Reminder: Lakewood Historical Society annual meeting, Nov. 18

The Lakewood Historical Society annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night, Nov. 18th, at 7 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Board members will be elected, volunteers will be recognized and programs on Washington State’s 125th Anniversary and Nancy Covert’s book American Lake Vignettes. Books will be available for sale. Wonderful refreshments offered. Free and open to the public.

Lakewood Historical Society Celebrates Washington State’s 125th Birthday


The Lakewood Historical Society will celebrate the State’s 125th birthday as well as the community of Lake City during their annual meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 7 pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW. Hear from the Nancy Covert, author of Lakewood’s latest history book, American Lake Vignettes. The program will follow a short business meeting covering the accomplishments of the Society in 2014, election of board members and honoring the outstanding volunteers of the year. Special refreshments offered. Free and open to the public. [Read more…]

Renovation of historic Pantages Theater completed


TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma’s City-owned Pantages Theater has been presenting and hosting critically-acclaimed performances for nearly a century. This October, Korsmo Construction was hired by the Broadway Center to complete necessary, significant and complex renovations that will allow the historic theater to continue its longstanding contribution to Northwest performing arts. [Read more…]

DuPont Historical Society Living History Presentation by Karen Haas

K Haas

The DuPont Historical Society will kick off its 2014-2015 lecture series with a moving Civil War era living history performance (I Am Always on the Women’s Side: Vignettes of the Civil War) by historian and musician Karen Haas.

  • When: Sunday November 9th at 2:00pm
  • Where: DuPont Community Presbyterian Church – In the Historic Village
  • 502 Barksdale Ave DuPont 98327
  • Contact: Carol Estep 253.459.4339
  • Free Admission – Donations welcome.

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The “Doughboy” Story

Doughboy PVT Guy Pelsey

Mention the name “doughboy” and most people immediately envision that plump, white Pillsbury® doughboy—but the original “Doughboy” wasn’t anything like that.

The expression, “doughboy” was used a century earlier than World War I, when the term to describe American soldiers, who went “over there,” became more widespread. [Read more…]

Maritime historian to speak to ‘Learning Is ForEver’

Local author and historian, Chuck Fowler, will give a presentation titled “Tall Ships and Tugboats on Puget Sound: A Brief History.” The doors of the Garfield Book Company at PLU will open at 10:00 a.m. for walk-in registration on Tuesday, October 14th with the lecture beginning at 10:30 a.m. The cost of this two hour multimedia class is only $15. More information may be found at LIFE’s website or by contacting our program coordinator, Laura Stewart at or (253) 241-4166.

Learning Is ForEver offers educational lectures for active, mature learners. A not-for-profit organization, LIFE is affiliated with Road Scholar Int’l, and is a community outreach of Pacific Lutheran University.