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Three talks focus on Women’s History Month in March

The lives of 19th Century women in the Pacific Northwest will be celebrated in March as Historic Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood marks Women’s History Month. The programs on three consecutive Saturdays, March 13, 20 and 27, focus on The role of the laundress at military posts such as Fort Steilacoom, the first official U.S. presence […]

The Way We Ate

Following the Historic Fort Steilacoom annual meeting, food historian Jacqueline B. Williams, author of The Way We Ate, Pacific Northwest Cooking, 1843-1900 (WSU Press) will make a presentation on Sunday, November 15th. Jacqueline plans to share with us what would have been available in Steilacoom and its environs to observe Thanksgiving on November 26, 1863, […]

Steilacoom People and the Land

Historic Fort Steilacoom continues its 2020 lecture series on Sunday October 18th via Zoom. Tribal Chair Danny Marshall of the Steilacoom Indian Tribe will present “Steilacoom People and the Land”. His lecture will begin at 2 p.m. In 1849 Fort Steilacoom was established on the traditional lands of the Steilacoom Indian Tribe. What impact did […]

Fort Steilacoom Closed Through October

Historic Fort Steilacoom will continue to remain closed for the month of October, due to COVID-19 concerns. This means that the museum will not be open to the public. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy. We look forward to a time when we can all return safely to regular operating hours. Thank […]

Fort Steilacoom Closed Through July

Historic Fort Steilacoom will continue to remain closed for the month of July, due to COVID-19 concerns. This means that the museum will not be open to the public. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy. We look forward to a time when we can all return safely to regular operating hours. Thank […]

FORT STEILACOOM- CLOSED THROUGH MAY

Historic Fort Steilacoom will continue to remain closed for the month of May, due to COVID-19 concerns. This means that the museum will not be open to the public on the first Sunday of May and the Memorial Day weekend event has also been cancelled. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy. We […]

Fort Steilacoom- Closed Through April

After much discussion, the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association has made the difficult decision to close for the month of April, in light of the developing situation over COVID-19. This means that the museum will not be open to the public on the first Sunday of April and the Smithsonian Museum Day & Annual Book Sale […]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day & Annual Used Book Sale- CANCELLED

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL STAY SAFE & HEALTHY. Lakewood, WA – On Saturday, April 4, watch the museum come to life as living historians participate in a national event, coordinated by the Smithsonian Magazine.  […]

Notable Pioneer Winters

Lakewood, WA – On Sunday, January 19, Historian and author Dennis Larsen will speak on winter storms affecting life at the fort in 1846, 1852, 1861, 1880 with a brief mention of weather events of 1950, 1962 and 2012.  Quarters 2 at 2 p.m.  Complimentary admission to lecture, donations are accepted, and guided tours available […]