Matilda up close, May 12, 2019. Photo by Carla Woodend Giger.

Matilda Sager Delaney is going places!


Matilda survived the Whitman Massacre in 1847 and went on to live a long, full life in the west. She joined Fort Walla Walla Museum’s Living History program in 2019 and visits the present from the year 1898.


Matilda returns to Fort Walla Walla Museum on Saturday, August 1, 2020, 2 PM. Later that month she will share her story at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City, OR! Daily performances August 28-30 at 11 AM, 12:30 PM and 2 PM, with an evening program Saturday, August 29, 6 PM.


Sunday, September 13, a new Living History figure will arrive at Fort Walla Walla Museum. Nellie Gilliam Day, born in mid-19th century Oregon Country to a noteworthy pioneer family, defeated her male opponent in an election for Walla Walla County school superintendent. She later became a journalist, best remembered for her society column in the Walla Walla Evening Bulletin (ultimately absorbed into today’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin).


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Matilda, Nellie and I hope to see you this summer!

Nellie Gilliam Day made a brief appearance last November. What an awful hat! Hopefully she’ll find a more attractive one by September 13. . .

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