Fort Walla Walla

The Fort Walla Walla Museum Walla Walla Valley Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, traces its lineage to 1886 with the forming of the Walla Walla Valley Pioneer Historical Society. The Museum opened to the public at its current location in Fort Walla Walla Park in 1968.
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Pioneer Park

Completed in 1909, Pioneer Park is Walla Walla’s most historic park. It sits on 58 acres and features play equipment and sheltered picnic tables, a gazebo, a rose garden, and sports areas (including baseball and soccer fields, volleyball areas, tennis courts, and biking and walking trails).  Two large duck ponds and an aviary make this park a popular spot for animal-lovers, who come to feed the park’s many ducks and birds.


Whitman Mission

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located just west of Walla Walla, Washington, at the site of the former Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu. On November 29, 1847, Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, and 11 others were slain by Native Americans of the Cayuse. The site commemorates the Whitmans, the role they played in establishing the Oregon Trail, and the challenges encountered when two cultures meet.


Around Historical Walla Walla

Marcus Whitman Statue
  - Main & Palouse
Kirkman House
  - North Colville St.

The Kirkman House is an authentic example of the luxurious 1880s, a period of extensive growth for Walla Walla in downtown business buildings and in fine homes. The Kirkman house is one of the Northwest’s most outstanding Victorian structures. It was built by William Kirkman, who left Bolton, England, in the middle of the 19th century and made money in cattle in the West. The family moved into the home in 1880, and it was home to three generations of Kirkmans before the family gave it to Whitman College in 1919.

116th WSSDAR State Conference - April 27-30th in Spokane, WA (2017)

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8 of the 9 Attending Members
Our chapter received the Trekker Award
presented by the National Society
for increasing our membership.

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Sarita McCaw (center)
  Receiving Recognition Award
(l) Julie Pittman, Washington State Regent
(r) Jacqueline Riddell, State Chairman for American History
Chris Crowder
Presenting Media Award to
Dan Kleckner
Pat Wright
Sharing with Convention
2018 Walla Walla DAR Members