The monthly meeting of the UP Historical Society will occur on Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm in Suite D-2 (next to the Museum) in the Windmill Village Complex (City Hall).
Between 1861-65 the Civil War—or War Between the States—was fought primarily on the East Coast. That four-year-long encounter that came close to tearing apart the young country had relatively little impact on the Northwest—right?
Presentation of a Pierce County Historical organization’s top award presentation was delayed because its well-deserving recipient was out of the country that day.
On Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl, members of Pierce County’s Heritage League gathered at the Washington State History Museum for its annual meeting. Those who attended that session were sworn to secrecy about the honor.
The next program for the Lakewood Historical Society is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 at 7 pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, next to Lakewood Library. We are pleased to present Tim Tweten, owner of the South Sound Restaurant Group, who will talk about the plans for major remodeling of all six of his restaurants.
The Ladies at Historic Ft. Steilacoom hosted their annual February Tea on Saturday, February 15. The “Teas” have been held since the early 21st Century, showcasing manners and attire from the mid-19th century. The Tea traditionally is held in Col. Casey’s Headquarters. This year’s event, attended by about 40 ladies from the Territory, included a clothing style show and several Re-enactors (see slide show below).
State and local public officials, volunteers and history buffs attended Saturday’s DuPont Historical Society’s reception celebrating the late Senator Mike Carrell’s legacy in DuPont. Senator Carrell, a preservation advocate and a member of the DuPont Historical Society, personally worked on the restoration of DuPont’s 1940s-era Dynamite train and helped secure funding for the train canopy.
Historic Ft. Steilacoom will host a Valentine Tea at Fort Steilacoom on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 1:45 to 3:45.p.m. at Quarters 2.
Indomitable Spirit: Reinventing African Cultures in the Americas (Monday, Feb. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.). Musician and educator Antonio Davidson-Gomez focuses on Afro-Latin music legacies. This hands-on presentation combines instruments and rhythms with history, language and more.
African-American Genealogy Basics (Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 – 3:30 p.m.). Explore African-American family history research with Claudia Breland, professional genealogist with more than 35 years of genealogical research experience.
By Howard Lee
On Wednesday, January 8 at 7 pm in Suite D-2 (next to the museum) Windmill Village (UP City Hall), the UP Historical Society will be holding its regular January meeting. Paul Curtiss, UPHS member and railroad/railway enthusiast, will give a presentation on the Tacoma and Steilacoom Railway Company.
By Lee McDonald
At its annual Charitable Fund Award Banquet on December 11th, the Nisqually Indian Tribe presented the DuPont Historical Society with a check for $10,000. Every year the Nisqually Tribe uses proceeds from its gaming operations to invest in the people of Washington and help local non-profits that benefit the community. The fund will help the Historical Society continue to operate the museum and maintain its goal of protecting, promoting and preserving the history of DuPont and surrounding area.