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Converging Histories Festival to Bring Past into Focus

Converging Histories Festival to Bring Past into Focus

Serena Runyan

November 7, 2013

The Kirkman House Museum is a Victorian Italian house that was built between 1876 and 1880, and it was the home to one of Walla Walla's most affluent families, the Kirkmans. The house was a boys' dormitory for Whitman College from 1924 to 1929, and it was later an apartment building for 50 years...

Take a Trip Back in Time

Karah Kemmerly

November 7, 2013

This week, The Pioneer took a look at Walla Walla history. First we chatted with the president of the Kirkman House Museum Board of Directors about the museum's upcoming Festival of Converging Histories, a celebration of Victorian history and steampunk aesthetics. Then we talked with a research team abo...

Exploring volunteer opportunities off the beaten path

Credit: Cade Beck

Molly Emmett

October 6, 2011

Although Whitman students are involved in many volunteer organizations every year, some groups receive more outside attention than others. There is no doubt that programs like Storytime and Habitat for Humanity are popular because of their direct appeal to young adults, but there are numerous other op...

Victorian Christmas lights up Kirkman House

Lea Negrin

December 1, 2009

Last weekend volunteers met to light up the Kirkman House Museum with traditional decorations for its annual Victorian Christmas Jubilee. "It's really a great way to get people thrilled about Christmas and is the kick off to the holiday season in Walla Walla," said Greer Buchanan, assistant direct...

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