Membership Application

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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 2017 annual UPHS Garden Tour will be May 20 and 21 from 11-4. Tickets will be available beginning April 24 at the following locations:

Portland Avenue Nursery, 1409 E 59th

Chirp & Company, 3803 N 26th St

Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW 

Grassi's Boutique, 2811 Bridgeport Way

Willow Tree Gardens and Interiors, 7216 27th St W

Tickets also available during the event at Curran House, 4009 Curran Lane. Tickets are $20/person.

Special Happenings at the Tour:

At the Curran House Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty is having a FREE drawing for one garden basket and one metal art piece.

At the University Place Community Garden plants, books and other items are for sale.

At the Robinson Garden:

Silent auction items donated by the Seahawks: Russel Wilson signed mini helmet, Michael Bennett signed football, and Doug Baldwin signed jersey

Drawing Items include Mariners basket with 4 tickets, Rainiers basket with 4 summit club tickets, photo of the flower on the garden ticket by Kathy Admire, Seahawks basket, wine glass basket, Starbucks basket, metal yard art.

The final drawing will be at Duck Daze June 3 at 3 pm at the UP Historical Museum in Windmill Village. You do not have to be present to win. Drawing tickets are $1 a piece or $5 for 6 tickets.




Unless noted, UPHS 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.