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June 18

Heritage Foodways 2016

Saturday, June 18 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

From Garden to Table, the 19th Century Way

The aromas of fresh baked bread, savory stews, and roasting game will greet guests during Heritage Foodways on June 18, 11 am–5 pm. 
Fort guests will get tips for the 21st century from 19th century traditions on seed saving, heirloom gardening, food preservation, butter making, and raising backyard chickens.  

The highlight of the event is the 19th century cooking contest. The Fort's reenactors will spend the day creating meals on a wood stove, over campfires, and in a brick bake oven. The cooks are competing for the coveted “Golden Skillet” award. A panel of judges shall decide the winner. Judging takes place at 3:30. 

Fort cooks will try to sway the judges with the flavor of their dishes and with an entertaining story about how they created their tasty dish at Fort Nisqually in the 1850s. They also score points for historical authenticity and for using produce and herbs directly from the Fort’s gardens. 

Guests can also visit with reenactors located throughout the Fort to hear about the Fort’s history, play 19th century games, and walk through the Fort’s gardens

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. For more information call (253) 591-5339.
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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St. in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407