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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 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 for upcoming programs and events for 2017!


The next regular meeting of the UP Historical Society is Wednesday, January 11 at 7 pm. The program will be on the Puyallup Tribe, Past to Present, with Brandon Reynon, Nicole Barandon, and Amber Taylor.

The March 8th program will feature Danna Repp's reenactment as Etta Cummings, a pioneer nurse working in Pierce County.

Author Colleen Flakes will speak on May 10th about her experience growing up on McNeil Island.

The 2017 annual UP garden tour will be May 20 and 21 from 11-4. 


Unless noted, meetings are held in Suite D-2, the room adjoining the UP Museum, Windmill Village Bldg D, suite D-3 off of 37th and 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.


Volunteers are always welcome!


Please contact us if you would like to help at: 


The UP History Museum is open again on the first Saturday of each month from 10-2. Please note that the museum will be open the following dates in 2017: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 (Duck Daze), July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2.