Living History Co. to assemble for community party Sunday

Antique dresses on exhibit at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

Antique dresses on exhibit at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

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WALLA WALLA — “A 19th Century Party! Looking Forward from the Past” will be played by the full Living History Company, 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.

Perspective is a significant reason behind the study of history and the existence of museums. Knowing what the past gave to the present and how people of the past dealt with problems is critical to making informed decisions about the future.

As the Walla Walla region grows and changes, knowing where we came from provides us with the perspective to choose well regarding our own tomorrows.

The Living History Company represents a wide selection of the soldiers, pioneers and Indian people who built a community in the area we call home.

From the days of the fur trade into the mid-20th century, the Company includes Hudson’s Bay Company factors and traders, politicians and sheriffs, preachers and teachers, firemen and nurserymen, farmers and ranchers, progressive women and a bordello Madame.

This is the final performance of the season for the Living History Company for the year.

Performances are in the pioneer settlement at the Museum. Visitors are encouraged to question the Living History re-enactors about their lives and times.

The Museum is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April-October; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1-Dec. 23; and weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan.-March.

Admission is free to Fort Walla Walla Museum members, eligible service personnel & their families through the Blue Star Museums program, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute’s Inwai Circle cardholders, enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and all children under 6; $3 for children 6-12; $6 for seniors (62+) and students; and $7 for adults.

For more information, contact Fort Walla Walla Museum at 509-525-7703, or email info@fortwallawallamuseum.org.

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