Susan Monahan will be at the old fort treating Museum visitors to a riveting talk on the early hotels of Walla Walla—the refined, rowdy, and risqué. Some of Walla Walla’s hotels had distinctive architecture, some survived disasters, and some housed “working” ladies. Visitors will be enchanted by the history of some of our town’s earliest hotels, their celebrated guests, their fascinating stories, and their role in Walla Walla’s history.

Susan Monahan is a retired teacher of Deaf Education and Instructional Technology. She moved to Walla Walla in 2009 and fell in love with the local history while researching her 100-year-old home. She is a board member and docent at Kirkman House Museum and writes articles on historic buildings for the Union-Bulletin.

This Museum After Hours presentation is sponsored by Walla Walla Electric.