At Whitman Mission National Park Rangers can provide demonstrations and other classroom information to student groups. The tour starts with a ranger Introductory Talk. It is followed by a short ten minute film highlighting the main points of the story of the mission at Waiilatpu.
Primary Ranger Demonstrations include:
Oregon Trail Demonstration and Talk
Spinning Wool Demonstration and Talk
Cayuse Cultural Demonstration and Talk
Specialized Demonstrations and Talks may be scheduled depending on time and availability of materials and staff.
Call Mike Dedman, Education Specialist Whitman Mission National Historic Site at 509-522-6357 to schedule a field trip. It will include choices for demonstrations, times and dates available, and activities which you may participate in.
There are no fees for education groups. Picnic tables are available on a first come first served basis.
There is recycling at Whitman Mission National Historic Site for aluminum cans.
Education trunks are available for checkout before you come on a field trip. Click on the Traveling Trunks for a listing.
Educator workshops may be completed on a number of topics. Click on Professional Development for details.
Did You Know?
Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.