“Playground” of the famous

May 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyles

“Playgrounds of the Lakes District,” an exhibit detailing some famous sporting events between 1890 and 1940, will open June 6 at Lakewood History Museum.
6211 Mt Tacoma Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington. Running through spring 2016, the exhibit is FREE and open to the public during regular museum hours: Wed-Sat, noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the opening day reception.
Through rare artifacts, photos and narrative displays, museum visitors will learn that Lakewood is home to the oldest golf club west of the Mississippi River (Tacoma Golf and Country Club), that a speedway second only in importance on the auto racing circuit to the Indianapolis 500 once occupied the site of today’s Clover Park Technical College, or that Johnny Weissmuller, who later starred in “Tarzan” movies, qualified for the 1924 Olympics in trials held in Steilacoom Lake.
The museum is at 6211 Mt. Tacoma Dr. SW. in Lakewood. Admission is free noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.