Membership Application




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 2018!



The next meeting of UPHS will be on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 pm. Jerry Eckrom will portray former Tacoma Parks Superintendent Floyd Owens. Owens Beach at Pt. Defiance is named after him. Meetings are held in Suite D2 in Windmill Village where the UP City Hall is located. 3715 Bridgeport Way W., University Place.



The 2018 UPHS garden tour is scheduled for May 19th and 20th from 11-4! Please fill out this form and postmarked by April 30 for an early bird discount!

*Early bird discount tickets $20 also sold at Willow Tree Gardens through April 30th. 


Starting May 1st, tickets $25 will be available at:

University Place: Willow Tree Gardens and Grassi's Boutique

Tacoma: Chirp & Co and Portland Nursery

Gig Harbor: Morrison House Sotheby's Reality

Lakewood: Lakewold Gardens 



Download 2018 Garden Ticket Order Form 


Make checks out to:    University Place Historical Society


Please Send Your Check to:

University Place Historical Society

P. O. Box 65887

University Place, WA 98464



The UP History Museum is open on the first Saturday of each month from 10-2. Please note that the museum will be open the following dates in 2018: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, Duck Daze), July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6,  November 3, and December 1.