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Mummies and Deadies get in free this Saturday at the Washington State History Museum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on June 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm with No Comments »
May 31, 2011 2:57 pm
Ankh Wennefer's coffin at the Washington State History Museum. Photo: News Tribune

This Saturday, halfway between Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days, kids can get their parent in free to the Washington State History Museum with one paid child admission to see current exhibit “Wrapped! The Search for the Essential Mummy,” as well as the rest of the museum.

Special events include an appearance by Stanley the Camel, Egyptian cookie decorating station and hieroglyphic etching. “Wrapped!” features Tacoma’s own mummy Ankh Wennefer, bought last century by Allen Mason, and the history that went with it.

The Washington State History Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays at 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Admission $8/$7 senior/$6 age 6-17/free for five and under and third Thursdays. 253-272-3500, www.wshs.org


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