Living History: Ed Burlingame, ditch digger and developer
Living History performances take place in the Museum’s pioneer village on Myra Road, weather permitting, otherwise in the Grand Hall. Visitors are encouraged to question re-enactors about their experiences and views, and visit the Museum’s many displays and historic buildings. In 1893, Burlingame arrived in Walla Walla to inspect the plans for an ambitious irrigation project and stayed to dig the ditch that bears his name today. The Burlingame Ditch turned more than 5,000 acres of sagebrush into productive farmland. More than one hundred years after its completion, the Burlingame Ditch still conveys water by gravity within its earthen banks. Ed Burlingame is portrayed by Tom Williams.
Living History: Ed Burlingame, ditch ...
Date and Time
Sunday Jun 4, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Sunday June 4th at 2pm
Fort Walla Walla Museum 755 NE Myra Rd Walla Walla, WA
The Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors/students, $5 children ages 6–12, and free for children under 6. Museum Members receive free admission all year long. Memberships start at just $35.