Saturday, June 19th, 11am — 5pm

What's Cooking at Fort Nisqually?

Get a taste of life in the 1800s!

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum's re-enactors will serve up a day out of 1855 with a pinch of history, a dash of cooking and a smidgen of good old-fashioned fun, from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 19.

The public is encouraged to meet the re-enactors and explore the buildings, which will be open and staffed, and which include the Education Building and the Visitor Center built last year.

Fort workers will engage in friendly competition as they participate in a cooking contest which will culminate with judging at 3:30 pm. At noon and 2 pm author Vanessa Winn will discuss her book “The Chief Factor's Daughter”, a fictional story based on the daughters of John & Josette Work, followed by book signing opportunities.

A number of artifacts that illustrate the table wares associated with the fort in the 1850s are on display at the temporary exhibit The Abundant Table: Meal Time at Fort Nisqually. This exhibit answers many questions about the fort such as the types of pottery fragments and patterns found at the original fort site, the daily menu of HBC workers and insight into dining at the Factor's House.

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Fort Nisqually
(253) 591-5339
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA, 98407
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