On April 30, 1806, the Corps of Discovery "took leave of those honest people the Wallahwallahs," Meriwether Lewis noted in his diary. Other important moments of Western settlement in Walla Walla would follow. Protestant missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman briefly served along this stretch of the Oregon Trail. Five thousand Southern Plateau Indians attended treaty negotiations here in 1855. Although transcontinental rail lines would bypass this agricultural region, its wheat, asparagus and sweet onions are well-known. The Walla Walla Valley is now a designated American wine grape-growing region, distinguishable by its own specific geography and home to more than 100 wineries.
MAC 100 Stories: A Centennial Exhibition is told on the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture campus in Spokane's Browne's Addition, with additional highlights at 15 sites in Spokane and eastern Washington. The exhibit experience (February 22, 2014 - January 2016) weaves stories and programs about Inland Northwest people, places and events by capitalizing on the MAC's extraordinary collection. www.northwestmuseum.org
Spokane Historical presents 15 regional and city tours in partnership with the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and its 100 Stories exhibition.