Spanaway removed from Historic Preservation Grants

Proposal No. R2017-121: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Approving the 2018 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Fund Disbursement as Recommended by the Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission. The commission removed the Spanaway Community Association proposal for historic road signs. Spanaway, as a community altered after the Growth Management Act and losing…

PICNIC – Spanaway Historical Society, July 16

Sunday, July 16 is the Annual Meeting and Picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society at the Prairie House Museum,  812 E. 176th Street in Spanaway, Washington. The picnic begins a little before noon on Sunday. Hamburgers, hotdogs and lemonade are supplied and the participants bring potluck dishes, salads and desserts. Many of the attendees are…

Spanaway Historical Society Picnic, July 19

Sunday, July 19 is the annual meeting and potluck picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society. Held at the Prairie House Museum, the annual party is a fun family event that includes a chance to see all the displays at the museum. Burgers, hot dogs and coffee are supplied by the historical society. Attendees bring favorite dishes…

Spanaway’s forgotten ties to Fort Steilacoom – April 12

Historic Fort Steilacoom Presentation This Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Jean Sensel, author of Images of America~Spanaway, tells true tales of Spanaway’s forgotten ties to Fort Steilacoom and the Northwest’s 1855 Indian War. Coffee and conversation to follow. Spanaway resident John Wilson Roberts leased his prairie land for militia training. Learn more about John and the…

Kids Day at the Prairie House Museum Apr 1

On Wednesday, April 1st, come spend the afternoon with us at the Prairie House Museum. This will be our 25th Kids’ Day. Enjoy life at the turn of the century. Tour our 1890’s farm house and outbuildings. Make butter, pop popcorn, see farm animals. We have lots of displays including a large Dollhouse all decorated for…

Spanaway’s Historical Society Picnic

SPANAWAY, WA — Each year on the third Sunday in July, the Spanaway Historical Society holds its annual picnic at the Prairie House Museum on 176th Street. Although the driveway was a bit difficult to find this year due to road construction, the event went off well on the cool, cloudy rainless day. Jean Sensel…

Spanaway Museum Holiday event Dec. 8

SPANAWAY, WA — The Spaanway Historical Society Christmas Open House is Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. at the Prairie House Museum, 812 E. 176th Street in Spanaway. Come Celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way. The Prairie House Museum is an 1890’s farm house. She’s all decorated for you. The tree is trimmed, the cookies are baking, the garland all…