Camp Lewis and the Great War

Mar 11

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Camp Lewis and the Great War

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
16600 NE 80th St
Redmond, Washington 98052

As the winds of the World War blew across the Atlantic in 1916 many Americans believed entry into conflict was inevitable. Military preparedness swept the nation including the Puget Sound region. Community and commerce leaders from Pierce County actively sought the establishment of a permanent military installation on the prairie south of Tacoma. Formally established in 1917 Camp Lewis began the century-long relationship between the United States Army and the people of the State of Washington. Over the past 100 years the installation has evolved from Camp Lewis to Fort Lewis into its present incarnation as Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Come learn about the beginnings of this military base.

Erik Flint MA Lt Col, US Army Reserve
Director Lewis Army Museum
Joint Base Lewis-McChord

$5.00 Suggested Donation for Non-Members

Speakers subject to change