LIVING HISTORY: WILLIAM MCBEAN AND THE STORY OF DAVID THOMPSON

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Name: LIVING HISTORY: WILLIAM MCBEAN AND THE STORY OF DAVID THOMPSON
Date: July 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
William McBean, Hudson’s Bay Company trader will tell the story of David Thompson, a famed British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker. McBean was born in Canada about 1807 and came to the Walla Walla region in 1846. He became chief factor in charge of the Hudson’s Bay Company fort at the time of the Whitman Massacre in 1847. He left Fort Walla Walla in 1855 during the Indian wars and later returned to the region with his Indian wife and children. McBean continued to reside in Walla Walla and was active in assisting various Catholic institutions until his death in 1892.
Location:
Fort Walla Walla Museum 755 Myra Road Walla Walla, WA 99362
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, July 21 at 2 pm
Contact Information:
5095257703
Fees/Admission:
$9 general, $8 seniors/students, $4 kids 6-12
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