Fort Walla Walla Museum plans 19th century party

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WALLA WALLA -- "A 19th Century Party" is the final Living History presentation of the season at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. The presentation is 2 p.m. Sunday.

The portrayal brings together 30 members of the The Living History Company to reminisce about issues the region faced in the community's earliest times.

They represent a selection of the explorers and soldiers, Hudson's Bay Company factors and traders, politicians and sheriffs, preachers and teachers, firefighters and nurserymen, farmers and ranchers, progressive women and bordello habitu?©s.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the performers and enjoy the heritage of the region.

The Museum's annual heritage quilt show and Northwest Sisters in Art exhibits will close at the regular visitation season on Oct. 31. A new special exhibit, "An Olde-Fashioned Christmas," featuring early 20th century Christmas postcards as well as toys and a horse-drawn sleigh, will premier Nov. 11. The work of Dayton artist Steve Henderson will be displayed in the Grand Hall starting Nov. 7.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, April through Oct. 31. Extended season hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving, through Dec. 23.

Admission is free to members and children under 6, enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Inwai Circle members of Tam?°stslikt Cultural Institute and active-duty military personnel through the Blue Star Museum program; $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 $27. 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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