829 Lacey Street SE
Plan Your Visit
PLEASE NOTE: Special Summer Hours!
Beginning June 5, 2019
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Located in the heart of Lacey’s historic neighborhood, discover Lacey’s surprising and fascinating past in the charming 1928 Russell House, once a residence, fire station, and Lacey’s first City Hall.
May 31, 2019 - August 31, 2019, Lacey Museum and Lacey City Hall
Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, sasquatch (a.k.a. Bigfoot) is undeniably an enduring cultural phenomenon. The Lacey Museum is thrilled to announce that “Sasquatch Revealed,” a traveling exhibit courtesy of Canadian sasquatch expert Christopher Murphy, will be opening on May 31, 2019 and will stay throughout the summer. Murphy’s exhibit is the largest collection of sasquatch-related artifacts and artwork ever assembled.
For thousands of years, Sasquatch has been an important part of Native culture. In the last two centuries, it has become a part of the wider cultural phenomenon as non-Natives also reported its existence. Now scientists have joined in the search to resolve North America’s greatest mystery. Popular TV shows, like Discovering Bigfoot on Netflix or Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, have continued to fuel popular interest in this crypto-hominid.
What You Can Expect To See:
Lacey Museum Exhibits (Wednesday-Saturday 10-4)
Exhibit introduction & Chris Murphy bio
Theory of the origin of sasquatch
Sasquatch researcher’s office
Native American accounts
Early sasquatch sightings
Sasquatch in Pop culture
Sasquatch food sources
*camera, diorama, footprints from film site
*diorama, footprint model of site
Washington footprints & sightings
*includes the Bossburg “cripple-foot” casts
Legends in sasquatch research
Lacey City Hall Exhibits (Monday-Friday 8-5)
9’ skeleton replica (human scaled to sasquatch size)
7’ sasquatch photomural (based on P-G film)
Paintings of sasquatch & yeti
The yeti and other sasquatch cousins
*Yeti footprint model
Early native sasquatch references
Skamania County’s sasquatch protection ordinance
*Sayward, BC footprint cast
Washington’s other cryptid
*including the most copied footprint cast of all time
British Columbia footprint casts & sightings
Sasquatch in pop culture
Lacey’s Resort Era (currently undergoing change)
Lacey was once a thriving vacation resort town. Discover the thrilling rides taken, learn about the racetrack that tried and failed, and explore the Lacey Drive-in’s history.
Lacey School Room (currently undergoing change)
Get reunited with school days of old as you sit in the one-room schoolhouse, visit the original Lacey school bell and learn how the Safeway Store on Carpenter and Pacific is related to the school.
Current Exhibits (Lacey City Hall)
Totem Pole (Main Lobby)
A gift from the Nisqually Tribe, this pole is a visual reminder of the historic accord signed by the City of Lacey and the Tribe which hangs on the wall nearby.
Shaping Our Community Together (Throughout City Hall)
In honor of Lacey’s 50th anniversary in 2016, these 5 exhibit panels tell the story of Lacey’s growth as a City and a community.
The Lacey Train Depot (City Manager Lobby)
Sitting atop an original railroad baggage cart are artifacts and stories of Lacey's original train depot. This historic site will be the future home of the Lacey Museum.
Lacey Museum Mission
The Museum enriches our community and engages visitors by sharing vibrant stories of the past through the preservation and celebration of Lacey and the South Sound region’s cultural heritage.
Approved by the Lacey Historical Commission on January 16, 2019