Dr. Wayne Herstad recounted the history of the Tacoma Speedway to an audience attending the November program of the Lakewood Historical Society, held at the Lakewood Library, Tuesday evening. The auto racetrack, which operated from 1912 to 1922 at what is today Clover Park Technical College, attracted some of the country’s most famous racers of […]
Do you know what is the oldest country club and golf course west of the Mississippi River? It is none other than Tacoma Country and Golf Club, located on the shores of Lakewood’s American Lake. The recently remodeled and expanded clubhouse will be site for the Lakewood Historical Society’s July meeting, Tuesday, July 21, according […]
Meeting and Greeting will be the program topic for a Lakewood Women in Business luncheon meeting Thursday, July 16 at Oakbrook Country & Golf Club. The meeting will start at noon. Jan Luze will present the program at the July meeting. It will cover aspects of proper etiquette for individuals attending business or social gatherings […]
If you like ice cream, the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association (SHMA) has a special July 4th offer for you! The association will hold an ice cream social on Independence Day, starting at 11 am and continuing until 3:30 pm. The ice cream social will be held at the historic Bair Drug Store in the heart […]
University Place organizations kicked off efforts to build the Playground by the Sound at a design Day Thursday. The activity was capped off with a community celebration and public showing of the preliminary design completed by a Leathers & Associates designer.
Do you know what a straddle carrier is? Got any idea the dimensions of a container carried on those cargo ships? Can you imagine how many half gallons of ice cream a cargo container could hold? Evette Mason from the Port of Tacoma will provide answers to these questions plus many more during the June […]
The Woodbrook Hunt Club is the oldest fox hunting club west of the Mississippi River, according to author and horseback riding enthusiast Joy Keniston-Longrie. She gave the history of the club to about 50 members of the Lakewood Historical Society during a recent meeting at the Lakewood Library. The author explained that the club doesn’t […]
Silent Movie Night at Steilacoom Historical Museum drew a standing room only crowd of about 50 people Friday night. Two cartoons plus a movie made by Harry Houdini was the attraction for the 10-cent admission and the popcorn and soft drinks was free. The silent movie night is held once a year at the museum.
[singlepic id=128 w=320 h=240 float=center] Members of Christ Lutheran Church – between 300 and 350 strong – spent a recent weekend working on 16 different projects around the community in what was called Compassion Weekend, according to Pastor Ralf Kalms. The volunteers put in nearly 2,500 man-hours over the weekend with a cost of $25,000 […]
A change in silent films to be shown at the Silent Movie Night at the Steilacoom Historical Museum has been announced. Now slated for the screening is the slapstick antics of Felix the Cat plus the thrilling drama Ice Bound, the story of a 400-year-old man who’s been sealed in an ice block. This fourth […]
The 2nd annual Blue Denim and Black Tie fundraiser event for Lakewood’s Partners for Parks drew a crowd of about 200 and raised approximately $35,000 (before expenses) to help fund the fishing pier at American Lake Park. Held at the McGavick Center on the Clover Park Technical College campus, the primary fundraising came from attendees […]