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Special Exhibits

Favorite Things
November 29, 2014 – March 15, 2015

The beautiful, the unusual, and the ordinary come together in this exhibit of a variety of objects from the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s collection. Each has a story to tell — how it was made, who owned it, how it got here, or how it has inspired interpreters at Fort Nisqually. These “object stories” provide a glimpse into the past and present at Fort Nisqually. 

All the objects in the exhibit can be accessed through the Fort’s newly available on-line catalog. The catalog includes more than 100 objects in the Forts collection.
Read more about the online catalog.


Across the Pond: The Voyage of a Beaver Pelt     
March 21 – July 19, 2015  

Beaver pelts were at the center of the fur trade, and the reason Fort Nisqually was established. Where did the pelts come from? How did they get here? Where did they go? Join the journey in this family-friendly exhibit. Meet the people and explore the modes of transportation involved in getting these valuable furs to market.