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Fort Nisqually Events 2017

Saturday, January 7

Heritage Skills Workshop - Bread Making

10:00 am

$25 Ages 16+ Make bread dough from scratch, try your hand at churning butter, and tour our period kitchen and bake oven in this two hour hands-on workshop. More

 

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Saturday, February 4

Heritage Skills Workshop - Backyard Poultry

Chickens10:00 am

$25 Ages 16+ In this two-hour workshop participants will learn to make bread dough from scratch, try their hand at churning butter, and tour our period kitchen and bake oven.  You’ll leave with a fresh batch of dough ready for th... More

 

 

Saturday, March 4

Heritage Skills Workshop - Beekeeping

1undefined2:00 pm

$25 Ages 16+ This workshop will cover the basics to successfully rear honeybees at home.  Topics will include hive types and materials and participants will construct and tend hives located in Pt. Defiance Park to gain practical knowle... More

 

Saturday, April 15

Sewing to Sowing

11:00 am

Experience the joys and labors of springtime in the 1850s. Sow seeds to take home, learn hand-sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wil... More


Saturday, May 20

Queen Victoria's Birthday

11:00 am

Relive the festive 19th century celebrations surrounding a royal holiday. A merry mood permeates the Fort on this occasion. At noon, bagpipes announce the start of the traditional tributes to the queen. The pipes are followed by a musket volley... More


Saturday, June 24

Plough to Plate

11:00 am

Discover farm to table, 19th century style, as informative speakers mix with 1850s historical interpreters to inform and demonstrate heritage foodways. Speakers will give a variety of presentations and demonstrations on heritage food topics suc... More


Friday, July 14

Family Fun Night

6:00 pm

Children will race for saltwater taffy fired from the candy cannon as several cannon firings punctuate an evening of 19th century fun with the Fort’s living historians. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and join in scavenger h... More


Friday, July 21

Friday at the Fort

6:00 pm

Bring your friends and enjoy a summer evening party in the unique setting of Fort Nisqually and Point Defiance Park. The beauty of the Park at dusk surrounds you while live music adds energy and fun to the scene. Choose to kick back and relax o... More


Saturday, August 12

Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to t... More


Sunday, August 13

Brigade Encampment

11:00 am

Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to t... More


Saturday, September 9

Harvest Home

11:00 am

Join us to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at our Harvest Home festival.  The day will include popular Victorian games, traditional music and dance performances, and the arrival of the hock cart carrying the last sheaf o... More


Friday, October 6

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men and women of the Hudson&rsqu... More


Saturday, October 7

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men and women of the Hudson&rsqu... More

 

November 4

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Heritage Skills Workshop - Food Preservation
10am - Noon

Learn how people in the Washington Territory prepared for the long winter with this hands-on workshop about food preservation techniques.  Topics covered will include pickling, canning, and making kraut. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.

 

Saturday, December 2

A 19th Century Christmas

11:00 am

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log, towed in by young visitors at 1 pm. Every... More

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