Members, watch your mailbox for an invitation in the coming weeks.
January 16, 2020
Free admission 3:00-8:00 PM
Scholarly Selections 6:30
Join us for a Scholoarly Selections presentation about The Skansie Shipbuilding Company. The Skansie family settled in Gig Harbor and became renowned shipbuilders, producing over two-hundred wooden vessels known for their quality and craftsmanship. The Skansies not only made their mark on maritime history but represent how immigrants turned patriotic citizens contributed to the Pacific Northwest. In this talk Nathan Patrick, UWT History B.A., 2019, presents his original research on the local Skansie Shipbuilding Company. Scholarly Selections is a partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma.
Additional programming on this Third Thursday will relate to the exhibitrion Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.
Image: The Wollochet was a diesel ferry built in 1925 by the Skansie Brothers in Gig Harbor. Washington State Historical Society Catalog ID Number: 19126.96.36.199.GL
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Join us in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances presented by Tacoma Arts Live and activities throughout the day. See the exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. and learn about other African American men who have changed culture and history in our nation. Admission is free all day long. Check back for schedule and details!
History After Hours: Shipwrecks!
Thursday, February 13, 7:00-10:00 PM
Members $20, non-members in advance $25 or $30 at the door
Ahoy! Do all things lost at sea pique your interest? Hear dramatic shipwreck stories and learn about searches, recoveries and discoveries in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the exhibition Unforgiving Waters: Shipwrecks of the Pacific Northwest. Hear tales presented by organizations from the maritime community. Games, activities and beverages aplenty.