Performing the Archives: How the West was Won. Copyright Applied For.

Date: September 17, 2013 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Whitman College and Northwest Archives, Penrose Library

Stephen Penrose’s Pioneer Pageant took place in 1923, and featured many Walla Wallans. With next week’s launch of O'Donnell Visiting Educator David Schulz's new book, “How the West Was Won. Copyright Applied For”, the Walla Walla community will not only have a chance to engage with this historic event, but will also see some current Walla Walla residents’ interpretation of this unique piece of local history.

“Performing the Archives”, a book launch and performance of “How the West Was Won. Copyright Applied For”, will include performances based on the original script and on excerpts from Schulz’s book. The performers in question will be from Professor of Theatre Jessica Cerullo’s Intermediate Acting Class. The event will also highlight interesting documents and photographs from Whitman College and Northwest Archives, showing the involvement of Walla Walla citizens with the pageant.

The event is free of charge, and all members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities are welcome to attend.

For more information about the event, contact Schulz at, Archivist Melissa Salrin or Professor of Theatre Jessica Cerullo at