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Upcoming Fort Nisqually (in Point Defiance Park) Events

September 7

Crafts of the Past

Saturday, September 7

Learn a different 19th century craft every weekend from a visiting artist.

Visitors are invited to participate in a hands-on activity by the various artists to discover just what it takes to produce the various art forms. Each weekend an artist will display and demonstrate a specific 19th century art or craft such as Native American beadwork, banjo making, silver in-lay, Native American basketry and more!

Sponsored by Tacoma Arts Commission and the Nisqually Indian Tribe.

Free with Fort admission
Fort Hours: 11am-5pm


Upcoming Schedule:

  • September 7 and 8  – Alan Archambault – Historic illustrations and artwork
  • September 14 and 15  – Steve Baima – Steve will be demonstrating brass engraving (hand hammering). He is the president of the Washington Historical Gunmakers Guild.
  • September 21 and 22  – Glenn Sutt – Glenn will be demonstrating wire inlay and powder horn making. He frequently decorates his powder horns with beautiful silver in-lay designs.
  • September 28 and 29  – Synthia Santos, Textile Arts  –  Synthia will display reproduction period clothing, knitted items, accessories and bookmarks that she has made. She will also display the original period pattern or picture that inspired her reproductions. 

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

5400 N. Pearl St., #11
Tacoma WA, 98407
FortNisqually.org