Becky Huber, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, took members of Lakewood Women in Business on a nostalgic photo tour of the Lakes area Thursday.
Huber took the Lakewood women’s group through the history of the area starting with the arrival of the first white people and the creation of Fort Nisqually. The historical society spokesman, using a PowerPoint display, showed a number of historic buildings that formerly existed and those that have survived the years.
Introduced by program chair Tish Andresen, Huber explained how the historical society was formed 10 years ago to preserve the community landmarks and materials. She explained the opening of the storefront Lakewood Museum, located in the historic Lakewood Colonial Center. She said the society’s board of directors decided last year to establish a permanent museum in the historic Mueller Harkins Hangar on the grounds of Clover Park Technical College.
Lakewood Women in Business meets the third Thursday of each month at Oakbrook Country Club for a lunch meeting. Vertie Smith is president of the organization which was started in 1978.