Fort Walla Walla Days celebration just around the bend

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Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, will host its annual Fort Walla Walla Days celebration June 12-13.

The event commemorates the region's military history and cultural heritage of American Indians. Scores of historical re-enactors will portray military encampments from throughout the 1800s and World War I. Tribal representatives share their story, too. Inside the museum's new Entry Hall, visitors can explore the major new exhibit, "Through War and Peace: American Military and the People of the Homeland Tribes."

The museum will debut a new special horse regalia exhibit in the Entry Hall on June 10 with its partners from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts on The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Along with several completely regaled life-size horse replicas, a number of modern era prints will also be displayed. The museum entered into a reciprocal agreement in 2007 with Tam?°stslikt Cultural Center and the Confederated Umatilla Tribes permitting admission-free access to both museums by all three organization's registered members.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to members and children under 6, $3 for children ages 6-12, $6 for seniors 62 and older and students, and $7 general admission. Membership includes free admission to more than 40 Living History performances and other benefits, beginning at $25. For more information, contact Fort Walla Walla Museum at 509-525-7703 or e-mail info@fortwallawallamuseum.org. Online see fortwallawallamuseum.org.

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