There was a battle in the Lakewood Library this past week, but no one was injured. It was definitely a battle, but a civil battle nevertheless as 6th Grade students from five Clover Park School District middle schools tested their knowledge about a dozen books they’d read earlier this year. Students answered 25 questions about the books’ contents. [Read more…]
Lakewood Historical Society board member, Jim Curley, was busy assembling a stage on March 18th in preparation for the Lakewood History Museum’s next exhibit. The 6 foot stage is red and blue and has red velvet curtains. [Read more…]
“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.”
It’s been a few years since plans for Harlock Place Park were put into motion. Thanks, though, to the determined dedication of a few Steilacoom residents, plans to create the park near property owned by a 1920s-era family Ray and “Izzy” Harlock. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown has been selected as the 2015 Pierce County Library Reads program, Copies of this amazing account about the University of Washington’s 1936 Gold Medal win in Crew in Berlin are available throughout Pierce County Libraries county-wide. [Read more…]
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.
Bright and early in the morning of March 2 (and 3rd and 5th) groups of Saltar’s Point Elementary School 4th graders and parent chaperones trekked from 5th Street to Rainier Street. Their goal? The Steilacoom Historical Museum. [Read more…]
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…]