Museum-goers will have a chance to meet Shannon Buchal, the new collections manager of Fort Walla Walla Museum! In this Museum After Hours presentation, Shannon will talk about fakes, forgeries, and replicas from a museum perspective. She will explore some famous forgeries displayed in museums and discuss the use of replicas and reproductions in museum work, including some standing in for actual artifacts at the old fort. In addition, she will look at how the outstanding stories behind some of these counterfeit items make them notable artifacts worthy of display.
Note that this presentation will begin at 5 pm in the museum’s entrance building.