Culture Corner, A Guide to the Museums of Tacoma


Museum of the Week:

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave.

Wed.- Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org

This week’s events:

Jan. 20:

Free admission to Washington State History Museum on MLK Holiday

Downtown Tacoma’s Washington State History Museum and the KeyBank Foundation have partnered to offer free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day . The museum has organized special programming to honor the late civil rights leader. “Becoming Bridges” invites visitors to join in the American story of the struggle for human and civil rights in the United States. It provides a multimedia theatrical journey where the words of Dr. King, Langston Hughes, and other authors, activists, and human rights pioneers are brought to life. This includes the story of Ruby Bridges, the first grader who helped integrate Louisiana schools in the 1960s. The program will begin at 3 p.m. The museum will also play continuously the film “Tacoma Civil Rights Project: Remembering Our Past, Reshaping Our Destiny,” produced in partnership with the Tacoma Civil Rights Project .

Ongoing Exhibits:

Hands At Work: Photography by Summer Moon Scriver and the stories of Iris Graville as collected from master craftsmen, musicians, artists, and workers from around the Pacific Northwest. On display until May 4, 2014

David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work: Learn of David Douglas’ interactions with native tribes and fur traders of the Columbia country. Explore a unique scientific legacy, including his namesake, the Douglas fir. Exhibition links geography, science, art, and cultural history. Extended until May, 2014

Tacoma Museums:

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave.

Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Info: http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St.

Wed.-Sat.,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun.
noon to 5 p.m.

Info: http://museumofglass.org

LeMay Car Museum

2702 E. D St.

Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info: http://www.lemaymuseum.org

Buffalo Soldier Museum

1940 S. Wilkeson St.

Wed. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Info: http://www.buffalosoldierstacoma.org

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

407 S. G St.

Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Info: http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/taqfrm.html

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.

Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Info: http://FortNisqually.org

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