HFSA began in 1983, when local volunteers raised funds and donated generously of their time and skills to renovate and restore the original officer’s homes that had been left in disrepair. The purpose of HFSA is to restore and preserve historic Fort Steilacoom; to perpetuate the significance of the site for the benefit of the public by operating a museum complex and a strong educational program stressing the role of the Fort in Northwest history.
Each month HFSA sponsors monthly events and activities to promote the history and personalities associated with Fort Steilacoom. HFSA is a non-profit 501c3 organization run by volunteers who’s Board of Directors meet each month to determine the direction of the museum interpretation. Volunteers host various work parties, living history demonstrations, guided tours of the fort buildings, & lecture programs. While operating the museum, HFSA also operates a gift store that is open to the public throughout the year.
Over the years, the museum has continued to grow and develop thanks to the generous support of donors like you. Joining the association or making a donation goes a long way towards raising funds used to leverage capital grants to successfully do the job of preserving a historic site. Your support, at every level, is greatly appreciated.