Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month. We provide a space for community congregation, discussion, and debate. The event touches on topics ranging from regional culture and history to the roles and responsibilities of museums within our community. The talks will take place in the Entrance Building at 5:00pm from March through October and 4:00pm from November through February.
Lyman Persico, Assistant Professor of Geomorphology at Whitman College, will be giving a talk about the geologic history of one of our national treasures--Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone means many things to many people. Towering geysers, bison, super volcanoes, waterfalls, and wolves are all images that are conjured when thinking about Yellowstone. But what really is Yellowstone and what makes it special? In this presentation, Lyman Persico will describe the unique geologic circumstances that have set the stage for Yellowstone and discuss how the geology, biology, and climate of Yellowstone are intimately connected. Finally, he will end with a discussion of what climate change means for the world’s first National Park.
This discussion is free and open to the public.
FWWM’s Heritage Research Services Division has been conducting a variety of compliance archaeology projects in and out of Walla Walla for the past year. This talk will highlight the work the division has been doing and present some results.
James Payne, Executive Director of Fort Walla Walla Museum, recounts amazing stories of collections and acquisitions.
Laura Schulz, Collections Manager at Fort Walla Walla Museum, shares her many years of experience working with objects and artifacts in the Museum collection.
Are you interested in sponsoring this program? Contact the Museum to find out how!