Nancy Lee, the eldest daughter of Robert H. Covert and Eva May Yochem, born Dec. 1, 1942 at St. John’s General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, left on her next adventure on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. (Her daughter adds here that 2017 is a prime number, so she left in the prime of her life).
It’s always a treat to go time traveling around the Lakewood/Steilacoom/DuPont region. Especially this time of year when local museums offer many opportunities to see how the holidays were celebrated back in the day.
The Lakewood Historical Society held its 2016 annual meeting at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood on November 22. Over 45 members and guests attended the meeting which elected new officers and directors for the coming year.
The Lakewood Historical Society proudly hosted a special “Puget Sound Honor Flight” program at it’s 2016 annual meeting held November 22 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood. The program was presented by Jim and Renee Peavey, founders of the local Puget Sound Honor Flight hub back in 2013.
The Lakewood Historical Society honored two of its longtime members at its recent annual meeting celebrating the Societies’ 10th Anniversary in its Lakewood Colonial Center home. Richard Meier was awarded the Societies’ coveted “Volunteer of the Year” award and Phil Raschke received the prestigious Cyrus Happy III Historian Award. Happy is co-founder of the Lakewood Historical Society and a legendary Pierce County […]
Christmas at Historic Fort Steilacoom will be held December 10, 2016 from 4-7:30 p.m. in Quarters 1 thru 4 (9601 Steilacoom Blvd S.W., Lakewood, Washington – on the grounds of Western State Hospital). Reenactors will present a period candle-light Christmas in the officers quarters. The gift shop will be open for Christmas shopping. Tickets will be […]
What’s on your reading list for 2017? Lakewood Historical Society has a few suggestions for those interested in learning more about local history.
Dozens of history-minded folks visited Steilacoom’s historic Orr Home this weekend and enjoyed meandering among the Victorian-style holiday décor–from the festive parlor, through the dining room and kitchen and then upstairs to view the children’s rooms.
In conjunction with the Lakewood Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, a special program about the “Puget Sound Honor Flights” will be provided on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 pm, at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW. The program will be presented by Jim and Renee Peavey, founders of the Puget Sound Honor Flight […]
Submitted by Karen Meador Just as all roads once led to Rome, all major roads in early Washington Territory led to Fort Steilacoom. What is yet known today in South King County as Military Road is part of the Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road, constructed under the supervision of the U.S. Army in the […]