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Fort Steilacoom Park is topic of annual meeting Oct. 15

The Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will host its annual meeting online at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15. There will be a brief business meeting where members will elect officers to the board of directors. Then the gathering will quickly move to the topic, “The historic significance of Fort Steilacoom and Fort Steilacoom Park.” The […]

Call for volunteers: Would you like to get involved in local history?

The period during and after the pandemic mixed things up for volunteer organizations throughout Puget Sound and the nation. We have plenty of room for volunteers with a desire to get involved and to help the community. Here is a list of some volunteer opportunities with Fort Steilacoom: We seek help with our website. There are […]

Museum board president calls for new way of managing historic site

The board president of Historic Fort Steilacoom recently authored a personal opinion column for The News Tribune. The original draft is reprinted here for convenience, and reflects Walter Neary’s personal opinion. Current ownership of Fort Steilacoom masks the early history of Washington Territory or Hospitals and museums are different things By Walter Neary   When […]

Celebrating women’s history in Washington Territory

Fort Steilacoom Museum in Lakewood is honored to focus on the history of women in the early creation of Washington Territory through a series of three videos found on our YouTube channel. The three videos illuminate the lives and activities of women who lived in Puget Sound in the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s. We hope […]

We’re looking for volunteers! Engage Puget Sound history in a fun way

Like a lot of organizations, Fort Steilacoom was affected by the pandemic. We lost some volunteers, and we were not open to meet people to replace those volunteers. In order to continue our programs as before the pandemic – and even better – we’re recruiting for the following: We’re looking for a tour volunteer coordinator. We […]

Fort Steilacoom Hosts First Book Sale in Lakewood since 2019

Looking for a good book to go with your mug of tea and cozy sweater this Fall? Then stop by the Fort Steilacoom Book Sale next Saturday and pick up a familiar favorite or new classic while supporting this historic site! This used book sale includes everything from military history books to pulp sci-fi/fantasy novels […]