

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Living History: Adventist Pioneers
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Adventist Pioneers

The first Adventist missionaries arrived in California in the late 1860s. The Adventist message spread to the Walla Walla Valley, with several converts living here by 1873. That same year, the first Adventist church was organized in the city. These Adventist pioneers will talk about their Walla Walla history and more.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Walla Walla Historical Auto Club Car Show
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Historical Auto Club Car Show

This year marks the Walla Walla Historical Auto Club’s 60th anniversary! To celebrate, they’re touring around Walla Walla and stopping at the museum for a special antique car show. Around twenty to twenty-five vehicles are expected to be on the grounds, so join the WaHac members to chat about their classic rides.

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Living History: Hen Lee, Businessman
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Hen Lee, Businessman

Hen Lee was born in China in 1819. During the political unrest of the 1850s, he immigrated from Canton province to the U.S. along with many other Chinese immigrants. In the 1860s, he was one of the first Chinese residents to settle in Walla Walla with his family. In 1861 he opened and ran a successful laundry business on Second Street.

Hen Lee is portrayed by Myron Huie.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Pop-Up Dinner with Andrae's Kitchen
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-Up Dinner with Andrae's Kitchen

Bringing back the Bopp! Andrae is taking the reins for another great wine-paired pop-up dinner. Seating is VERY limited on the patio, so lock in your tickets now.

A menu is in the works, but we have a few fun ideas that we are kicking around, including the return of our Fysalídes bubbles! The 2013 is finally ready!

  • Passed apps to start and the first taste of Fysalídes,

  • Something that tastes great with the Gossamer,

  • Merlot friendly course that will last great on a summer evening,

  • Something grilled and served with Alatus,

  • The Malbec... and then we will hit you over the head with a charred Argentinian style beef tenderloin,

  • And finally something sweet, because it's the right way to finish a great night.

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Third Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush — Film Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Third Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush — Film Festival

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The Third Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush celebrates the most intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. Once again, the festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos, and experimental films grouped in themed packages and will showcase more than 100 new shorts from Oscar®-winners, household names, rising stars and wunderkinds.

Movies will screen in hour-long blocks at Gesa Power House Theatre:

  • Friday, July 12, 6-10 pm;

  • Saturday, July 13, 11AM-5 pm and 7-10 pm;

  • Sunday, July, 14, 12-5 pm and 7-10 pm.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush. These “Challenge” films will be created by a pantheon of talents. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed in accordance with the wishes of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters and filmmakers.

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Live Music: Jill Cohn
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music: Jill Cohn

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Her soul-stirring voice in combination with lush arrangements, toe-tapping road songs, and heartstring-tugging ballads had the Los Feliz Journal ( based in Los Angeles, CA) naming her album a 2012 top-ten indie pick.

Her songs are beautifully crafted, sometimes bittersweet and sometimes hopeful, but ever easy and melodic with soulful and savvy lyrics
— Chicago Tribune

Songstress Jill Cohn returns in 2019 with a new release produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Malcolm Burn, who has credits with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, and is best known for his production on Red Dirt Girl by EmmyLou Harris. Cohn's songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, and the Counting Crows. Raised in a small town in Eastern Washington, Cohn started singing before she started talking, and music has always been an integral part of her journey. A full-time musician since 1999, Cohn has released eleven critically-acclaimed independent releases, has gained notoriety with her songs placed in popular TV shows, and continues making her live shows the centerpiece of her musical endeavors. In addition to being endorsed by Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings since 2001, she was a top five finalists in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened for many well-known artists including Jewel and Dave Matthews.

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D'Olivo Blind Bubbles Tasting and Class
Jul
10
6:45 PM18:45

D'Olivo Blind Bubbles Tasting and Class

Join D'Olivo Tasting Bar for a fun-filled evening of education and blind tasting, with food paired perfectly. Enjoy a variety of Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco, along with a few surprises to test your palate.

D’Olivo’s Vehrs expert Jeff Von Bargen will challenge your tasting knowledge and you can be the judge of what foods pair perfectly. Doors open at 6:45 pm and tasting starts at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $65.00 per person, they are limited, and they can be purchased at D'Olivo Tasting Bar, by calling (509) 529-7537, or here. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Price includes 6 tastings, small bites and glass along with special in-store discounts during the event.

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Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet — Royal Ballet
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet — Royal Ballet

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score and MacMillan's choreography capture the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.

Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This program has an approximate runtime of 3 hours, including two intermissions.

