Dan Clark will be talking about Walla Walla 2020, a civic group that aims to envision, plan for, and undertake projects to help realize a livable community in the Walla Walla area now and for the future. The history component of the group’s work includes the Historic Sites and Markers Project, created to honor unmarked Walla Walla area historic sites by erecting interpretive signage and providing additional details about their significance through printed materials, public presentations, and online information. Their Historic Research and Plaque Project has produced historic property reports and plaques for historic buildings. An online database of the WW2020 research reports and an interactive map of locations can be found on the group's website, ww2020.net.
Dan Clark was born and raised in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school, he served as staff attorney and executive director of Solano County Neighborhood Legal Assistance Agency in Vallejo. In 1971 he returned to Walla Walla where he practiced law privately until his retirement in 2010. In addition to law practice, in 1978 he organized and administered the first general mediation project in Colorado and, in 1981, was a founder and first general secretary of Peace Brigades International, a human rights organization now headquartered in London. In addition, he has helped organize and lead a variety of community organizations in the Walla Walla area, including the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company.
Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public. The presentation will begin at 5 pm in the Museum's Entrance Building.