Lacey Museum to Host Open House

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Lacey City Council Member, Cynthia Pratt, enters the current Lacey Museum. A proposed project will create much needed space for the museum's collection as well as provide an 1891 replica of the train depot.

 

Submitted by City of Lacey/Parks & Recreation Dept

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Lacey City Council Member, Cynthia Pratt, enters the current Lacey Museum.

The public is invited to spend an afternoon at the Lacey Museum, located at 829 Lacey Street SE in the historic neighborhood of Lacey, on Wednesday, August 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteer gallery hosts, Lacey Historical Commissioners, and the Museum Curator will be on hand to conduct individualized tours through the museum. A presentation will be given on the current status of the new museum project, the Lacey Museum at the Depot, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served outside in the garden.

The Lacey Historical Commission will hold their August meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the main room or garden of the museum, weather permitting. Historical Commission monthly meetings are usually held in the Lacey City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.

The Lacey Museum is located in a historic structure, originally built as a private residence in the later 1920s by Fred Russell. In the late 1940s, the building was used by the Lacey Volunteer Fire Department. After Lacey incorporated as a city in 1966, it became the first City Hall. In 1979, the decision was made to create a local museum on land donated by the Lacey Women’s Club. The building was moved from Pacific Avenue to its current location on Lacey Street. The Lacey Museum opened to the public in 1981 and has since displayed historical photographs, objects, and documents related to local heritage and Lacey history.

The museum is usually closed on Wednesdays. For those who are unable to attend the Afternoon at the Museum event on August 20, the museum will be open to the public during its normal hours of operation on Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Erin Quinn Valcho, Museum Curator by phone at (360) 413-3557 or (360) 438-0209, or by email at equinnva@ci.lacey.wa.us.

 

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