Fort Walla Walla Museum seeks volunteers

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Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, seeks volunteers for its 43rd season at Fort Walla Walla Park.

There is a need for gift store clerks, tour docents, building attendants, office help, gardeners, data entry and golf cart drivers. New programs this year require additional people.

The museum plans a new "Tales o' the Trail" children's reading circle, in which volunteers will read aloud books of regional historic interest to kids ages 4-9. These readers will participate for about 30 minutes on the second and fourth Sundays during each month of the Museum's visitation season.

Another new program is the "Blooming Artists" series, which will host the work of regional high school artists on successive weekends from April 24 through May 31. Each school will display current western-themed art by its students in a juried show. The students themselves will serve as exhibit attendants on the weekends their work is displayed. The museum seeks qualified individuals to serve as judges for each school's show.

The Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company is looking for more participants. There is a wealth of 19th century individuals who currently go unrepresented, including roles for men, women and children.

Musicians interested in playing 19th century popular music with the museum's own Oregon Trail Band are also encouraged to volunteer.

A Living History season organization meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m on Sunday. Those interested in portraying a real character from Walla Walla's past are encouraged to attend.

A general meeting for new and returning volunteers is slated for 10 a.m. March 24, in the Grand Hall of the new Entrance Building.

For more information, call 525-7703 or visit fortwallawallamuseum.org.

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