Family Fun

Try some of these to have fun with history.

History Hunt There are four pages, two with questions on the Orchard and a shorter downtown walking tour and two with the answers. Click below to download the .pdf.

Guess the artifact   Can you guess what these artifacts are? Who used them? What were they used for?




Search for stories or videos about Washington’s history.

Entertain the younger kids with these activities with historical themes. 

For fun and educational historical activities for families and teachers, visit the Washington State Historical Society’s History at Home page.
Watch a video of a SHMA member talking about her move to the US and being welcomed by the Steilacoom community.
Play trivia with the Burke Museum’s From Home Trivia Night.
Eat like a pioneer! Enjoy These Recipes for homemade butter and homemade drop biscuits from the olde days of Steilacoom.
Watch the Fall and Rise of the Orr Home ‒ Former SHMA President Dave Welch explains what happened in 1996 when the Orr Home fell off its supports and how SHMA worked to repair the building to better than it was before.
Watch ten minute news story about historic Steilacoom and some of its residents.