Sue Lean is an exhibit and event planner by profession. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Women’s History Consortium, an advisory board to the Washington State Historical Society.
She has created major exhibits on the Washington State Constitution of 1889, George
Washington as the state namesake, and the Washington State Supreme Court
She became interested in the Bigelow House Museum in 1996, and organized an event at the Capitol, with Shanna Stevenson, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the first of three suffrage campaign visits by Susan B. Anthony to the Northwest.
A longtime member of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County, Sue has created
public events from pageants to parade entries for landmark anniversaries related to women winning the vote. For her efforts from the Magna Carta 800th celebration at the Temple of Justice in 2015 to the 2020 Centennial of the 19th Amendment, she received the DAR “Excellence in Community Service” Award.