Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
1801 Rainier St.  Steilacoom, WA  98388

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Museum, Orr Home, and Wagon Shop open
 weekends :    1:00 - 5:00
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Open 1:00 – 5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday starting April 4.  
Drop in and visit!  Museum, Orr Home, and Wagon Shop  on weekends! You can visit the museum and a docent will give you a tour of the Orr Home and demonstrations on old tools and woodworking techniques. 
It is time for Kids Club at the Steilacoom Historical Museum. The Kids Club is held the last Saturdays of each month from April to September from 1:00-3:00. It is two hours full of fun activities for ages 5-10. (Younger kids than 5 must be accompanied by a parent) Each month has a different theme and focal activity as well as giving kids the opportunity to explore the Museum and Wagon Shop. It’s not too early to be thinking about participating in the 4th of July parade. Kids who are interested can come to the June Kids Club and select clothing from our kid’s collection to wear in the parade.
May 30, Wooden Trains & Tracks—featuring a special guest

June 27,  games & 4th of July preparation

July 25, Treasures from Trash---Creative Recycling

August 29, Fiber Arts
Kids Club at the Museum
Activities by the Month
Steilacoom, WA  5-20-2015
Today SHMA announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. 
Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at
SHMA Welcomes US Open Visitors
The U.S. Open may be a first for Chambers Bay, however the neighboring town of Steilacoom is used to being first.

Celebrating 161 years since its incorporation as the first town in the state, Steilacoom offers historic homes, museums and sites with sweeping views of mountains, water and the course itself.  The Steilacoom Historic District provides a charming place to stroll and view the sunset.  The 1895 Bair Drug & Hardware Store is one of three buildings preserved by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association.  

Quiet and unassuming, this small town with big history has a strong sense of place.  Stop by, slow down and enjoy Steilacoom!