Leschi Honor Walk 2015

Today I had the privilege of joining the Nisqually Tribe of Indians out on JBLM in the artillery impact zone.  This is a special treat the base provides to the Tribe so they can visit parts of their reservation that were condemned and are unreachable due to the dangerous activities in the area. More of the…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

Flag lowering, April 15 – 150 years, remembrance of Abe Lincoln

Governor Inslee directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, April 15, in honor of a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, and died on April 15, 150 years ago. Flags should remain at half-staff until…

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…

Pierce County opens application window for Historic Preservation Grant Program

Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission has opened the application process for the 2016 Preservation Grant Program. Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. For stabilization, restoration, or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government (CLG) register-listed buildings or structures, the maximum request is $15,000. For photographic/document preservation, historic markers, history…

DB Cooper and the FBI is published by local reporter/author

Greetings Everyone – I have BIG NEWS! In the works since 2008, my book, DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, is now available at Amazon, in a Kindle version, which is an e-book.  The text reads very easily on a commuter screen, but is designed for tablets and…

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…

Shipwrecks of the Nisqually Reach – Feb. 8

Hello All The DuPont Historical Society and Museum are sponsoring Captain Ethan Allen’s power point presentation “The Shipwrecks of the Nisqually Reach” Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the historic DuPont Community Presbyterian Church, 502 Barksdale Ave., DuPont WA 98327. The talk will include the history and legacy of the shipwrecks, which are visible…

Christmas Past at the Prairie House Museum Dec 7

Come Celebrate Christmas theold fashioned way.  On Dec 7 from 1-3 pm The Prairie House Museum will be open. The museum is an 1890’s farm house. She’s all decorated for you. The tree is trimmed, the cookies are baking, the garland all hung. There will be a few extra surprises this year. Our dollhouse will be decorated for Christmas….

PLU hosts exclusive U.S. premiere of art exhibition

PLU HOSTS EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE OF ART EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY TACOMA, WA—Pacific Lutheran University’s Scandinavian Cultural Center will host the exclusive U.S. premiere of a modern-art exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. During the Napoleonic war in 1814, Denmark lost control over Norway, a territory it had held…

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…

Meet the author of – Spanaway

Meet the author of the Images of America book, Spanaway. Jean Sensel will be at the Puyallup Costco, on Friday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. She will answer questions and tell stories beyond the book. Non-members of Costco can get a one-day pass at the customer service desk. For instance, Chapter Five: The…