Living History starts at museum



Photo courtesy of Fort Walla Walla Museum

Judy Fortney portrays Suzanne Cayuse Dauphin this weekend at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

WALLA WALLA — The Living History performance season at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 775 Myra Road, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with Judy Fortney portraying Suzanne Cayuse Dauphin.

The museum recently opened a new exhibition, “Pictures from the Plateau as Seen through Indian Beadwork.” It will run until Sept. 8.

Dauphin was from the Cayuse Tribe, the wife of a settler in the Whitman party.

She was the first Indian woman recognized as owning land in this region.

Living History performances will interpret the lives and times of people from the history of the Walla Walla Valley.

A different person will be portrayed each performance.

Performances be at 2 p.m. Sundays until the end of May, when Saturday and Sunday performances begin and run until the first week of September, when they return to Sundays only.

The final performance will be Oct. 27.

Fort Walla Walla Museum is at 755 Myra Road in Fort Walla Walla Park.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Admission is free to members and children under 6, $3 for children ages 6-12, $6 for seniors 62 and older and students, and $7 general admission.

For more information, contact Fort Walla Walla Museum at 509-525-7703 or or see


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