By Marianne Bull
Where were you when the Nathaniel Orr pioneer home collapsed off temporary supports on May 13, 1994?
Some of us in Steilacoom remember the day very well and now that it has been 20 years since the collapse and subsequent restoration of the 1857 home we want to commemorate the anniversary.
A talk, slide show and special tours will occur twice this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00. You will discover why this house is special both in history and architecture; the story of it’s collapse and what a pear tree contributed to that event; how fast a giant blue tarp can deteriorate in the weather; what it took to fix the problem.
Come hear this dramatic story of disaster and recovery at the Steilacoom Historical Museum at 1811 Rainier Street. For more information, call 584-4133.Print This Post