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Living History and Historical Auto Club Car Show this weekend

 


WALLA WALLA-A Chinese businessmen and Adventist pioneers will be the subject of Living History presentations at the Fort Walla Walla Museum this weekend, with a Historical Auto Club Car Show taking place on Sunday.

Living History

On Sat., July 13, at 2 p.m., Myron Huie will portray Hen Lee who was was born in China in 1819. During the political unrest of the 1850s, he immigrated from Canton province to the U.S. along with many others. By the 1860s he was one of the first Chinese residents to settle in Walla Walla with his family. In 1861 he opened and ran a successful laundry business on Second Street.

At 2 p.m. on Sun., an ensemble performance of new and returning reenactors will portray the first Adventist missionaries, who arrived in California in the late 1860s. The Adventist message spread to the Walla Walla Valley, with several converts living here by 1873. That same year, the first Adventist church was organized in the city. These Adventist pioneers will talk about their Walla Walla history and more.


Historical Auto Club Car show

This year marks the Walla Walla Historical Auto Club's 60th anniversary. To celebrate, club members will be touring around Walla Walla and stopping at museum for a special antique car show. Around 20-25 vehicles will be on the grounds from 12-3 p.m., with WaHac members who love to chat about their classic rides.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to members and children under 6, $4 for children ages 6-12, $8 for seniors 62 and older and students, and $9 general admission. For more details, call 509-525-7703 or see fwwm.org.

 

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