Living History: Fred Stine, blacksmith and builder
A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. Fred Stine represents one of Walla Walla's best “rags to riches” stories. He arrived in Walla Walla in 1862 with no more than the clothes on his back and 75 cents in his pocket, but he eventually built the largest brick hotel in the Washington Territory. After Stine’s arrival, he quickly went about earning the trust of local residents who lent him sufficient funds to set up a lucrative blacksmith shop serving the needs of miners making their way to Idaho’s goldfields, pioneers from the Oregon Trail, and the military at Fort Walla Walla. With the fortune he made, Stine not only retired his debts in a few short months but soon amassed enough to construct the Stine House in 1872, the largest brick hotel in the region. Fred Stine is portrayed by Touchet agribusinessman Charles Saranto.
Date and Time
Sunday May 28, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Sunday May 28 at 2pm
Fort Walla Walla Museum 755 NE Myra Rd Walla Walla, WA
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.
You can find our calendar with upcoming events at fwwm.org/all-events. For more details, call 509-525-7703 or visit fwwm.org