Mission Day

  • Walla Walla Community College Main Parking Lot 500 North Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States

When was the last time you visited Mission, Oregon and really took it in? This adventure will take you on the scenic route down the beautiful Cayuse Grade through the community of Cayuse on the Umatilla River then west towards Mission.

Our first stop will be at the base of the Blue Mountains, the site of the historic St. Andrew's Mission schoolhouse that now houses Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts. This nonprofit organization provides artistic opportunities for Native Americans through printmaking, weaving, bead working, and regalia making. 

From there, we'll head to the Tribal Native Plant Nursery. Here, locally adapted plants are grown for use in habitat restoration and mitigation projects of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, nativescaping and xeriscaping. Native plants are available for sale.

We'll next go to Pendleton for lunch at the Sundown Grill, formerly Raphael's . Look forward to a terrific meal on their gorgeous patio. Lunch is no host. After lunch we'll visit the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. Museum admission is free for current members of Fort Walla Walla Museum and NARM mebers of Kirkman House Museum; $6 for all others. This admission fee is not included in our ticket prices.

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Buses for this event will be provided by Walla Walla Community College. For insurance purposes, all riders need to provide the college with their home address and birth date. This information is required in the registration screen.

Some events may sell out quickly and registrations are first-come, first-served. 

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