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Sewing to Sowing
April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$5
Experience the joys and labors of springtime in the 1850s during Sewing to Sowing on Saturday, April 23, 11am–4pm. Sow seeds to take home, learn hand-sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. Visit with baby chicks and lambs. Play 19th century games and visit with several dozen re-enactors as they live life in the 19th century.
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.