The Lakewood Historical Society has announced the start of the expanded schedule for the Lakewood History Museum for the summer season. Effective immediately the Museum will be open from 11am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Although 2007 will be the first full year of operation the museum has already installed many displays reflecting Lakewood’s history and has been receiving valuable and interesting artifacts from local donors. On May 30, from 5pm to 7pm there will be an open house during which Lakewood Mayor Claudia Thomas will award prizes donated by Robi’s Camera Center for the winning entries in the recent historical photo contest.
The Society is also continuing to seek volunteer docents to staff additional time slots created by the new extended schedule. Anyone interested in applying should contact Becky Huber, Society president, at 253.582.8682.
The Society introduced its newly revised and renamed newsletter, the Prairie Gazette, which members receive by mail as one of the benefits of membership. The expanded publication is available to the public at the museum while supplies last. The name Prairie Gazette was one of the names submitted in a contest in 1937 to name Lakewood’s first newspaper, which was eventually named Lakewood Log. It was the same issue that announced the opening of the Lakewood Colonial Center.
For information about the Lakewood Historical Society please visit their website at www.lakewoodhistorical.org or visit the museum at 6211 Mt Tacoma Drive SW, across from Columbia Bank.
Photo by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics