Visit the Lacey Museum

Located in the heart of Lacey’s historic neighborhood, discover Lacey’s surprising and fascinating past in the charming 1928 Russell House, once a residence, fire station, and Lacey’s first City Hall.

Upcoming Events

history talks with the lacey museum
Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2023
6:30 pm
Revealing Records in the Washington State Archives


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Learn tips and tricks for using the State and Southwest Regional Archives located in Olympia. Whether you are searching for your family history, property records, or looking for photos, maps, or clippings, this informative and illustrated talk will provide valuable insight on accessing and utilizing the state and local collections.

Saturday, Mar. 04, 2023
10:00 am
Lacey Cultural Celebration


Savor the sights and sounds of the world without leaving Lacey!  Share the heritage and cultures of our community at the Cultural Celebration. This year will be bigger than ever as we bring the world to you.  Enjoy music and dance presentations by local and regional performing arts groups.  Learn about various world traditions through demonstrations and displays.  Sample the flavors and art of the world with our diverse food and craft vendors. Bring the kids for hands-on crafts!  This is an event designed for the whole family.

history talks with the lacey museum
Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2023
6:30 pm
Germans in the South Puget Sound Region in the late 19th Century


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After the Civil War, quite a few young men from the Prussian region of Germany made their way to the South Puget Sound, lured by expectations of prosperity—jobs, free land—and religious and social freedoms. This talk focuses on the life and death of one, Friedrich Richter, who for a time owned property on the east bank of the Nisqually Delta, land that one day would become part of the Braget Family Farm.

history talks with the lacey museum
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023
6:30 pm
A History of the Northwest Passage in Five Maps


Using a series of rarely seen historic maps drawn from the collection of the Washington State Library and the Washington State Historical Society, Dave Nicandri will discuss the evolution of the Northwest Passage as a cartographic concept.  The principle figures in this story are British explorers James Cook, his one-time midshipman George Vancouver, Montreal-based fur trader Alexander Mackenzie, and Lewis & Clark.