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 Ever wonder how the Douglas fir got its name?  The distinctive Pacific Northwest evergreen gained its name from Scottish botanist and explorer David Douglas. Gary Lentz will talk about Douglas' travels when he arrived in the Northwest by ship from England in 1825. The free Museum After Hours presentation, Trifles will not stop me — the story of David Douglas, will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 NE Myra Road. Masks are required on museum grounds.

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French-Canadian Québéçois priest John Baptiste Abraham Brouillet came to the Walla Walla Valley in September 1847, just a few weeks before the the massacre at Whitman Mission. As a member of the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History troupe, retired teacher Jeannot Poirot will portray Brouillet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the museum, 755 NE Myra Road.