Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018!

The 2018 St. Jean-Baptiste Day Celebration will be held at the Frenchtown Historic Site (8364 W. Old Highway 12, two miles west of the Whitman Mission) on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

St. Jean-Baptiste Day is the national holiday of Québec, a celebration of French-Canadian culture held on the birthday of Quebec’s patron saint, Jean Baptiste (John the Baptist). This year’s event will feature a historic tour of old Walla Walla led by local historian Sam Pambrun, tours of the St. Rose of Lima cemetery (1876) and the Prince’s cabin (1834), displays by the Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, wood-working demonstrations, French-Canadian music, artifacts of the fur trade era, a mining history display, and Living History players.

10:00 AM: Tour bus leaves the Frenchtown Site for a tour of early Walla Walla. Reserve your free ticket at https://tinyurl.com/SJB2018.

12:00 PM: Free potato bar lunch at the Frenchtown Site.

1-3:30: Tours, demonstrations, and events at the Frenchtown Site.

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