Fort Walla Walla Museum to open Quilt Exhibit

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Fort Walla Walla Musuem

755 Myra Road, Walla Walla

Fort Walla Walla Musuem

WALLA WALLA — On Friday, Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, will open its Quilt Exhibit, which includes more than 20 quilts from the Museum’s textile collection.

Dresses and sewing machines from the similar era, 1860s to 1940s, will also be shown.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Frenchtown pioneer Louis Tellier will be portrayed by local educator Jean-Paul Grimaud.

French-Canadian Tellier and his family were among the earliest settlers of the Walla Walla Valley, arriving in 1834.

Tellier worked with the Hudson’s Bay Fur Company, prior to becoming a millwright for Dr. Marcus Whitman at his newly established mission.

Tellier will speak of the unrest between local Indians and the emigrants, and the subsequent Battle of Frenchtown, which is also known as the Battle of Walla Walla. This battle brought an end to Indian control of the Walla Walla Valley.

The Frenchtown Historic Site, roughly located between College Place and Touchet, came into existence in 2010, established by the Frenchtown Historical Foundation.

The interpretive park includes walking trails on some of the 27 acres of land where the fighting took place in 1855.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m daily. Along with the Living History performance, the Museum’s exhibits and displays are available for viewing.

Admission is free to members and children under 6; $3 for children ages 6-12; $6 for seniors (62+) and students; $7 for general admission. Call (509) 525-7703 or email programs@fortwallawallamuseum.org for further information.

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