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Pioneer Kids Camp
Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

Pioneer Kids Camp

Let kids see, learn, and explore at the Museum this summer with the Pioneer Kids Camp! This fun and educational day camp features guided activity stations that allow children ages 9 through 11 to experience life the pioneer way.

Stations will include building a model covered wagon, mapmaking and orienteering, old-time musical instruments, tin punching, jute basket making, and more.

The cost of the camp is $30 ($25 for museum members). The fee includes lunch and an official souvenir. (Scholarships are available to allow all students to participate, call for details at 509-525-7703.) Pre-registration is required. Be sure to sign up early as limited space is available and spots fill up quickly!

Check-in opens at 8:30 am the morning of the camp date. The camp activities will begin at 9:00 am.

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Live Music: Heart by Heart
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Heart by Heart

Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier, bassist and drummer for the band Heart during the 1970s and early 1980s, are now touring as Heart By Heart. The band also features vocalist Somar Macek, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and guitarist Chad Quist. Heart By Heart presents a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the favorite Heart hits as well as deep album cuts that fans will love.

Fossen and Derosier are the powerful driving engine behind Heart’s classic hits like “Barracuda”, “Straight On”, “Crazy On You”, “Magic Man”, “Even It Up”, “Dog & Butterfly”, “Heartless”, “Kick It Out”, and more. First formed by Steve Fossen in 1969, Heart went on to release six top-ten albums and landed 20 hit singles on the Billboard top 40 chart. In recognition of their contributions to these iconic recordings, and to Heart’s first seven years of national and international touring, Fossen and Derosier were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the original Heart lineup in 2013.

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Live Music: Mulholland
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Mulholland

  • Kontos Cellars — Patio, weather permitting (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mulholland brings an unplugged fusion of pop and soul sounds with a touch of singer/songwriter to their listeners, blending vibrant harmony and laid back acoustics. The band is made up of three folks who all got their start at music while growing up in the church, playing rocking guitar shreds, or singing tearful, powerhouse ballads. These musicians understand how to deliver a story through song that’s sure to make your toe tap or your heart melt. Their collective influences range from artists like Etta James, Dion and the Belmonts and Roxette to John Mayer, Damien Rice and of course The Shop Singers extraordinaire.

Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase.

Sorry, no tastings during the event.

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Living History: William Kirkman — Cattleman and Community Leader
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: William Kirkman — Cattleman and Community Leader

William was an ambitious, diligent and resourceful man. He never let tragedy or setbacks keep him from his ultimate goal of prosperity. His saga begins in England and winds through Boston, San Francisco, Idaho, British Columbia, Australia, Hawaii, Seattle, and finally Walla Walla. Though he ultimately achieved his goals of a beautiful family and accumulating wealth and respect, it was a difficult road with many triumphs and misfortunes.

William Kirkman is portrayed by Kirkman House board member Rick Tuttle.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Living History: Sarah Stanfield Aldrich, Farmer’s Wife
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Sarah Stanfield Aldrich, Farmer’s Wife

Sarah Stanfield Aldrich was born on August 21, 1844, in Mahaska County, Iowa. In April 1862, she left Iowa with her parents and other family members on a wagon train bound for Walla Walla. She would eventually marry Milton Aldrich and reside at the family farm until her death on January 1, 1929.

She raised three children, two of whom attended Whitman College: Dora, who was in the second graduating class, and Fred, who went on to attend Boston College. On the adjacent farm lived Milton’s brother Newton Aldrich, with his wife, Ann, and their two children. On May 7, 1908, the body of Ann Aldrich was found near the headwaters of the Copper Creek around ten miles from her home.

In this Living History presentation, Sarah will recall her trip west on the Oregon Trail, and discuss the tragic murder of her sister-in-law and her son’s upcoming marriage.

Sarah Stanfield Aldrich is portrayed by Carolyn Priest.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Shady Lawn Rustic Vintage and Antique Show
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Shady Lawn Rustic Vintage and Antique Show

Multi-vendor outdoor show of rustic, vintage, and antique items. Free admission both days.

The possibilities are endless: fresh country style, fabric items, rustic, painted, and fine furniture, and immediately usable to needs some love. The finest fresh Walla Walla Valley finds. Think rare finds with a twist of rustic farmhouse chic. A little rusty or dusty but way cool decorative and design elements. Project worthy bits, pieces and materials, along with galvanized, chippy painted tools, farm items, wheels, farm chairs, barn wood, table legs, and more.

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Popcorn and Wine Tasting
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Popcorn and Wine Tasting

Join Barons Winery for a unique wine and food pairing experience. During Barons Popcorn and Wine tasting, you'll enjoy a sweet-savory-cheesy-spicy sampling of irresistible Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn favorites matched perfectly with five of Barons lush reds and crisp whites for an extraordinary taste treat.

