It’s that time again! Each August, the museum likes to celebrate summer with a good old-fashioned family event, games, Living History, and ice cream!
This year, we are bringing back the interactive Oregon Trail Game (inspired by the popular 1985 education video game)– Bring your team and survival skills to make it from Independence, Missouri, all the way to Fort Walla Walla. In this kid-friendly game, there will be calamities to overcome, fun activities to complete, and a photo opportunity at the end.
From packing your wagon with supplies to overcoming obstacles along the way (snakebite remedy, anyone?), kids and adults alike will have a lot of fun learning about travel on the Trail.
Judge William Langford will give a Living History performance at 2 pm. Born in Ohio in 1835 Langford later came to Oregon to study law. He was the last territorial justice of the Washington Territorial Supreme Court to serve in Walla Walla County, appointed by President Grover Cleveland on December 3, 1885. Judge Langford is portrayed by Don Schacht.