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April 23

Sewing to Sowing 2016

Saturday, April 23 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

Explore and Play at Fort Nisqually’s Living History Day

Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum during Sewing to Sowing, Saturday April 23, 11 am to 5 pm. 

Throughout the day-long event, visitors can tour the Fort’s Heritage Gardens and sow seeds to take home. There is a large kitchen garden, native plant garden, a small orchard and a patch of wheat. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn hand sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, see a display of their masterful handiwork, and watch demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson.

Families will enjoy playing 1800s games, churning butter, and meeting the Fort’s chicks and chickens. There will be several dozen reenactors cheerfully cooking in the kitchen, spinning yarn in the Laborers’ Dwelling, and hammering in the blacksmith’s shop.

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests 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 Visitor Center with Museum Store. 

Event admission is $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free.
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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St. in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407