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Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
1801 Rainier St.  Steilacoom, WA  98388
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The Museum is currently closed 
But it will re-open April 4th and will be open 
Saturday-Sunday 1PM-5PM
Saving the Orr Home

Knitting Club
Knitting Club is designed for grade school students, but all are welcome. Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 on February 29, Please register by calling SHMA at (253) 584-4133.
Sunday, February 23, 1:00, at the Museum

Past SHMA President David Welch will recount the Fall and Rise of the Orr Home. In 1996, the Orr Home had been jacked up for construction of a new foundation. The bracings proved inadequate and the structure collapsed. No one was hurt, but it started a major debate within the organization on whether to try to find funding for repairs or write the building off as a total loss. Dave will recount the accident and the following six years of work. Following the talk, he will take groups around the house, pointing out things he covered.