A Thousand Words' Worth: Washington Authors Tell Stories With Objects. On view March 9 through August 24, 2019.

Coming this spring, a very special exhibition for those who love artifacts and literature!

We invited well-loved Washington authors to mine the Historical Society’s collections to tell stories through artifacts and objects. Each author worked with the Historical Society's curator, head of collections, or registrar to consider the many items in the collections, and chose arrays of objects that spoke to them, sometimes evoking themes from published work and sometimes inspiring new writing ideas. 
Come and enjoy these authors' selections paired with their writing and explore how history connects to popular culture and other parts of the humanities. Authors include:
Family Saturday: Write Your World, Saturday, March 9, 1:00-3:00 PM. Join a museum facilitator and other families to get inspired in the exhibit. Then take part in a writing activity to create something of your own! This program is designed for children ages 4-12 but all ages are welcome.
Wine & Words, Thursday, March 14, 6:00-8:00 PM, a Member and Invitation-only Event: The Historical Society invites our members to enjoy a special evening with authors whose works are featured in A Thousand Words' Worth. Hear, in their own words, what about our collection inspired them and how they selected objects with which to tell stories. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Members, kindly RSVP to by March 7.
Tacoma Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Festival: Preliminaries, Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, and Sunday, March 17, 1:00-5:00 PM. The History Museum is thrilled to host two of the preliminary rounds for Write 253's annual teen poetry festival. Hear original poetry from teens in schools throughout  South Puget Sound as they compete for spots in the finals. More info at
Book Fair, Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Meet some of the authors and publishers. Take a look at some of the wonderful writing crafted by Washingtonians. Afterward, join us for a special event with novelist David Guterson at 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom in Tacoma.