Museum of the Week:
Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave.
Wed.- Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This week’s events:
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 .
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 Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave.
Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St.
Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. noon to 5 p.m.
LeMay Car Museum
2702 E. D St.
Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Buffalo Soldier Museum
1940 S. Wilkeson St.
Wed. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
407 S. G St.
Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.