Area residents research histories of early settlers and pioneers and portray the characters. The heritage of the Walla Walla region is colorful and varied, made of a wide assortment of people from many cultural backgrounds. Shifting and blending, sometimes creating new identities, but always influencing one another in many ways, these diverse sources continue to make Walla Walla a special place to live, work, and play. Pride of place is a hallmark of the region; we treasure and celebrate all the different aspects that define who we are. Music, dancing, food, dress, language, religion … these and other facets of culture make up the identifiable outer appearances of groups. More difficult to identify is the way people within a culture think and see the world. Much can be done to increase the understanding of different points of view by sharing your cultural celebrations with neighbors and guests.