McMenamins Elks Temple History Pub

How The Lady Lex Lit Up Tacoma

October 1, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

McMenamins Elks Temple at 565 Broadway, Tacoma
FREE and open to the public, all ages welcome.

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for History Pub at McMenamins Elks Temple. 

Sit back and hear a tale of how the USS Lexington kept the lights on in Tacoma in 1929, after a severe drought left little water behind Tacoma City Light's two power dams. This fascinating story of good intentions, bureaucracy, city rivalry, politics, and improvisational problem solving explores the relationship that developed between the Lady Lex and the Tacoma that lasted all the way through World War II.

Presented by William Lokey-adventurer, mountaineer, emergency manager and polar logistician.

Food and drinks available for purchase. Enjoy the Spanish Ballroom and learn while you sip and savor. Enter the code HISTORY2019 to receive a 15% discount on rooms for the evening, courtesy of McMenamins.