The Lakewood Historical Society proudly hosted a special “Puget Sound Honor Flight” program at it’s 2016 annual meeting held November 22 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood. The program was presented by Jim and Renee Peavey, founders of the local Puget Sound Honor Flight hub back in 2013.
The Lakewood Historical Society honored two of its longtime members at its recent annual meeting celebrating the Societies’ 10th Anniversary in its Lakewood Colonial Center home. Richard Meier was awarded the Societies’ coveted “Volunteer of the Year” award and Phil Raschke received the prestigious Cyrus Happy III Historian Award. Happy is co-founder of the Lakewood Historical Society and a legendary Pierce County […]
Christmas at Historic Fort Steilacoom will be held December 10, 2016 from 4-7:30 p.m. in Quarters 1 thru 4 (9601 Steilacoom Blvd S.W., Lakewood, Washington – on the grounds of Western State Hospital). Reenactors will present a period candle-light Christmas in the officers quarters. The gift shop will be open for Christmas shopping. Tickets will be […]
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.
In conjunction with the Lakewood Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, a special program about the “Puget Sound Honor Flights” will be provided on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 pm, at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW. The program will be presented by Jim and Renee Peavey, founders of the Puget Sound Honor Flight […]
Submitted by Karen Meador Just as all roads once led to Rome, all major roads in early Washington Territory led to Fort Steilacoom. What is yet known today in South King County as Military Road is part of the Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road, constructed under the supervision of the U.S. Army in the […]
Submitted by Becky Huber Some big changes are coming this fall to the Lakewood Historical Society. We are transitioning our Board leadership in November. Becky Huber, President, and Gary Fowler, Treasurer, will be stepping down. (Their replacements have already been designated.) The Secretary position has been vacant all year. We have five Directors leaving and […]
Submitted by Becky Huber The Lakewood Historical Society will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the History Museum on Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4 p.m. The Museum is located at 6211 Mt Tacoma Drive SW, across from Columbia Bank in the historic Lakewood Colonial Center. You will have the opportunity to meet the new Museum […]
The year 2017 marks the centennial of Pierce County voters deciding to purchase and donate land to establish Camp Lewis. Alan Archambault will discuss how the Army has had an important influence on the history of Pierce County, the region, and ultimately the world on Sunday, October 16 (2 pm) in Quarters 2 at Historic Ft. Steilacoom (on the […]