Local museums to participate in Pierce County history event

The Foothills Historical Museum in Buckley, the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, the Carbon River Corridor/Wilkeson Historical Society and the Sumner Historical Society are coming together Feb. 24.

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 10:32am
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Pierce County history will come alive Saturday thanks to 10 museums and historical societies, including four from the local area.

Visitors will be able to step back in time and learn the history of Pierce County through photographs, displays and artifacts at a Discover Pierce County’s Heritage event in Orting. The special day of local history takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Pierce County Library System branch in Orting.

Ten historical societies and museums will gather at this free event to illustrate different snapshots of Pierce County history. Included in that group are the Foothills Historical Museum in Buckley, the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, the Carbon River Corridor/Wilkeson Historical Society and the Sumner Historical Society.

Other entities adding to the day are the DuPont Historical Society/Museum, the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center, Meeker Mansion, Orting Historical Society, Prairie House Museum and the South Hill Historical Society.

Individuals from the historical societies and small museums will share stories and information, all with the goal of bringing the history of Pierce County alive.

The Orting library is at 202 Washington Ave. S. in Orting.

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