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Monday, July 4th
Noon to 4:00pm



Celebrate Independence Day and come join the fun on the lawn at Meeker Mansion and check out our patriotic decorations!

The day's program includes performances by the Valley Community Band, fun historic presentations about the American Revolutionary flag and 18th century artifacts. Plus learn about the Buffalo Soldiers and how they fought for our Country.

There's no charge to enjoy the entertainment on the lawn. We will be selling old fashioned candy and soft drinks, plus Retrospresso will be on site once again making tasty espresso and blended drinks.

Bring the whole family to learn more about our country and enjoy great music.


Noon         Meeker Mansion Museum opens

                   Boy Scouts - Retire Old Flag | Raise New Flag

                   National Anthem

12:30pm     Pam Gassman - 18th Century Artifacts

1:00pm       Jerry Borland - American Revolutionary Flags

1:30pm      Puyallup Valley Community Band

2:15pm      Darrel Nash, America's Buffalo Soldiers - 1866 - 1944

2:45pm      Puyallup Valley Community Band

3:30pm      Concert on the Lawn finale

4:00pm      Meeker Mansion Museum closes


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Pam Gassman is a history major graduate that practices what she has learned almost every day. Her specialty is 18th century culture. Whether in giving talks around the state about the subject or doing old crafts as spinning, weaving and lace making, she is always exploring the past- trying to make it relevant to our present.

Pam is a long standing member of  the Daughter's of the American Revolution, and has held many leadership positions in the state. She is also the North West Colonial Festival event planner and runs the weaving and spinning house. 

Pam has collected many 18th century artifacts through the years and loves to share the unique items that were once common place, but no longer are in use today.  She is also known for her award winning art work, that

highlights people of the 18th century- see

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Jerry is the current President of the Alexander Hamilton Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

He was born in Louisiana, and is a descendent of Antoine Bordelon I, Major & Commandant of the Pointe Coupee Militia, Louisiana who fought under Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana

during The American Revolution.

Jerry served in the Air Force 1964-1968 and has lived in Washington since 1969.

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Darrel Nash, a 26-year U.S. military veteran and a retired Washington State Trooper, also serves as the 24th Inf. Regt. Association Historian for the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma.  Mr. Nash is a well recognized speaker who presents the history of the Buffalo Soldiers for our communities in recognition of ttheir contribution to our country. 

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Enjoy your favorite drink while listing to great music and fun presentations about our heritage.

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