February, 2017

1feb - 28All DaySaving Fort NisquallyFort Nisqually Living History MuseumEvent Type :Exhibition


Event Details

In 1933, two of Fort Nisqually’s historic buildings were relocated from DuPont to Point Defiance Park and reconstruction of the historic site commenced. This exhibit tells the story of the relocation and reconstruction of the Fort, including the involvement of Tacoma civic groups and work by the CCC and the WPA.

This exhibit will consist of wall-mounted panels and photograph reproductions exploring the 1930s era restoration of the Fort at Point Defiance Park by the Young Men’s Business Club, Works Progress Administration, and local work relief programs. Artifacts on display will illustrate the process by which the Fort was rebuilt (items such as tools and blueprints), and the significance of the Fort for local history, as it was understood at the time. A map and video slide-show will show locations and photographs of other WPA projects in the park and nearby, providing additional context.

Hands-on exhibit components may include:

  • a miniature post-in-sill building that can be repeatedly built and dismantled
  • coloring pages for young children
  • A take-away map of CCC and WPA projects to explore in Point Defiance Park and other nearby locations.


February 1 (Wednesday) - 28 (Tuesday)


Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

5400 N Pearl St. #11 Tacoma, Washington 98407

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