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.
National Park Service Ranger Stephanie Martin will be talking about local life in 1845. She will compare and contrast the importance of food, money, and religion in the lives of the Whitmans, the Metis at Frenchtown, and the Cayuse people.
Randall Melton, Collection Curator at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, will be speaking about the foundation and growth of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, their current plans to update displays and about the growth in economy and influence of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla while reflecting on the effects of historic trauma.
He will also talk about TCI's current temporary exhibit Celilo: Progress vs. Protest, which explores the myriad impacts of the placement of the Dalles Dam and the flooding of Celilo Falls.
Tamástslikt is in an incredibly poignant position to provide another voice and perspective to history and today’s world in general, and we hope you can join us for this presentation and discussion.
Susan Monahan will be giving a talk entitled "Early Hotels of Walla Walla: Refined, Rowdy and Risqué."
Susan is a retired teacher of Deaf Education and Instructional Technology. She moved here in 2009 and while researching her 100-year-old house she fell in love with Walla Walla’s history. She is a board member and docent at Kirkman House Museum and writes articles on historic buildings for the Union-Bulletin.
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.
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!