After months of planning, the Lakewood History Museum debuted its much anticipated exhibit, “Playgrounds of the Lakes District: Lakewood’s Sports History”– just in time to capture the interest of U.S. Open visitors. It explores our community’s surprisingly prominent, but little known and mostly forgotten, role in the world of sports and leisure over the past century.
Previous generations watched Olympic swimming trials, attended auto races on par with the Indy 500 and played golf at the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi. The Lakes District was considered the personal, back-yard resort of Tacoma business tycoons and captains of industry.
To make sure as many as possible have an opportunity to visit this fascinating exhibit, the museum is extending its hours during the U.S. Open. Beginning June 16 and lasting through June 20, it will be open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Be sure to sign up for Free Door Prizes! The grand prize is a copy of America’s St. Andrews, the story of Chambers Bay Golf Course authored by Blaine Newnham. The drawing will be held on Sat, June 20th at 4 pm. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Museum is located at 6211 Mt Tacoma Drive SW, in the historic Lakewood Colonial Center. For more information, call Becky Huber at 253-582-8682 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.