Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis & Clark

Even in the colder months, there’s plenty going on at the Fort Walla Walla Museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

A traveling exhibit, “Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark,” will be on display from Dec. 15 through Jan. 22. Learn how the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s findings transformed Euro-American understandings of North America in the early 1800s. The exhibit investigates methods used by the explorers to gather and process that information, including preexisting maps, navigational scientific equipment (cutting-edge for its time), and intelligence gained from Native Americans they interacted with.

And don’t miss out on a special free holiday event — photos with Pioneer Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17. From noon to 4 p.m., kids can meet Pioneer Santa for pictures and holiday stories at the museum. There will be a crafts table and refreshments available. And the museum store will be offering complimentary gift wrapping.

Fort Walla Walla Museum is located at 755 NE Myra Road in Walla Walla. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $4 for children ages 6-12. Kids under 6 are admitted free.

For more information, visit fwwm.org or call (509) 525-7703.