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Kirkman House Museum

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Modified on 2009/08/20 18:09 by Timothy Lee Russell Categorized as Museum
Kirkman House Museum
214 N. Colville Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
kirkmanhousemuseum.org
509.529.4373


The Kirkman House Museum was originally a private residence built by William & Isabella Kirkman in the 1800s. By 1977 the home was in severe disrepair and in danger of being demolished. The Historical Architecture Development Corporation, a group of Walla Walla citizens determined to save historic homes and buildings of the community, purchased the Kirkman House.

The home has been restored and furnished in the Victorian-era style using many Kirkman family heirlooms and other exquisite period pieces; the Washington State Historic Preservation Trust honored the Kirkman House Museum with an award for Outstanding Work in Historic Preservation.

The museum utilizes its unique history to illustrate the distinct cultural heritage of the region through public tours and community programming. Visitors to the museum will experience the home with a privately guided tour tailored to visitors’ interests. During the summer months, the Kirkman House Museum hosts children’s workshops including instructional textiles classes, Beatrix Potter day, Victorian Tea Parties and much more. The Kirkman House also participates in Walla Walla’s First Friday ArtWalk with rotating exhibitions.
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