Research and Resources
829 Lacey Street SE
Plan Your Visit
The Lacey Museum has a vast collection of images, documents, and artifacts related to Lacey history as well as the surrounding areas.
Here are some examples of the types of material we have:
- Genealogy records
- Photos of families, events, organizations, and locations in Lacey and the surrounding areas
- Lacey Leader newspaper and image archive
- Research files
- Historic property files
- Yearbooks & School Records
- School class photos & records
- Historic artifacts related to Lacey area history
- Newspaper clipping files
Ways to Access the Museum Collection
Online: We have just started to digitize our collections! A small portion of our collection is now online. You can also view an overview of Lacey's history and the history of the Lacey City Council online.
Research Files: Check out our research file index, which includes a variety of topics such as people, businesses, schools, and much more.
Museum Resources: See a more detailed account of what’s in the museum collection here.
Need Help? If you didn’t find what you were looking for, museum staff can help you when you request an appointment.
Making an Appointment for Access
We look forward to helping you learn more about Lacey’s history!
Since we do not yet have a dedicated research or study room, typically appointments have to be made outside of museum hours. Scheduling is dependent on staff workload and time. Appointment times are not available on Sundays or Mondays.
Not all collections are on-site, which may mean that your request may require more than one visit or may occur at another City of Lacey location.
If we are helping you conduct a search on our collections, that will impact how soon we can schedule your appointment.
Copying & Photo Services
Copying & photo reproduction requests are subject to City of Lacey policy as well as Washington State law. Most standard copies are .15 cents each.
To order a copy or photograph, please contact the Museum Curator by email at email@example.com or by phone at 360-413-3557.