Located in Heritage Park, this colorful mural is composed of historic and contemporary photos from ethnic and cultural groups who lived in the Walla Walla Valley from 1850-1950. They are reproduced in porcelain enamel on steel panels and inlaid on the historic façade of Henry Osterman's 1902 Odd Fellows' Temple.
The Art Director and production artist is Walla Walla artist Jeanne McMenemy. The Research interns, including students from Whitman College and Walla Walla University have assisted with research and photo procurement. This project was made possible by many individual, local, regional, and national grantors. For a list of its sponsors click here. The panels were installed by the Walla Walla Foundry.
The "Windows on the Past" online tour is divided into three sections below: the left panel, center panel, and right panel. Each has its own "story map" slide show, with images on the left and information on the right. Click on each panel below to begin the tour:
Jeanne McMenemy, Art Direction and Digital Production
Jeana Garske, Director, ArtWalla
Rob Robinson, President, ArtWalla
Hans Matschukat, Photographer
WinsorFireform, Panel Production
Walla Walla Foundry, Installation
Mark A. Anderson
Major Funding Provided By:
Donald & Virginia Sherwood Trust
Washington State Arts Commission
The National Endowment for the Arts
Mary Garner Esary Trust
Opp & Seibold General Construction, Inc.
Walla Walla Electric
Walla Walla Foundry
George T. Welch Testamentary Trust
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
Blue Mountain Community Foundation
Walla Walla University