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Pioneer Settlement

Horse Era Agriculture

Military Exhibits


Current Trends in Textile Preservation

presented by

Laura Schulz, Collections Manager at Fort Walla Walla Museum



The second lecture in the Fort Walla Walla Museum's new series of talks, Museum After Hours, was presented by our own Collections Manager, Laura Schulz. It was an exciting opportunity when Ms. Schulz shared her knowledge about and the practical application of the methodologies employed in caring for collections of historic textiles. Ms. Schulz gave helpful tips for how people can preserve their own treasured family items at home in a similar vein to institutional procedure. The Heritage Dress Runway exhibition at the Museum was on display and discussed as well.


Laura Schulz is the Collections Manager for the Fort Walla Walla Museum. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Whitman College in 1997 and a M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University in 2001. Her background is in textiles including an internship in the Costume Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.


Laura has been involved in museum work for nearly 20 years. During this time she has helped produce hundreds of exhibits including ones for Fort Walla Walla Museum, Maxey Museum at Whitman College, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. She has co-authored two books Soldiers, Pioneers, & Indian People and An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla and has contributed to over 50 publications including both Walla Walla Valley Memories books produced by the Union-Bulletin.


Date of lecture: February 27th, 2014


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