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 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 Sept. 10, 2015 at 7pm. 

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.




Duck Daze, Saturday, June 6, 9-3:


Come visit us at the UP History Museum during Duck Daze festivities! Also support UPHS by purchasing tickets to possible win a basket filled with goodies such as Mariner's tickets, Starbuck's coffee, Rainier tickets, autographed books, and garden art! The museum is located in Windmill village near UP City Hall, in Suite D3.


Thank you, UPHS 2015 Garden Tour Supporters! Our garden tour was a huge success in many ways. We were able to raise a lot of money, thanks to our sponsors, and the over 300 visitors to the gardens. The visitors at the garden tour had many positive comments, but the one that was most pleasing was "loved the tour, and we will be back next year!" The involvement of the entire community was impressive as well. The garden hosts were a huge part of this success. Not only did they put a huge amount of effort into getting the gardens ready (and they were beautiful!), but they also were there to help with the event. The City of UP was great to work with, from the message on the reader board to the use of barriers. Don Perry, Dave Usher and the Kiwanis were a big help as well. They helped with directional signs, sponsorship, items for the drawing, and also served on the garden committee. The Bucklin's and the Lions Club were of great help too. Team Insurance and Dixie were not only sponsors, but the garden guide they provided was a big hit! Curtis High School Honor Society provided over 20 volunteers, and the art students made some great posters for the tour. Charles Wright art students made some great posters for the tour. The many UPHS volunteers were the backbone of this event. The garden tour committee was made up of a dozen awesome people. The community is helping us preserve the history of UP, and helping us move the Curran House t becoming a museum. Thanks to Everyone!

Frank Bonaro, Garden Tour chair 





Volunteers are always welcome.


Please contact us if you would like to help at: