Education and Group Reservations
For educators wanting to visit Whitman Mission National Historic Site and have a ranger talk to your group, or have a ranger come to your classroom, you need to make reservations. Reservations are necessary to make with other information provided about our programs and guidelines. Go to the Plan a Field Trip page for more information. Contact Education Specialist Mike Dedman at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail to make reservations.
Become a Partner
Whitman Mission National Historic Site is in the process of developing new programs for both primary and secondary grades. We are looking for educators to help develop, review, and participate in these curriculum-based education programs.
For more information contact Education Specialist Mike Dedman at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site has a curriculum-based education program that currently includes:
Pre-visit Classroom ranger-conducted education programs
In-park ranger-conducted education programs
Post-visit classroom ranger-conducted education programs
Field Trip Guide
Whitman Mission Teachers Guide
Oregon Trail Teachers Guide
Resource Education Trunks for classroom use
Professional development opportunities for educators
Internship opportunities for college students
Contact Mike Dedman, Education Specialist, at 509-522-6360 x2062 or by e-mail for more information.
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.