Every family has wonderful stories as part of their heritage and that they’ve been meaning to write down but for most families the day will come when those stories slip out of memory and are gone forever.
Suddenly there are all these pictures and no one has any ideas who those folks are.
An easy, fun way to get those histories started will be offered in “Shake Up The Family Tree,” a workshop to be presented on Aug 24 by Tacoma News Tribune contributing columnist Dorothy Wilhelm and prolific local author Val Dumond as a benefit for the DuPont History Museum.
This workshop will offer tangible take aways to get the whole family started using many easy, fun resources including a follow up online bulletin to suggest continuing activities. Cost is $5 including materials and a ticket to the Ice Cream Social. The workshop will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm in the DuPont Community Center.
All of this is part of two days of Hudson Bay Days Activities, August 24 and 25. Additional activities on the 24th, the Tune Tamers, toe tapping Old Time Fiddlers will be on hand all day, concluding with a concert at 2:30. Attractions include Museum open house, tour of the historic Assistant Managers, and of course, the ice cream social. Register at itsnevertoolate.com. or email Dorothy@itsnevertoolate.com or call 253-582-4565.
On August 25 there will be fun heritage- based festival with live old time music, kids’ activities, historical demonstrations, re-enactors, a tribal blessing and more! Historian Drew Crooks will take guided tours to the original 1843 Fort site and visitors can view Ezra Meeker’s covered wagon and talk with the Buffalo Soldiers. This year’s event includes a Volksmarch to the Historic Village.
Entry is free with a Salmon BBQ: $15, kids $5. Hot dog meals will also be available.
Attendees of the workshop will receive a free subscription to the Shake Up The Family Tree Newsletter which will offer support, projects,and ideas throughout the year.