New Exhibit: Puyallup During the World Wars

New Exhibit: Puyallup During the World Wars

The Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Mansion is proud to present a new exhibit Puyallup During the World Wars. In an effort to both commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I and celebrate those men and women who served in both World Wars, the third-floor volunteers have put together a special exhibit from our collection.

This includes a uniform worn by Private First Class Jay Faris who served as a Military Policeman in the 13th Division during World War I as well as a uniform worn by Charlotte “Lucy” Johnston, a WAVES flight instructor during World War II. Also included is a Purple Heart presented to the mother of former Puyallup High School quarterback Lieutenant Edward J. Myers near the end of World War II. These artifacts, among many others, represent the men and women who put their lives on the line to fight for something bigger than themselves and those at home who dealt with a different sort of fight.

Come and see how each of these great wars shaped those we would come to honor as veterans and the Valley they left behind. The exhibit runs through November 11th so make sure you come and see it before it is gone!

Jay Faris World War I