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Pioneer teacher presents Living History performance


September 5, 2019

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Emily Cairns as pioneer school teacher Sarah Miner.

WALLA WALLA- On Sunday September 8 at 2 p.m. Emily Cairns will portray pioneer school teacher Sarah Miner. The Living History performance will be made at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.

Mrs. Miner, Walla Walla's first schoolteacher, opened a private school in a store building on Main Street in the winter of 1861-62. She was then given a certificate, and on June 16, 1862 began the first public school classes in Walla Walla. She was described as "a lovely, cultured woman, who had the finest house plants in town."

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to members and...

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