Historic Fort Steilacoom 2018 Events Schedule

January 21, 2018 (Sun.): “Ezra Meeker”
Dennis Larson, a local historian, will speak about Ezra Meeker and his impact on area history as it relates to Fort Steilacoom. Quarters 2 at 2 p.m. Donations accepted.

February 10, 2018 (Sat.): Valentine Tea
Tea and cakes will be served at 2 p.m. There will be entertainment and also a “Fancy Fair” silent auction. Ladies of the Fort will be in period dress. Come wearing your own period fashion if you wish. Quarters 2 at 2 p.m. Reservations required with paid fee of $15.00. Call (253) 582-5838.
March 18, 2018 (Sun.): “Veterans of the Civil War and PTSD”
Col. Russell Hicks, M.D. and psychiatrist will present a topic on PTSD during the Civil War. He will also discuss aspects of its evolving diagnosis. Quarters 2 at 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
April 14, 2018 (Sat.): Open House and Used Book Sale

An open house with building tours and a book sale will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. See the new and updated displays and the additions to the Research Center.

May 20, 2018 (Sun.): “Civil War Medicine”
Chris Keyes will tell about Civil War medicine in Quarters 2 at 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
May 27, 2018 (Sun.): Memorial Day Weekend—Fort opens for its Sunday tours
The fort museum will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. each Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day in September.
June 16, 2018 (Sat.): United States Flag Retirement Ceremony

With help from young Scouts, a dignified flag disposal ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Bring your old, worn flags. Building tours will follow, ending at 4 p.m.

July 4, 2018 (Wed.): Independence Day
Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will support the city of Steilacoom in celebrating our nation’s independence. We will have a booth with fort information and gift items to buy next to the Steilacoom Town Hall.

July 14, 2018 (Sat.): Open House hosted by Living Historians
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Living Historians in period dress will show the historic buildings and answer questions about the U.S. Army during its occupation of Fort Steilacoom. Donations accepted.
September 22, 2018 (Sat.): Museum Day Live—Smithsonian
Fort Steilacoom will come alive as Living Historians live and work as soldiers, officers, their wives, children and friends. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special invitation to students, home-schoolers, and scouts.
October 21, 2018 (Sun.): “A Necessary Evil, the Army Sutler”
Lawrence Bateman and Dennis Eller will tell about the role of the Army sutler during the 1800s, followed by a tour of the Sutler Store exhibit. Historic Fort Steilacoom Association will precede the program with its brief Annual Meeting and election at 2 p.m. in Quarters 2. Donations accepted.
November 18, 2018 (Sun.): “The Hospital Matron”
Trish Bures will tell about the role and duties of the hospital nurse at Fort Steilacoom. Quarters 2 at 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
December 8, 2018 (Sat.): Christmas at Ft. Steilacoom
Living Historians will present a period candle-light Christmas. The gift shop will also be open for Christmas shopping. Tickets will be available at the Fort Steilacoom Interpretive Center in Quarters 4 during the event, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3, family $10 (parents & kids).

Note: Visit our website for updates to the program schedule: www.historicfortsteilacoom.org