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By Dena Martin

Fort Walla Walla Museum kicks off Living History programs

Museum Open House is April 14


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Dick Phillips will portray his grandfather, Walla Walla park builder and poet, Charles Phillips, in the first in a series of Living History performances at the Fort Walla Walla Museum on Sunday.

WALLA WALLA-The Fort Walla Walla Museum will highlight the life of Washington florist, park-builder and poet Charles W. Phillips in a Living History presentation on Sun., April 7. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the museum's Pioneer Village, located at 755 Myra Road, Walla Walla.

Phillips came to Walla Walla in 1861, along with his family, at age 6. He will discuss his involvement with the conception of two major Walla Walla parks, The City and Dreamland parks (now Pioneer and Jefferson parks) which are still an integral part of the tapestry of the area.

Phillips will bring original docum...

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