Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2017 edition of the Lakewood Historical Society’s Prairie Gazette newsletter. In 1955 a small neighborhood butcher shop opened for business in what today is now a booming business at 111th St. S.W., just off Bridgeport Way. “The area in those days was mostly prairie,” says Tammy Faelnar, current owner […]
Zabrina Jenkins, Steilacoom High School’s Class of 1998, was honored on Friday night as Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. The SHEF presentation was made on Dec. 30 during halftime at the school’s traditional holiday Alumni Basketball game. This year’s game marked the 23rd year for the alumni game. After her graduation […]
On Dec. 10, during Historic Ft. Steilacoom’s annual “Christmas at the Fort” one of the re-enactors gifted me with a roll of historic candy–here’s the rest of the story: In 1847, a young English immigrant, Oliver Chase, invented the first American candy machine, a lozenge cutter. After initial success selling his new candy, he and […]
It’s always a treat to go time traveling around the Lakewood/Steilacoom/DuPont region. Especially this time of year when local museums offer many opportunities to see how the holidays were celebrated back in the day.
Five-year-old Emery Bower had a tough time containing her enthusiasm on Dec. 2. By 3:35 p.m. that afternoon, the Cherrydale kindergartner, daughter of Peter and Amanda Bower, could barely wait until 6 p.m.
Several dozen holiday shoppers arrived at Steilacoom High School early on Saturday morning to browse the 65 vendors’ wares–everything from Seahawk gear to holiday decorations.
For the fourth year in a row, TopSide owner John O’Reilly has sponsored s gingerbread holiday house building contest. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving gingerbread house kits awaited builders who stopped by to construct these delectable structures, using icing, candies and lots of imagination.
Sunbursts, ships, jewelry racks and more…these are just a few of the items shoppers will find at the annual Red Ribbon Bazaar in Steilacoom on Saturday, Dec. 3. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day, shoppers will find decorated trees, quilts, baked goods and more at this traditional event that’s always held at Steilacoom […]
What’s on your reading list for 2017? Lakewood Historical Society has a few suggestions for those interested in learning more about local history.
Dozens of history-minded folks visited Steilacoom’s historic Orr Home this weekend and enjoyed meandering among the Victorian-style holiday décor–from the festive parlor, through the dining room and kitchen and then upstairs to view the children’s rooms.