The Perkins Building, the Washington National Guard Armory, The Rust Mansion, Tacoma Golf and Country Club (The Grand Old Lady), Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Rainier, the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia…these are just a few of the many structures designed by Ambrose Russell, renowned Tacoma architect, who worked in Tacoma during the early 20th […]
Dr. Jerry Ramsey, author of Stealing Puget Sound: 1832-1869, will speak at the Lakewood Historical Society meeting on March 22nd, 2016, 7 pm, St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW.
By Laura Stewart Living history performer and educator, Karen Haas, will be joined by pianist, Debi Rinehart, in presenting a musical program entitled “Keep Calm & Carry a Song.” This class will feature popular songs which kept the G.I.’s jiving, and the home front hopeful through World War II. This lively duo will have you […]
Lakewood Historical Society officially opened its Spring 2016 exhibit; featuring an update about the City of Lakewood’s 20th anniversary. Lakewood’s City Manager John Caulfield and Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen shared ribbon-cutting duties to open the exhibit.
Unlike the Ben Stiller film, Night at the Museum, the Feb. 21, 2016 Night at the Steilacoom History Museum wasn’t populated by charging elephants, nor a saber-rattling former president shouting, “Charge!”
Even though the official birth date of our City is February 28th, we are celebrating all week. The main event is at City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main St SW, on Tues, February 23rd starting with an Open House from 5:30-7 pm followed by a very special program at 7 pm featuring Andie Gernon, former […]
February 13 may have been soggy, but the ladies who attended the annual Valentine’s day tea at Historic Ft. Steilacoom enjoyed the event. While sipping tea, the ladies enjoyed a display of Victorian valentines, poetry, a display of 19th century quilts and interacting with the historic re-enactors. See photos below.
By Laura Stewart Former U.S. Army Museum Curator and Director, Alan H. Archambault will speak on how Pierce County citizens offered land to entice the government to build a military training center. Using vintage photographs, maps and graphics, Archambault will cover the formative years of 1916-1945, when Camp Lewis was firmly established as one of […]
By Tim Marsh, Lakes High School Class of 1966 Gerry Austin is best known for the outstanding football teams he coached at Clover Park and Lakes High Schools. In addition to being a Clover Park Warrior and Lakes Lancer, he was also a Kelso Hilander and Washington Husky.
The time for Tea this year is at Historic Fort Steilacoom. Mrs. Silas Casey, wife of Fort Steilacoom’s commanding officer, Col. Silas Casey, invites ladies of the territory to join her from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 for her annual Tea at the Fort.