The Lakewood Historical Society’s monthly program for March, 2015, celebrating International Women’s History Month:
On Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm, acclaimed living historian Alice Miller will address the question, “Can fashion and military service co-exist?”, as she shows off choice items from the extensive collection of women’s service uniforms she and husband Steve Miller have collected over the years. The presentation, sponsored by The Suburban Times, will be held in the Council Chambers of Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW in Lakewood, WA and is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Recently honored by the US Army’s Western Regional Medical Corps Command Team with a plaque and “Challenge Coin” in appreciation of the many displays and presentations she has arranged and delivered over the years for museums and military organizations. When wearing a vintage uniform Alice brings history vividly to life. She shares the fascinating stories—not only of individual uniforms, but of the people who wore them.
In her previous, highly-praised and well-attended appearance for the Lakewood Historical Society, Alice embodied a World War II era WASP (Woman’s Airforce Service Pilots) for our Women’s History Month presentation, “Women in Aviation: Then and Now” in 2013. Last October, dressed as a first World War nurse, she entertained and enlightened the crowds at our joint fund-raiser with the Tacoma Historical Society held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Anyone interested in history, fashion, the military—or all three—will not want to miss this program.
About Lakewood Historical Society: The Lakewood Historical Society was formed in 1998 to identify, preserve and perpetuate Lakewood, Washington’s rich history through programs, displays and publications. Our museum, in historic Lakewood Colonial Center, at 6211 Mt. Tacoma Dr. SW, Lakewood 98499, is open from noon to 4:00 pm, Wednesday-Saturday. Admission: free (donations welcomed). Visit our website www.lakewoodhistorical.org or call 253-682-3480 for more information.