MUSEUM AFTER HOURS: PRESENTER GARY LENTZ

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Name: MUSEUM AFTER HOURS: PRESENTER GARY LENTZ
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Event Description:
If you have lived in Walla Walla for any length of time, you have heard the distant horn of diesel locomotives as they go about their switching chores. The sound usually echoes off the buildings and greets the early risers. But…did you know that engines have been making that sound with whistles, horns, and bells for the past 143 years? The stretch of railroad from Walla Walla to Wallula is the oldest point-to-point rail operation in the State of Washington. In this Museum After Hours presentation Gary Lentz portrays William Tye, a conductor on the Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad, who offers a visual presentation on the history of the railroad from a railroad employee’s point of view. The talk will discuss the people who built their dreams, cleared the right-of-way, laid the track, and operated the engines and trains that helped build Walla Walla into the town it is today. Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public. Please note that due to the Museum's winter hours, the presentation will begin at 4 pm.
Location:
Fort Walla Walla Museum 755 Myra Road, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, December 13 at 4 pm
Contact Information:
Phone: 509.525.7703 Email: info@fwwm.org
Fees/Admission:
Free
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