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Welcome to University Place Historical Society!

In the fall of 1999, a small group of local citizens gathered to discuss collecting information about the history of University Place. The University Place Historical Society incorporated shortly after that on January 24, 2000. Since that time members have been active in collecting and preserving the history of University Place.

One of our most recent successes was obtaining a National Historical Registry Designation for the Curran House. While not the oldest house in University Place, it was designed by a nationally recognized architect, Robert Price, and thus worthy of preservation.

 

 

           

 


Upcoming Events:

Save the dates!

The next regular meeting of the UP Historical Society is March 11, 2015 at 7pm . Bill Baarsma, former mayor of Tacoma and currently with the Tacoma Historical Society, will speak about Tacoma history in the 1970's.

Unless noted, meetings are held in Suite D-2, the room adjoining the UP Museum, Windmill Village Bldg D, suite D-3 off of Bridgeport Way. This room can be entered either through the Museum or through the doors which open onto the Windmill Village Drexler St. Parking Lot.

 

 

2015 Garden Tour Committee will meet March 10, 2015 at Hiddenwood from 3-4 pm. Contact Frank Bonaro at fbonaro@hotmail.com for more information.

 

Garden Tour Scheduled for May 30 and 31, 2015:

 

It's Garden Tour Time!The UP Historical Society will present "Spring into Summer", the 2015 tour of notable UP gardens May 30 and 31, from 12 noon to 5 pm. This year's tour features six amazing and unique gardens, two of which belong to UP Council members (current and retired). As a bonus, tour attendees will be able to visit the Curran House to see the improvements that the UPHS has made as a result of last year's garden tour proceeds. Tickets are $20 each and will be available starting April 20th at Willow Tree Gardens and Interiors, Grassi's Boutique, Chirp and Company, and Portland Avenue Nursery. See you in the gardens!

 

 

 

   

Volunteers are always welcome.

 

Please contact us if you would like to help at:

manager@uphistoricalsociety.org