Fort Walla Walla Museum has published two richly-illustrated historical books, Soldiers, Pioneers & Indian People (2007) and An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla (2011), each an important account that coincides with the development of the community and the area. Both received Washington Museum Association Publication Excellence awards. The Museum also assisted Walla Walla Frontier Days with a book celebrating 150 years of fair history in 2016.
An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla
The story of Fort Walla Walla from fur trade post to military establishment.
This exciting book on the history of Fort Walla Walla features images of rare artifacts and many archival photos. Through rich illustrations and engaging text, An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla tells the story of early fur trade forts and subsequent US military posts of the same name. The 64-page book also includes the full text of Captain F. H. Pope’s 1908 history of the Fort. Produced by the Museum, the book received the 2012 Washington Museum Association Award of Publication Excellence. The book is available at the Museum store for $18.95.
Soldiers, Pioneers & Indian People
Chronicle of a friendship between the pioneer Lloyd family and the area’s Indian people.
Soldiers, Pioneers & Indian People chronicles more than 80 years of friendship and respect between three generations of a pioneer family and their friends among the region’s Homeland Tribes. This 36-page full-color book is filled with images of dazzling artifacts and photographs from the Museum’s Lloyd Family Indian Artifact Collection. In 2008, this book received a Washington Museum Association Award of Publication Excellence. Copies may be purchased at the Museum Store for $14.95.
Walla Walla Frontier Days
150 Years of History in the Making
The Walla Walla Frontier Days can trace its roots back to 1866. In honor of the sesquicentennial, Walla Walla Frontier Days and Fort Walla Walla Museum collaborated to produce a 120-page pictorial history of the traditions, events, and people associated with the oldest fair in Washington state. The book features over 400 images, both old and new, of fair royalty, rodeos, parades, and more! In addition to the institutional collections of Walla Walla Frontier Days, Fort Walla Walla Museum and Whitman College and Northwest Archives, images were generously supplied by Fred Mitchel, Douglas Saturno, and Joe Drazan. Copies may be purchased at the Museum Store for $14.95.