Groups dish on Pierce County heritage

Stories of Pierce County’s history will be shared with the public during a free event Feb. 23 in Buckley.

“Discover Pierce County’s Heritage: From the Foothills to Puget Sound Shores” is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buckley Hall, located at 127 N. River Ave. Representatives of 20 historical societies and museums will gather for presentations about communities through interactive displays during the family-friendly event.

Participating organizations include Buckley Odd Fellows and Rebekah Historical Museum, City of Buckley Cemetery/Week’s Funeral Home, DuPont Historical Society, Fife History Museum, Foothills Historical Society, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Fox Island Historical Society and Museum, Friends of Karshner Museum, Gig Harbor Peninsula Museum and Historical Society, Graham Historical Society, Greater Bonney Lake-Lake Tapps Historical Society, Heritage Quest Research Library, Orting Historical Society, Points Northeast Historical Society, South Hill Historical Society, Spanaway Historical Society and the Prairie House Museum, Steilacoom Historical Museum Association, Sumner Ryan House Museum, Puyallup Historical Society. And Wilkeson Historical Society-Carbon River Corridor.

Friends of the Buckley Library is the sponsor, in partnership with Foothills Historical Society and Museum.