City of Pullman
HISTORIC PRESERVATION FORUM
7:00-9:00 p.m., April 18, 2013
Hecht Meeting Room, Neill Public Library
The city of Pullman recently initiated an historic preservation program for the community, and the city’s Historic Preservation Commission is working to get the word out to area residents and business owners about opportunities available to safeguard our local heritage. To assist with this effort, the Commission has scheduled a public forum for Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hecht Meeting Room of Neill Public Library. This event will feature speakers from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pullman Planning Department, and the Pullman Historic Preservation Commission. These parties will present information regarding Washington Trust activities, the Washington State Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative, Pullman’s Certified Local Government program for historic preservation, renovation of the Old Post Office Building (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), and formation and maintenance of Pullman’s College Hill Historic District (also listed on the National Register). Anyone with an interest in these topics is invited to attend the forum. Refreshments will be served, too. We hope to see you there!
Whitman County Historical Society
Spring Tour 2013
Hanford ‘B’ Reactor, Hanford Gravity Wave Observatory, Transient Glacial Lake Lewis, Three Rivers Estate Winery, Wine Tasting in Walla Walla.
We depart from the Wheatland Excursions Lot on the Pullman/Moscow highway AT 7:45 AM SHARP on May 16th. Our route takes us west to the rest stop at Hatton Coulee at the intersection with U. S. 395. From there on until we reach Walla Walla the next day, we are in lands sculpted by Ice Age Flood Waters. Traveling south to Richland, we pick up our box lunches and arrive at the Hanford B reactor tour center. We enjoy an introductory program there and our guide joins us as we proceed over the bed of Transient Glacial Lake Lewis to the site of the reactor. Once inside the reactor, the formal program lasts about 45 minutes, then guests have the opportunity to explore the entire facility and ask questions of the staff. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING CAMERAS AND TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANYTHING THAT YOU FIND INTERESTING.
About 3:00 PM we will depart for the Hanford Gravity Wave Observatory for a presentation and tour of the LIGO facility lasting about one hour and 45 minutes. Following these mind expanding experiences, we will be glad to check in to our motel rooms between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. Ther are several restaurants nearby for dinner on your own, however, we have reserved the banquet room at the Applebees Restaurant next door where up to 35 tour members may dine together and visit about the days activities.
The motel provides a breakfast including waffles, boiled eggs, cinnamon rolls, fruit, cereal, etc. We will re-board our bus and depart by 9:00 AM, traveling along the Columbia River toward Wallula Gap, the constriction that temporarily trapped the glacial flood waters. We turn back west and travel upstream along the Walla Walla River, reaching Three Rivers Estate Winery about 10:00. Their staff will lead our group on a short tour of the winery. Some may wish to sample their wines ($5 tasting fee that qualifies you for a 15% discount on wine purchases), others may want to shop, meanwhile, hitting golf balls may be the right pastime for others. After about an hour, we will leave for downtown Walla Walla where 20+ wineries, shopping, and lunch restaurants await. By 3:00 PM, with bottles or cases of wine or other purchases, we will start our return to Pullman, scheduled to arrive there before 6:00 PM.
The trip is confirmed to go! See you on May 16.
41st Annual Ice Cream Social
Perkins House – Colfax
June 30, 2013