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Pensive Victorian poet poetically coughs blood into handkerchief

Pensive Victorian poet poetically coughs blood into handkerchief

Elise Sanders, Saw A Salamander Once

October 3, 2019

Last Sunday, local pensive 19th century poet Loventry Poesworth-Byrontë found cause to celebrate when he was rushed to the clinic after he began coughing blood into his delicately embroidered, monogrammed lace handkerchief.  “I found him in an absolute fit!” recalled housekeeper Mrs. Carfax. “I was in...

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...

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