755 Myra Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Pioneer Settlement

Horse Era Agriculture

Military Exhibits

 

AGRICULTURE

EXHIBITS

AGRICULTURE

EXHIBITS

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum houses one of the nation’s largest collections of horse-era agricultural equipment, circa 1859-1930s. The collection illustrates the early days of farming in Walla Walla, a primary agriculture-producing region where wheat dominates and vegetables, cattle and sheep, orchards and vineyards, thrive.

In one hall, a 1920s harvest mural sets the scene for the impressive display of a 1919 Harris hillside wheat combine at work, complete with lifesize replicas of a team of 33 mules. The hundreds of other exhibits include a pre-combine stationary threshing outfit, an ox-shoeing stall made of hand-hewn timbers, a cigar-shaped water wagon, and a branding iron collection.

 

And at the nearby cook wagon, visitors can almost see the dust

hanging in the air, the intense heat rising from the old cookstove, enamel plates piled with thick biscuits, and the sweat-soaked, dirt-stained men lining up at the door.

 

Photos illustrate working parts of an 1886 steam engine (top left), a sheep wagon used on the summer range, detail from a combine, and one of the many archival images on display.

Phone (509) 525-7703

Email: info@fortwallawallamuseum.org

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