Buckley Hall to host Pierce County “history day”

Come learn about your area nearly two dozen historical societies.

Pierce County history will be on full display Saturday and Plateau communities will figure prominently in the show.

All are invited to hear and share stories of Pierce County’s history at “Discover Pierce County’s Heritage: From the Foothills to Puget Sound Shores.” The free, family-friendly event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buckley Hall, 127 N. River Ave., in Buckley.

In all, 20 historical societies and museums will gather together to share historical information about the county’s varied communities through interactive displays.

Local organizations participating in Saturday’s event include the Foothills Historical Society, Greater Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps Historical Society, Sumner Ryan House Museum and the Wilkeson Historical Society/Carbon River Corridor. Also from the local scene will be the still-new Buckley Odd Fellows and Rebekah Historical Museum, as well as the Buckley City Cemetery.

Other participating groups from throughout the county include:

• DuPont Historical Society

• Fife History Museum

• Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

• Fox Island Historical Society and Museum

• Friends of Karshner Museum

• Gig Harbor Peninsula Museum and Historical Society

• Graham Historical Society

• Heritage Quest Research Library

• Orting Historical Society

• Points Northeast Historical Society

• South Hill Historical Society

• Spanaway Historical Society and the Prairie House Museum

• Steilacoom Historical Museum Association

• The Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Mansion

Saturday’s event is sponsored by Friends of the Buckley Library, in partnership with the Foothills Historical Society and Museum.

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