By Howard Lee Ever wanted to see the skeleton of one of the prehistoric animals that roamed University Place before the Ice Ages? The University Place Museum will be open Saturday, Sept 3rd, from 10am-2pm. While you won’t see any skeletons of prehistoric animals, you will be able to browse through year books and photographs […]
Sue Drier, Pierce Transit’s C.E.O., was behind the wheel of the historic 1948 green and yellow bus that was parked on Lafayette St. in Steilacoom during the Aug. 24 Farmers Market.
Lakewood History Museum, located in the Lakewood Colonial Center at Mt. Tacoma Drive, celebrates its 10th anniversary in October. The museum, which features exhibits about early Lakewood history, including a mock-up of the Lakewood Log, the area’s 1937 newspaper, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Visitors to Steilacoom can enjoy the many historical exhibits at the Steilacoom History Museum at 1801 Rainier Street, on Wednesday afternoons between 2-5 on Farmers Market Day (as well as Saturday and Sunday). Take time to peruse the history of the first incorporated town in WA state–Nathaniel Orr’s Home, Chief Leschi’s Trial, the first public library […]
By Howard Lee Did you know that University Place has its own museum? It’s located in the Windmill Village Complex, along with city hall. It will be open this Saturday, July 2nd, from 10am-2pm. Stop by and check out the artifacts, and I don’t mean the docents 🙂 It’s an easy walk to the Library, […]
Visit the DuPont Historical Museum on Monday, June 20th, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for free ice cream sodas and tours of the museum. Bring the whole family for fun, delicious treats and a lesson in local history. The museum is always free, donations are accepted. The museum address is 207 Barksdale Ave., DuPont. More information […]
Alan Archambault, noted local author and historian, presented his latest book at the Tuesday, May 24 Lakewood Historical Society meeting. Published by the Arcadia Publishing Company, Fort Lewis: Cold War to the War on Terror tells of the vital role the Pacific Northwest’s largest military establishment played in meeting some of the most challenging crises […]
The Steilacoom Historical Museum Association is excited to present a Historical Home Tour on May 14 from 10 until 4.
By Lee McDonald Two hundred ladies and a few brave gents attended DuPont Historical Society‘s sold-out Annual Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion show: Downton Abbey in DuPont. The fashions from the Goodwill Vintage Fashion Collection were modeled by the Golden Oldies Guild, a volunteer arm of Goodwill of the Olympia and Rainier Region.
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 […]