Local museum highlights Latino heritage

Latino heritage exhibit
Local museum highlights Latino heritage

A museum helped shine light on local Latino heritage Friday.

The “Colors of Life” exhibit at the Fort Walla Walla Museum just opened in March and features a variety of ceramic art, clay statues, and paintings from some of the most famous artists in Walla Walla and surrounding areas.

The museum hopes its small start will motivate others to help dig up more pieces of the Latino past.

“We’re starting with an exhibit on Latino folk art, featuring art from eight different countries and our goal is to attract more attention about Latino heritage so that we can gather more photographs, stories, and artifacts to tell local stories about local Latino heritage,” Executive Director of the Fort Walla Walla Museum, James Payne said.

The Fort Walla Walla Museum exhibit will overlap one more school year to make sure local elementary school students have a chance to learn about Latino heritage for free.