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May 7

In Her Shoes: The Women of Fort Nisqually

Saturday, May 7 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

Join us for opening day of the new exhibit at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. It will be marked by a visit from one of the 19th century ladies of the Fort, Letitia Work Huggins. 

“This is a family-friendly exhibit exploring the heritage and lives of the girls and women at historic Fort Nisqually,” said Exhibit Curator Chris Fiala Erlich. “It seems fitting to open the exhibit with a visit from Letitia.”
 
Letitia was the daughter of a Hudson’s Bay Company manager and the wife of Fort clerk and manager Edward Huggins. Her story is one of those featured in the exhibit. Her sewing machine and sewing box are two of the objects on display. Reenactor Dana Repp brings Letitia to life.  Repp has extensively researched Letitia’s life and portrayed her at the Tacoma Cemetery Tour. On May 7, she will give a short performance as Letitia at noon. She will then be accepting callers to the Factor’s House the rest of the day, while working on a needlework project. 

For more about the exhibit, click here

Letitia’s visit is made possible through Crafts of the Past, which is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and supported by a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission.