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 […]
The State History Museum (WSHM) in downtown Tacoma’s a good place to go to get an overview of Washington State’s diverse history. Even better, though, for in-depth information about a specific area’s history are to visit the more than 100 local history museums. Seven of them are located within the South Sound region. How many […]
By Tim Marsh, Lakes High School Class of 1966 Thompson Field. Lakewood Stadium. Harry Lang Stadium. Three names, one football venue in Lakewood at Clover Park High School. The Clover Park School District was created in 1928. Ten years later, due to the rapid expansion of Fort Lewis, Clover Park High School was established with […]
The mission of the Lakewood Historical Society is “to identify, preserve and perpetuate Lakewood’s history”. The Society accomplishes this mission through:
Submitted by Becky Huber Nisqually Tribal leader, Billy Frank, Jr. will be the topic of the Lakewood Historical Society’s program on Tues, September 27th at 7 pm. It will be held in the Parish Hall at St Mary’s Episcopal Church located at 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood.
Submitted by Joe Lewis Historic Fort Steilacoom will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! The fort will come alive as reenactors portray soldiers serving on the frontier in the 1850s. The Museum Day Live! […]
Lakewood Library’s elevator is expected to be back in service by Sept. 16. That’s the prediction of Jermain Richard, Thyssen-Krupp elevator technician, who’s working on the elevator’s remodeling…and good news for library patrons.
Historic Ft. Steilacoom, at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood, contains four 1840’s restored buildings, the remains of the first US Military post in the South Sound Region. The buildings are open from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays through October. Don’t miss the special Candlelight Tour of the Fort in December.