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June 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm$5
Discover farm to table, 19th century style, as informative speakers mix with 1850s reenactors to inform and demonstrate heritage foodways. Heritage Foodways takes place on Saturday, June 18, 11am–5pm. Speakers will give a variety of presentations and demonstrations on heritage food topics such as pickling and smoking, foraging for native plants, and raising chickens. Visitors can tour the fort’s heritage kitchen garden and chicken coop, orchard, and grain patch and learn how these relate to the agricultural history of the Fort. Throughout the day, the Fort’s reenactors will be creating 19th century meals on a wood stove, over campfires, and in a brick bake oven. The reenactors will compete for the coveted “Golden Skillet,” doing their best to impress a panel of judges with the taste and presentation of their dish.
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 with the help of costumed interpreters. 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.