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 for the standard fee. DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE RELEASE.
Lakewood, WA – On December 14, Celebrate the Christmas season as living historians in period clothing present a period candle light Christmas. The gift shop will be open for holiday shopping. Tickets to the event will be available for purchase in the Interpretive Center/Quarters 4. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Visit http://historicfortsteilacoom.org/ for more details. DOWNLOAD RELEASE
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Lakewood, WA – On November 16, Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will host a Living History and Reenacting Swap Meet. The event will feature original and reproduction items, spanning the distance from the American Revolutionary War through the present-day Gulf Wars. The Swap Meet will run from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Guests will receive complimentary admission to both the Swap Meet and Interpretive Center. Guided tours will not be available during the swap meet. Visit http://historicfortsteilacoom.org/ for more details. DOWNLOAD THE NEWS RELEASE.
Lakewood, WA – On October 20, Gideon Pete will describe how the federal government created permanent Army posts in the west, replacing temporary camps. The Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will precede the program with a brief membership Annual Meeting and election of officers in Quarters 2 at 2:00 p.m. Complimentary admission to lecture and interpretive center, as well as, refreshments available. Guided tours available for the standard fee, visit http://historicfortsteilacoom.org/ for more details. DOWNLOAD THE NEWS RELEASE.
Lakewood, WA – On September 21, Watch the museum come to life as living historians participate in a national event, coordinated by the Smithsonian Magazine. Volunteers live and work as soldiers, officers, wives, children and friends of the garrison. Complimentary admission to Lakewood residents and those with Museum Day passes. To get your own pass, visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/ for more details. This event will take place in Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DOWNLOAD THE NEWS RELEASE
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Lakewood, WA – On July 13, Historic Fort Steilacoom will host the annual Living History Open House. Admission during the Open House is free, but donations are appreciated. The museum will open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Guests may begin their visit at the interpretive center in Quarters 4, where you can view and excellent diorama of the historic post. The diorama provides a great glimpse into how the fort appeared during the 1850s occupation. Also on display in Quarters 4 are exhibits displaying items and uniforms used at the fort from 1849-68. DOWNLOAD NEWS RELEASE
Historic Fort Steilacoom participates in the Town of Steilacoom’s annual celebration of our nation’s independence by having an information booth at the street fair next to Town Hall. Stop by from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Thursday, July 4th to take a picture with living historians in period clothing. Donations are appreciated.
Enjoy another story we have to tell! Visit Historic Fort Steilacoom to find Legacy Washington’s exhibit “Young Man in a Hurry: The Life of Isaac Stevens” on display until May 2020. If you’re in Lakewood, check it out! Free admission to the exhibit with the purchase of a guided tour. For hours and fees visit http://historicfortsteilacoom.org/visit/