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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
Whitman news since 1896

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Illustration by Paloma Link.

Fort Walla Walla Museum uses April Fool’s scavenger hunt to create excitement around learning

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

Although April Fool’s Day has come and gone, the Fort Walla Walla Museum will be celebrating all month long. However, they won’t be pranking the visitors in the traditional way. Instead, the...

Collected Life of Ikune Sawada ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer February 2, 2017

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however,...

Photo by Chaoyu Li

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Isabel Mills September 26, 2013
Meet Gerry Matthews, the colorful owner of the free downtown Museum of Unnatural History.
Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez February 21, 2013
Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the “Christian General” because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander in the Western Theater. While in Washington, he supervised operations at Fort Walla Walla as Commander, District of Columbia.
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