Museum's new program manager exhibits aptitude for curation


Fort Walla Walla Museum is saying goodbye to longtime volunteer, staff member and Program Manager Anne Stotler.

After eight years with the museum, Stotler will retire this month. Abigail Scholar will step into the position as her successor.

Scholar, who moved to the community in 2011 from New York, has a master’s in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art in London. She has worked with institutions nationally and internationally, including, most recently, the New Museum in New York, according to an announcement.

“Anne has been an invaluable asset to the museum for many years and although we are sad to see her go we are pleased to announce the appointment of Abigail Scholar as our new program manager,” said the museum’s executive director, James Payne, in a release. “With Abigail’s enthusiasm and years of experience we look forward to welcoming her on board and to the years ahead.”

The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through March 31. After that it will be open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through the end of October, when seasonal hours will be applied. 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 for general admission. For more information, call 525-7703, email or visit


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