OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Governor’s Mansion Foundation (GMF) is now featuring a historical plate with a painting by former First Lady Lizzie Muir Hay (First Lady 1909-1913). The plate, which is in a protected case in the Hay Guest Bedroom in the Mansion, is on loan from the Yakima Valley Museum and can be viewed during public tours in the Mansion on most Wednesdays from October 2018 to February/March 2019. The plate, which has an image of Chief Moses, was painted by Mrs. Hay in 1899, according to Yakima Valley Museum records.
Chief Moses (1829-1899) was a leader of the Moses-Columbia Band in Central Washington which later joined with other bands to form the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. He is the namesake of Moses Lake and Moses Coulee.