Suffragist, patron of the arts to be portrayed at Fort Walla Walla Museum


WALLA WALLA — Lucie Fulton Isaacs, suffragist and patron of the arts, will be played by Liz George during a Living History performance at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.

Lucie Fulton Isaacs arrived in the Willamette Valley by wagon train in 1847 a few months before the Whitman Massacre.

She married Henry Isaacs in 1860, and two years later, the couple moved to Walla Walla, where Mr. Isaacs established a flour mill.

At their home on Brookside Drive, Mrs. Isaacs entertained suffragist Susan B. Anthony, in whose cause she worked and participated in Walla Walla’s first women’s club, the Ladies Park Club, the Walla Walla Art Club, the Reading Club, the Education Club, the Humane Society and the first meeting of the symphony.

She was also a poet and essayist, writing under pen names.

Mrs. Isaacs also served as correspondent for the Washington Equal Suffrage Association and the National Council of Women Voters.

Performances are held in the pioneer settlement at the Museum.

Visitors are encouraged to question the Living History re-enactors about their lives and times.

The Museum is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Admission is free to Fort Walla Walla Museum members, eligible service personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute’s Inwai Circle cardholders, enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and all children under 6; children 6-12 are $3; age 62 and up and students are $6 and adult admission is $7.


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