On Dec. 9, 2006 Mrs. “Col.” Casey and her daughters will decorate the family Christmas tree in the family home.
The tabletop evergreen in the parlor will be trimmed with glowing candles, strings of cranberries and popcorn, candy-filled cornucopias and gilded walnuts.
Those old-fashioned decorations are part of the holiday reenactment at Historic Fort Steilacoom that takes place between 4-7:30 p.m. that day. Twenty-first Century visitors are invited to join in the festivities that includes ornament making for the children and musical entertainment. Festivities include a candle and lantern-light tour of thesemid-19th century buildings (including Colonel Casey’s Home and the Sutler’s Store) where costumed re-enactors will be recreating the holiday season of long ago.
Four restored fort buildings are located at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. (on the grounds of Western State Hospital) in Lakewood, WA.
Tickets, available at the Sutler’s Store are $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12 and $8 for a family. Phone 253-582-5838 or www.fortsteilacoom.com for more information.
Submitted by Nancy Covert