Submitted by Emma Pierce What do you think of as a fun Friday night out in Lakewood? Going to see a movie in reclining chairs? Grabbing a bite at one of the many restaurants? Back in its heyday, the Colonial Center, formally known as the Lakewood Community Center, was THE go-to spot in town. Dinner […]
This summer is the 76th Anniversary of a very special group of people who endured tremendous hardships and risked their lives to help keep the people of China free from Japanese occupation during World War II. One of these special people was from Tacoma, WA.
Submitted by Emma Pierce On Saturday, July 8, the Lakewood Historical Society had a booth at this year’s SummerFEST. The event was jam-packed with music, food, giveaways, games, classic cars, and just pure summer fun. With the Washington weather cooperating, the community festival drew a huge crowd (the LHS booth saw well over 200 visitors […]
There are many items in the Steilacoom Historical Museum Store that are present day adaptions of things from the past, but this time the reference is a new book entitled Past & Present, by local Steilacoom resident Linda Lum.
The DuPont Museum, 207 Barksdale Ave, DuPont WA, is scheduled to start a remodel on May 15 and continue through May 22. The museum will be closed for the week of May 15. Please call 253-964-2399 with any questions or to learn about new projected opening day.
Submitted by Lee McDonald, Photos by Maria Hanson The DuPont Historical Society’s sold-out 2017 Annual Cherry Blossom Tea fundraiser Saturday proved to be a huge success. Twenty tables of 8 to 10 ladies attended this year’s tea.
Tacoma, WA – Many of us will forever envision John F. Kennedy as a vibrant, charismatic figure in his 40s?the prime of his life. It is perhaps jarring to recognize that, were he still living, he would be a centenarian.
Submitted by Chuck Mathias Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 pm, Lakewood Museum Manager Emma Pierce will provide an update on what’s been keeping her busy since becoming the first paid professional to occupy her position. Her guiding principle has been Lakewood History Society’s commitment to manage and grow the museum’s exhibits and collections.
Submitted by Lakewood Historical Society Join us in the Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main St, at 7:00 pm this Tuesday (March 28) for a free presentation by the Lakewood Historical Society on the life and career of one of the first women to become a medical doctor in the Pacific Northwest.
Come to hear about The Pig War, Sunday March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Quarters 2 at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W. Lakewood, WA 98498 (on the grounds of Western State Hospital). You are invited to hear Erich Ebel talk about the shooting of a wayward pig on San Juan Island in 1859 that almost began […]