Hen Lee was born in China in 1819. During the political unrest of the 1850s, he immigrated from Canton province to the U.S. along with many other Chinese immigrants. In the 1860s, he was one of the first Chinese residents to settle in Walla Walla with his family. In 1861 he opened and ran a successful laundry business on Second Street.
Hen Lee is portrayed by Myron Huie.
A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.