$15 per pairing, refundable with $40 wine purchase or $10 for Wine Club Members, refundable with $40 wine purchase

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Museum After Hours: Bobbie Conner — Ancient Place Names in the Walla Walla Valley
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Bobbie Conner — Ancient Place Names in the Walla Walla Valley

Walawála, Walúula, Pášx̣apa: these ancient place names in the Walla Walla Valley tell the story of waterways, features, myths, and fruits of the land. In this Museum After Hours presentation by Roberta (Bobbie) Conner, director of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, come and try to wrap your head and tongue around a different perspective of the places you call home.

Tamástslikt (Tah-mahst-slickt) Cultural Institute is the 45,000 square foot tribally-owned museum on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, which opened in 1998. The Institute serves three goals: to accurately present the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla peoples’ history, to perpetuate knowledge of their history and culture, and to contribute to the Tribal economy.

Bobbie is Cayuse, Umatilla, and Nez Perce and is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla. She is a graduate of Pendleton High School, the University of Oregon, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She serves on the Eastern Oregon University and Oregon Historical Society Boards of Trustees and the Ecotrust and Oregon Community Foundation Boards of Directors.

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 at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Free Improvisation Workshop
Jun
27
2:45 PM14:45

Free Improvisation Workshop

The Missoula Children's Theatre will present a free improvisation workshop at the Little Theatre.

This workshop is offered to any youth in grades 3 through 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up in advance to guarantee your spot.

Participation and teamwork are emphasized as the students learn to act without a script. This workshop is geared to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced performers.

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Live Cinema: The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Director Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This screening of The Taming of the Shrew runs approximately 3 hours including an onscreen introduction and one intermission.

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Free Acting Workshop
Jun
26
2:45 PM14:45

Free Acting Workshop

The Missoula Children's Theatre will present a free acting workshop at the Little Theatre.

This workshop is offered to any youth in grades 3 through 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up in advance to guarantee your spot.

Participants will learn some basic tools of an actor's trade. Observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner. Students participate in fun exercises, learning how to apply the tools to both performance and everyday life.

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Explorers Kids Camp
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Explorers Kids Camp

Let kids see, learn, and explore at the museum this summer with the Explorers Kids Camp! This fun and educational day camp features guided activity stations that allow children ages 9 through 11 to experience life like the explorers of old.

Stations will include bird identification, building a model trading post, leaf press and bookmark, owl pellet exploration, nature scavenger hunt, and more.

The cost of the camp is $30 ($25 for Fort Walla Walla Museum members). The fee includes lunch and an official souvenir. Scholarships are available to allow all students to participate, call for details at 509-525-7703. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to sign up early as limited space is available and spots fill up quickly!

Check-in opens at 8:30 am. The camp activities will begin at 9:00 am.

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Jack and The Beanstalk by the Missoula Children's Theatre
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

Jack and The Beanstalk by the Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for 50-60 children, with a week of rehearsal schedules and workshops, culminating in three performances June 29, 2019.

The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the classics of children's theatre. This play is full of magic. From the first act, when the beanstalk grows up in full view of the audience, miracles begin to happen right before your eyes. Up in the giant's house, above the clouds, Jack is nearly caught in a breathtaking chase over the stage and escapes only with the help of the giant's wife. Then, as Jack climbs toward home, there is a beautiful and magnificent scene on the beanstalk, in which the man in the moon tests his courage. Jack proves his mettle by finding a way not only to rescue the giant's wife, but also to save his own mother. When he finally chops down the beanstalk—with the giant on it—the audience is jubilant.

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Living History: Joseph Meek — Trapper, Law Official, and Politician
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Joseph Meek — Trapper, Law Official, and Politician

Mountain men were among of the earliest Euro-Americans to settle in the Northwest. Following in the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark expedition, these men were the toughest of the tough. Trapping beaver and trading with Indian people in a pristine wilderness, they opened the West for many more to follow.

Mountain man Joe Meek first entered the Oregon Country in 1829 along with William Craig and Robert Newell. He met Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at the 1836 fur trapper’s rendezvous on their way to Walla Walla, and was greatly attracted to Narcissa. As the fur trapping waned in the 1840s, Meek, Newell, and Craig transported wagons left behind by the Whitmans at Fort Hall (near what is now Pocatello, Idaho) to the mission at Waiilatpu, west of Walla Walla. These were the first wagons ever to cross the Blue Mountains.

