Colter to be portrayed at Fort WW Museum


Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, presents the first Living History performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the Museum's Grand Hall.

John Colter, one of the "nine young Kentuckians" recruited by Captain William Clark in 1804 for the Corps of Northwest Discovery expedition, will be portrayed by Paul Franzmann, Fort Walla Walla Museum's communications manager. Colter made much of the return journey with the expedition, but with permission to leave he headed back toward the mountains. A campground along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park is named Colter Bay after him.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1 through Dec. 23. 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, beginning at $25, includes free admission to more than 40 Living History performances and other benefits. For more information, call 509-525-7703 or email Online see


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