Haggen responds

“Yes… we did not have the right location on our advertising, and it has been corrected,” said Kris J., Customer Care Representative for Haggen, Inc. in response to a recent advertisement naming Steilacoom as their store location. “I am not sure if next weeks ad will have the right location for they are turned in weeks in advance. We are sorry for the confusion, and it has been corrected.”

Around the Sound: Looking back in the ‘Lakewood Log’

Thanks to Milt Davidson and Sally Jacky Davidson for the loan of the 1943 Edition of the Lakewood Log. Editor Charles Mann published the Log beginning in 1937. Here are a few news items from the March 19, 1943 edition. Perusing stories from long-ago newspapers, available on microfilm at Lakewood Library, provides interesting insight into the way things were in the “good old” days: [Read more…]

Around the Sound: ‘Beauty and Duty’ LHS program, Mar. 17

Alice Miller with Display 20

The Lakewood Historical Society’s monthly program for March, 2015, celebrating International Women’s History Month:

On Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm, acclaimed living historian Alice Miller will address the question, “Can fashion and military service co-exist?”, as she shows off choice items from the extensive collection of women’s service uniforms she and husband Steve Miller have collected over the years. The presentation, sponsored by The Suburban Times, will be held in the Council Chambers of Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW in Lakewood, WA and is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. [Read more…]

CORRECTION: Steilacoom Historical Museum not open until April

Ooops! Steilacoom Museum is not quite ready to open. Apologies about any inconvenience. Here’s the correct information. Do stop by when it’s open, though.

Steilacoom Historical Museum is not open for weekends until April, said SHMA president Marianne Bull. SHMA begins full weekend hours in April, from 1-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum also will be open Wednesdays from 2-5 when the Farmer’s Market season begins in late June.

Around the Sound: Peter Puget explores the Salish Sea


Do you know how Puget Sound got its name? The Inland Sea originally was called “Whulge” by the Natives.

There’s a group of historic-minded folks in Steilacoom and other nearby areas, who are working on a project to recognize the route of English explorer Capt. George Vancouver and his crew. Below is an excerpt from his orders to Lt. Peter Puget, written in May 1792. [Read more…]