TAM Docent's: Tacoma's Mighty History
Below is my first draft text for the history series I talked about at today’s training. If you can come to these, they will offer a bit of background on Tacoma that may be handing for Mighty Tacoma tours and Tacoma in general for our many out of town visitors. You can bring a lunch and enjoy a topical lecture! I hope to see you there starting in November.
Tacoma’s Mighty History
First Thursdays, November 4, 2010 through April 7, 2011, 11:30 am
In partnership with the Tacoma Historical Society, bring a sack lunch and hear Tacoma historians discuss various aspects of the city’s history. This six-lecture series runs from November through April on the first Thursday of each month, concurrent with the exhibition Mighty Tacoma: Photographic Portrait 2010. Free with museum admission.
Don’t have time to pack a lunch? Pre-order from a boxed lunch selection at The Works Cafe by calling 253.272.4258 x3037 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tacoma’s Stadium District
Join Joy Keniston-Longrie, author of Tacoma’s Stadium District, to learn more about this historic Tacoma neighborhood.
Darlyne Reiter, author of South Tacoma from the Images of America series, tell of surprising stories and people she found in her research.
Hotel Living: From the Tacoma to the Hobo
Learn about hotel living in Tacoma with Tacoma historian and former City Councilman, Thomas R. Stenger.
Life on the Wharf
Karla Stover, author of Let’s Go Walk About in Tacoma, will talk about the Tacoma of the 1870s and 1880s.
Tacoma’s Notable Mayors
Come hear one of Tacoma’s notable former mayors (2001 – 2009), Dr. William H. Baarsma, as he highlights other key historical political figures from Tacoma’s past.
Highway to Mountain
Dr. Dale Wirsing will present on the historic route used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day Tacomans to reach Mount Rainier.
Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs
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