Meek went on to settle in the Willamette Valley but left his daughter, Helen Mar, with the Whitmans. When he returned to the Whitman Mission after the incident of 1847, he found his daughter had died of illness while a captive among the Cayuse people. Meek then made his famous winter ride to Washington, D.C., to plead for U.S. troops and a government presence in Oregon. As a result, he was appointed U.S. Marshal for the new Oregon Territory, which included the current states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as parts of Montana and Wyoming.

Joe Meek is portrayed by Harris Gwinn.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Wine Alley Passport
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Alley Passport

Armstrong Family Wines, Barons, Goose Ridge and SuLei are all teaming up together for the Wine Alley Passport. Pick up your passport in any of the four tasting rooms and be entered to win one of several prizes after you visit all four. Each tasting room is offering $5 tastings and Why Not Pizza will be available for purchase.

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Living History: Sam Black, Hudson’s Bay Company Clerk
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Sam Black, Hudson’s Bay Company Clerk

Sam Black was the master of Fort Nez Perce at the mouth of the Walla Walla River from 1825 to 1830. He was 46 years old when he assumed charge of the Walla Walla post. He first came to North America from Scotland around 1810 and eventually went to work for the North West Company.

When the Hudson’s Bay and North West Companies merged in 1821, changing the post’s name to Fort Walla Walla, Black was not immediately rehired. He was eventually brought back on as a clerk. Because of him, we have a “vocabulary” of the Cayuse language that was the beginning of all later efforts to revive an extinct language; historians and anthropologists also gleaned other cultural and ethnographic information about regional Indian people from Black’s writings.

Sam Black is portrayed by Tom Williams.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Roller Derby: Pride and Penalties
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Roller Derby: Pride and Penalties

Roller derby action returns as the home team Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls face off against the Idaho Rebel Rollers. A portion of proceeds from the event will be dedicated to Triple Point, the Children's Home Society program for LGBTQ youth & allies.

Halftime entertainment will be a performance by a local drag queen.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Bout starts at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and kids 10 and younger get in free. Tickets are available here, at Book & Game, Western Paladin Games, the YMCA, or through skaters.

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Fort Walla Walla Days
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Fort Walla Walla Days

  • Fort Walla Walla Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s that time again! Fort Walla Walla Days includes a number of historic reenactors who will be occupying encampments around the Museum grounds. Visitors will meet fur traders; Spanish-American War, Civil War, and Buffalo soldiers; old west cowboys; gold-rush miners; Lewis and Clark-era explorers; and early Walla Walla pioneers. There will even be a 19th-century chuck wagon on display! The forge in the blacksmith shop will again be set alight by two working smiths.

Living History performers will be making their homes in the Pioneer Village. Outside the Union Schoolhouse a pioneer schoolteacher will be sharing early lessons and pioneer games with children and parents. The Daughters of the Pioneers will open up the Pioneer Cabin for guests to walk through and explore.

William McBean, the chief trader at the fur trade Fort Walla Walla, will bring some of his goods for bartering. Visitors can also see some items owned by McBean in the special exhibit, Fantastic Finds: Treasures from the archives.

Also on site will be Harris the harness maker, who will be giving leatherworking demos at the harness shop. David Douglas, the famed British wilderness botanist, will be at his tent with a number of local plant samples. Matilda Sager Delany, a survivor of the killings at Waiilatpu, will be giving a presentation about her life. On Sunday there will be dancing with E.B. Whitman, Walla Walla’s first mayor, and his wife, Maria.

Visit our pop-up photo booth with old-fashioned props and clothing and use your own smartphone to take a picture and make instant memories! Kids can participate in pioneer games and hands-on activities. There will be food available to purchase. It will be a great start to the museum’s summer activity schedule.

Admission is free to members and children under 6, $4 for children ages 6-12, $8 for seniors 62 and older and students, and $9 general admission. A schedule of events will be posted on the museum's website closer to the event date.

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Live Music: Jobe Woosley & Co.
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Live Music: Jobe Woosley & Co.

Jobe Woosley & Co. is a folk-Americana band from Eugene, Oregon, taking their show on the road throughout the Pacific Northwest! While touring through Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, Jobe Woosley & Co. will be making a pit stop right here in Walla Walla to play at Kontos Cellars. Their music ranges from passionate music coming from heartfelt songs that truly hit close to home, to high energy songs that make you want to get up, dance, and sing along!

Jobe has dedicated his life to his songwriting craft, playing in groups of all different genres while still keeping focus on his own personal music. The band finished recording their second album and are excited to be sharing it with you.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

No cover.

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