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

Friday, Dec. 1 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Signing Santa

The Signing Santa program, presented by the Signing Santa Organization and Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation, brings children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, friends, and the community together. It’s a chance for all children to gather and see the spirit of giving, seek new friends, and promote awareness of the deaf community to all.

Monday, Dec. 4 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lacey Lighted Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the fun as we light up Lacey!  Don’t miss the Lacey Lighted Parade of Vehicles as it travels down Sleater-Kinney, 7th Ave SE, and past Huntamer Park!  Follow the parade to the park and join us for the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree’ and all of Huntamer Park in an old-fashioned ceremony where Santa is the guest of honor!  Families are invited to visit with Santa and take photos while enjoying the lights.
The parade starts at 6:30pm and the lighting of the park will follow.
After the lighting and through December, visit Huntamer Park to enjoy the lights and tune in on your car radio to hear holiday music by local students and hear Santa read a story!

Wednesday, Dec. 6 2023
9:00 am
Saturday, Dec. 9 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Breakfast with Santa & Buddy

Join us at the North Pole for a special visit with Santa & Buddy the Elf! Your family and friends will enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast buffet (for example: yogurt, muffins, fruit, cereal options, juice, hot cocoa, coffee, and more), special keepsake crafts, and even some Christmas magic! Each family will receive a digital professional photo with Santa too! (additional fee for additional poses.) Space is limited and this popular event sells out every year, so don’t wait to register. (Pre-registration is required,  No onsite registration.)

history talks with the lacey museum
Tuesday, Dec. 12 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William Fraser Tolmie: A Remarkable Hudson’s Bay Company Leader at Fort Nisqually in the Mid-19th Century

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Join Drew Crooks as he shares the history of William Fraser Tolmie (1812-1886), a Hudson’s Bay Company official who left behind a strong legacy that even now is remembered in the region.

history talks with the lacey museum
Wednesday, Jan. 10 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Inside the Lacey City Council of the 1970s

In 1973, Lacey was in its early years as a City and defining moments were taking place. Karen Fraser became the first woman City Council member, and three years later would become the first woman to serve as Mayor. This talk will explore her experiences navigating her roles through a young city, its changing form of government, the building of City Hall, and the formation of the Lacey Museum.

Thursday, Feb. 15 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lacey Loves To Read 2024 Author: Donna Barba Higuera

Lacey Loves to Read is a community reading initiative designed to encourage our area students to become lifelong readers and learners. Activities include a district-wide bookmark creation contest, short story writing events, and more. A notable children’s author visits each year to share insights on writing and reading and foster a culture of reading in our school community.

history talks with the lacey museum
Thursday, Feb. 15 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Find Your Family History in the Washington State Archives

Ever wanted to learn more about your family history but had no idea how to get started or where to go for information? Join Dr. Jewell Lorenz Dunn as she shares the basics on what you need to begin your family tree research. Genealogy is much more than just online census records. Learn what the Washington State Archives has to help you in your search and where else you can find vital information. 

Saturday, Mar. 9 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

Saturday, May. 18 2024 - Sunday, May. 19 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lacey Spring Fun Fair

Since 1988, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair has provided FREE activities and entertainment for thousands. Join us at Saint Martin’s University on May 18 from 10 am – 6 pm and May 19 from 11 am – 5 pm for tons of FREE fun! Enjoy rides, games, live entertainment, and Kids’ World activities, plus plenty of food, artisan & commercial vendors, and more!

Tuesday, Jul. 9 2024
6:00 pm
Lacey in Tune

Lacey in Tune (LIT) returns to Huntamer Park this summer with a full line up of great entertainment. Whether you’re looking for inexpensive, family-friendly events, or need a fun date-night idea, Lacey in Tune is the place to be! Join us Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at Huntamer Park for FREE family-friendly entertainment! Bring a chair or blanket, grab some grub from one of our food vendors, and enjoy the show. 2024 DATES TBD