Living History: Henry Villard, president of Northern Pacific Railway
Step back in time with a steam-powered living history performance at our museum. The reenactment embodies the legendary Henry Villard, a pioneering railroad financier. Prepare to be mesmerized as Villard brings to life the incredible tale of immense accomplishment - the building of investments required for construction of the first transcontinental railroad in the Northwest, known as the Northern Pacific Railroad. Listen in when Villard recounts the moment when his dream became a reality, linking East and West with steel tracks. Don't miss the chance to experience the thrill of Henry Villard's vision and immerse yourself in the captivating railroad history that shaped the Northwest. After the performance, visitors can explore our museum's historic locomotive exhibit about the The Blue Mountain, locomotive #4. This exhibit will leave you in awe as you bear witness to the magnificence of historic locomotives that powered the growth of our nation, transporting goods and people across vast distances. Henry Villard, as portrayed by retired Whitman College faculty member Clark Colahan.
Living History: Henry Villard, presid...
Date and Time
Sunday Sep 3, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Sunday, September 3 at 2pm
Fort Walla Walla Museum 755 NE Myra Rd Walla Walla, WA 99362
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.