Lacey Then, Lacey Now
***DATE CHANGE*** TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 5:30 p.m.,
Lacey City Hall Council Chambers
Join Lacey Museum Curator, Erin Quinn Valcho, on a photographic journey through Lacey's past featuring nostalgic images of the past and what those places look like today. Come and enjoy some of the surprising facts and funny stories that make up Lacey's past.
Washington's Undiscovered Feminists
Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Lacey City Hall Community Room
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest.
Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism whose inspiring stories reach back to the early years of our region. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11am-5pm
Saint Martin's University
Find the Lacey Museum booth with fun activities for kids! Click the link for more information on this FREE family friendly event.
Sasquatch Revealed Exhibit Opening
Friday, May 31, 2019, Lacey Museum
Canadian Bigfoot expert Christopher Murphy's exhibit is the largest collection of sasquatch-related artifacts and artwork ever assembled. Join us in celebrating the opening of this fun exhibit.
Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10 a.m.
Starts at the Lacey Museum
Join us for a free, historic walking tour of the oldest neighborhood in Lacey celebrating the legacy of the hard-working immigrants who settled here.
Thurston Throwback at the Thurston County Fair
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10am-5pm
Join Thurston County heritage groups at the Thurston County Fair on Sunday, August 4th for family-friendly interactive history activities and exhibits. This year's theme is TECHNOLOGY. We are right near the Main Gate in the Hicks Lake Barn, across from the Museum and the Bees.
Historic Bus Tour of Greater Lacey
October 2019 (Date TBD)
Registration will begin September 11, 2019
Our popular historic walking tour inspired us to branch out with a historic bus tour so that we can share even more interesting sights in the Lacey area. Stops will include the Ruddell Pioneer Cemetery, the Jacob Smith House and the original site of the Lacey racetrack. Museum educator Marisa Merkel will keep everyone entertained for this day-long adventure that will include lunch.
Be sure to check out the Lacey Parks & Recreation fall brochure when it comes out August 27th. Register early because this will fill up quickly!
Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State
November 2019 (Date TBD), 5:30 p.m. Lacey City Hall
Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.
Further, Banel explores how these storms can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.
Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest
December 2019 (Date TDB), 5:30 p.m. Lacey City Hall
From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining not just how we get around, but why we travel and where we might be going next.
The audience will be invited to share family stories of migration, memories of first flights and unforgettable car trips, and consider a future of autonomous cars and vacations in space.