The Lakewood Historical Society (LHS) opened its first museum on October 21. A team of LHS members and community volunteers have contributed in getting the museum open. (For more picture, click here).
The current exhibits include a time line of Lakewood area history from the 1840’s to present; photos and narrative of the evolution of the property that is now Lakewood Towne Center; and dioramas of a prairie cabin and the “Lakewood Log” newspaper office.
Some exhibit areas have yet to be developed. It is not to late to donate that special treasure you may find as you search your attic, basement, spare bedroom and closets. LHS is especially interested in the things that are normally thrown away and more recent; like calendars, menus, magazines, yearbooks, photos, etc.
All of these “little things” help tell the story, especially businesses and public places that are gone but not forgotten.
There is still plenty of time to join the team of Museum volunteers. We have just taken the first step in our Society becoming a visible presence in the community. We still need docents, catalogers and researchers to help tell our story. FOr more information, visit the website or call 253-682-3480.
The Lakewood History Museum is at 6211 Mt Tacoma DR SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (Across from Columbia Bank). Museum hours for the winter are Friday/Saturday, 12-4 PM, closed major holidays.