Fort WW Museum hosts free open house, ice cream social on Sunday


Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, opens its doors 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday for an admission-free open house -- a day it dedicates to the community in thanks for all the support.

The day offers entertainment, two special Living History presentations and a classic car show. Visitors can take in the new exhibits, check the schedule for upcoming events and programs and enjoy the new entry hall and exhibit galleries. This year, the museum will combine the annual ice cream social with the open house, so that free admission comes with free ice cream, too.

Musical entertainment begins at noon with bluegrass tunes from Grandma & The Boys, and The Oregon Trail Band carries on with popular 19th century music at 1 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. the first Living History program begins. Ron Klicker portrays pioneer merchant, banker and railroad developer Dr. Dorsey S. Baker.

The Oregon Trail Band plays a second set from 2:30 - 3 p.m., and is followed by the second Living History performance featuring the last Hudson's Bay Company trader at Fort Walla Walla on the Columbia River, William McBean, who will be portrayed by Rich Monacelli.

Ice cream will be available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and the Walla Walla Historic Car Club show will be from noon-3 p.m.

For more information, call 525-7703.


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