While we are always admission-free, SHMA is proud to be part of this effort to thank our military families.
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The 43rd Annual
Steilacoom Apple Squeeze 2016
Sunday, October 2 from 10 to 4 in historic downtown Steilacoom
Be there or be pear!
Old Pioneer School Celebrates 100 Years
An exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Old Pioneer School building on 511 Chambers Street displays school artifacts such as rosters, photos, report cards, books and even a replica of Miss Tait – one of the most remembered educators from the early days of Pioneer.
Newly restored the school is now used as the Steilacoom Historical School District Administration Office headquarters. Some residents in town still remember the bells ringing for class in the old building.
The Doering Family
On the day Washington Territory became a state, Nick Doering and Emma Whitzel were married in Steilacoom- November 11, 1889. Nick came west looking for a land of opportunity and chose Steilacoom. For over 50 years, as an enterprising businessman, he ran the Steilacoom Transfer Company with its wagons and livery stable, did hauling of all types.
Descendant and member Shirley Kapala, has donated several artifacts from the Doering family. These new acquisitions are currently displayed at the Museum.
Come press apples into cider, stroll the street fair of hand made crafts, listen to toe-tapping music all day.
Eat great food including apple pie and ice cream in Town Hall and cider floats! Pick up some award winning pre-squeezed cider by Lattin’s Country Cider Mill.
Children’s activities will be available, the Steilacoom Tribal Museum and the Steilacoom Historical Museum will be open and there will be pony rides from noon to 4.
See spinning and weaving demonstrations, and browse the vintage and reproduction apple labels in Town Hall.
Bring a fruit and a leaf and our apple ID experts will tell you about your apple tree. Wander through the Nathaniel Orr historic orchard, visit the Orr Wagon Shop and check out the museum. For more information, call 253-584-4133