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Upcoming Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Events

Friday, May 31

Homespun Happy Hour

6:00 pm

We are taking the maker movement back in time!  Join us this summer for three evenings of "make and take" 19th century crafts. This is a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting, and more! T... More

Saturday, June 1

Crafts of the Past
Meet modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions as they share the methods and materials of their work. Free with admission. Held on June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3.       Fort Nisqually Living History ... More

Saturday, June 15

Plough to Plate

11:00 am

Discover farm to table, 19th century style, at Plough to Plate!   Throughout the day guests can tour the heritage kitchen garden and poultry house, orchard, and grain patch and learn how these relate to the agricultural history of the F... More

Friday, June 28

Homespun Happy Hour

6:00 pm

We are taking the maker movement back in time!  Join us this summer for three evenings of "make and take" 19th century crafts. This is a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, candle making, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting, a... More

Saturday, July 6

Crafts of the Past
Meet modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions as they share the methods and materials of their work. Free with admission. Held on June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3.       Fort Nisqually Living History ... More

Friday, July 12

Family Fun Night

6:00 pm

Grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and head to 1855 for an evening of old fashioned family fun!  On Friday, July 6th from 6pm to 9pm Fort Nisqually will host Family Fun Night, an evening of 19th century entertainment for kids of ... More

Friday, July 26

Homespun Happy Hour

6:00 pm

We are taking the maker movement back in time!  Join us this summer for three evenings of "make and take" 19th century crafts. This is a chance to try your hand at scrimshaw, candle making, leatherwork, tinsmithing, felting, a... More

Saturday, August 3

Crafts of the Past
Meet modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions as they share the methods and materials of their work. Free with admission. Held on June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3.       Fort Nisqually Living History ... More

Saturday, August 10

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 ... More

Sunday, August 11

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 ... More

Saturday, September 7

Harvest Home

11:00 am

Join us to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at our Harvest Home festival. Visitors can learn to make corn husk dolls, weave wheat straw, play popular Victorian games, and help decorate the hock cart that will carry the last... More

Saturday, September 21

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Fort Nisqually

11:00 am

At  Fort Nisqually visitors can travel back in time and experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the granary and the factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a v... More

Friday, October 4

Candlelight Tour 2019

7:00 pm

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

Saturday, October 5

Candlelight Tour 2019

7:00 pm

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