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Fort Steilacoom - 15 November 2015

Come to artist-historian, Alan Archambault's Illustrated talk about military uniforms worn by the soldiers at Fort Steilacoom from 1849-1868.

November 15, 2015 in Quarters 2 at 2 p.m.

9601 Steilacoom Blvd S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498
(on the grounds of Western State Hospital)

Information 253-582-5838 or

SHMA Holiday Store - 14 November thru 6 December 2015

The Museum Holiday Store will be open on Saturday (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) and Sunday (Noon to 4:00 pm) from November 14th through December 6th.

We will also be open on December 4th from 5:30-8:30 pm during the Magical Night at the Wagon Shop.

We will also have a booth at the Red Ribbon Bazaar at Steilacoom High School on December 5th.

Always a great time to get holiday gifts including ornaments, advent calendars, jewelry, decorations, and many more.

The SHMA 2016 calendar will also be available for $10.

17th Annual Red Ribbon Bazaar - 5 December 2015

The 17th annual Red Ribbon Bazaar will be held at Steilacoom High School (54 Sentinel Drive) on Saturday, December 5th, 2014 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It is sponsored by the SHS Booster Club.

This favorite holiday tradition features homemade handcrafted arts and crafts and other items perfect for holiday giving and enjoyment. Caroling and Choirs, Lunch and Espresso, Bake Sales, Kid's Games and Crafts, Pictures with Santa, a Silent Tree Auction and Baskets perfect for the season.

The Senior Class of 2015 Raffle will also be drawn at the event.

The $1 admission goes to support the art, athletic and academic activities at Steilacoom High School. Come feel the spirit of giving and community!

Box Tops for Education & Campbell's Soup Labels

Help Steilacoom's schools by saving and turning in the Box Tops for Education and/or Campbell's Soup labels at any school.

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We Love Steilacoom Association Food Pantry

The Association operates a food bank for low-income individuals and families. Additionally, the Association provides need-based assistance for utility payments and, to the extent funds are available, scholarships for Steilacoom High School students with preference given to those attending a 2-year college or vocational school.

Food distributions are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Oberlin Congregational Church. Food donations may be dropped off at the Community Center or at the Food Bank during operating hours.

Financial contributions for any of the programs, including the scholarship program, may be dropped off at the Community Center. A separate check, made payable to the Association, may also be sent in with your utility bill.

For more information, contact Paul Loveless at 581-1912 or Sharon Cornett, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 581-1076.


You will meet great new friends and have fun!
  • For activities at the Community Center, contact Pauline Monk at 983-2599.
  • The Steilacoom Food Bank always welcomes volunteers. Contact Paul Loveless at 983-2074
  • We have a very active volunteer Parks Group. Contact Nancy Henderson at 584-7284
  • The Citizens Fireworks Committee is preparing for this year's 4th of July. Contact Danny Lopez at 582-4995.

Steilacoom Museum Association Annual Events
  • Ice Cream Social located on the Museum patio on Rainier Street.
    During the Town-Wide 4th of July Celebration, Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Salmon Bake on the shores of Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach.
    Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Apple Squeeze
    Festival of the apple with 20 presses for cider squeezing; apple products for sale.
    1st Sunday in October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Christmas At the Orr Home
    253 584-4133 for more information
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Steilacoom's Main Street, a route through Puget Sound History - By Nancy Covert

Come Memorial Day 2014, national and state flags will ripple from the lamp posts lining Main Street that are accented with colorful, flowering baskets that remain in place until after Labor Day.

That's the way Steilacoomites celebrate the spring/summer seasons in its waterfront town, a place that once had sincere aspirations to become: state capitol, terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad, summer resort destination, and a few other things... after it was founded in the 19th century. Tacoma, i.e., "the City of Destiny" and, later, other cities, eventually took over those roles.

Instead Steilacoom, a 2.1 square mile town, became a Bedroom Community. But that's OK with its residents, who take pride in the 160-year history that it marks this year. This summer, while visiting the Town on the Sound, take time to enjoy its popular Farmers Market and Concerts in the Park: two of the town's most enjoyable summer activities.

Although Main St. is technically the second major arterial in the Town of Pink Flowers-Steilacoom's Main Street also is one rich in history about the first town in the state-founded 160 years ago this spring. Since this year also marks Washington State's 125th Anniversary, it's a dual opportunity to learn more about the city's role in early state history.

For those who haven't already visited Steilacoom Historical Museum on Main Street or the Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum on Lafayette Street, consider stopping by these local repositories of community history. Both sites offer overviews about why this area was settled first in the state-160 years ago.

The steep route-3/10th of a mile, from the top of Main to the waterfront below, bypasses a community center, public safety department, Immaculate Conception Mission Church, as well as Steilacoom Historical Museum, Orr's wagon Shop, Town Hall, and terminates at the Bandstand in Pioneer Orchard Park, with a marker for the site of the town's first school, plus a spectacular view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

Just around the corner from the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets, is Chambers Bay Road: the route to the 2015 USGA tournament at Chambers Bay. Enjoy your summer-whether it's shopping at the Market or enjoying the music in the Park-very few places compare with Steilacoom.

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10511 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W.
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Pederson & Sons Contractors

Full service, licensed, bonded, insured general contractor. Home improvement, repair, remodeling company specializing in residential and commercial projects. Will beat any written estimate and help you design your project to work within your budget.
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916 1st Street
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Town of Steilacoom Annual Events
Garden Club Plant Sale - Second Saturday in May
Steilacoom Farmers Market - June, July, August - Every Wednesday
Concerts In The Park - June, July, August - Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Old Fashioned, Hometown, Independence Day Parade, Street Fair, Fireworks
Salmon Bake - Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Garage Sale Saturday - Second Saturday in August, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apple Squeeze - First Sunday in October, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas At Town Hall - First Friday in December
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Custom, rustic woodworking. Corbels, beams,
columns, mantles, arches, doors, gates, purlins,
signs, cat houses, doghouses, bird houses,
log shelters, animal sculptures, tikis, and
ornamental crosses.
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