at the History Museum in Tacoma
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ENDS JUNE 23, 2013
A century of motorcycling as Northwesterners have experienced it – emblems of freedom; commercial and
police vehicles; racers and touring bikes; chopped,
personalized, and celebrity-owned machines. The
exhibit combines rare bikes with grand themes in
Northwest history. A bi-monthly speaker series
and a Poker Run to raise money to help fund
transportation for area school children to visit the
museum are planned for the exhibit. On-site visits
from local motorcycle clubs are also expected.
Organized by the Washington State Historical Society.
JUNE 8 THROUGH AUGUST 18, 2013
The Wind, The Water and The Sturgeon by Toma Mark Villa (Yakama Nation), Best in Show 2012.
The IN THE SPIRIT exhibit contains an exciting and diverse selection of contemporary Native American art representing many cultures and including both traditional and innovative works. The exhibit pieces were chosen by a jury of local Native American art experts. The opening night reception on Saturday, June 8th will feature an awards presentation.
Organized by the Washington State Historical Society and The Longhouse Education & Cultural Center at the Evergreen State College; funded in part by the Tulalip Tribe Charitable Fund, the Nisqually Tribe Charitable Fund, the Tacoma Arts Commission, and media sponsor KUOW.
An ongoing but changing exhibit in the History Museum's Haley Gallery showcasing select artifacts from the Society's collection. The exhibit will change quarterly, displaying a different set of three artifacts: a recent acquisition, a curator's favorite, and a mystery object whose identity visitors are invited to guess. The exhibit shows that collecting is a very human activity and invites visitors to share their collecting stories.
Upcoming exhibits at the History Museum
In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit
Hands at Work
David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work