Fort Walla Walla Museum has space for archaeological research, artifact processing, and analysis. The Laboratory has the equipment needed to perform most archaeological investigations, and an unparalleled research library for the identification and dating of historic artifacts. The laboratory currently houses two comparative collections, faunal remains and 19th century ceramics.
The Museum's collection repository has over 55,000 square feet available to house its entire collection of more than 50,000 cataloged artifacts including historical objects, textiles, photographs & archives.
Walla Walla Valley Archives and Historical Library
Over its 40 years of existence, the museum has assembled an archive of Walla Walla Valley maps, documents, photographs, and oral histories making it possible to conduct historical property assessments.
Roderick F. and Linda Sprague Research Library and Archives
The Roderick and Linda F. Research Library contributes to the Fort Walla Walla Museum's mission to discover, preserve, and share Walla Walla regional heritage with regional and national research related to its core 2,300 holdings, including development of historical archaeology; trade beads; and Plateau archaeology, history, and ethnography.
Museum Exhibit Space
The museum has over 20,000 square feet of exhibit space for interpreting the region’s agricultural, fur trade, and military history. Twenty percent of the display space is dedicated to interpret the history of Fort Walla Walla, the longest occupied frontier fort in Washington. Substantial space is available for temporary exhibits have been used to disseminate the findings of work performed by the Heritage Services Department.