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‘Let’s Ride’ motorcycle exhibit opens Saturday at History Museum

The Washington State History Museum opens its newest exhibit, “Let’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest” on Saturday. I’ll have a story on it in Friday’s GO section.

The show runs through June 23 and displays some two dozen vintage motorcycles. It tells the story of the motorcycle’s history in Washington. I took a walk through on Tuesday. Even if you’re like me and not into motorcycles you’ll find the show interesting.

There’s a voluminous amount of events associated with the show. Here’s the full schedule:

(All programs and events are free with museum admission)

• February 1,

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‘Creepshow’ opens tonight at History Museum

If what I saw during a dry run Wednesday night at the Washington State History Museum is any indication “Creepshow: Terror in Tacoma” is going to be a haunted house like Tacoma has never seen.

The production was still getting its final touches when I went through. The lighting and sound effects were being worked on but the sets were all in place and some of the actors were rehearsing their techniques.

The creator, special effects artist Marcel Banks, had everything under control as he gave directions to museum staff, actors and volunteers.

Two things stood out to

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Washington State History Museum to get haunted

The past really will come alive this fall at the Washington State History Museum. More precisely, it will become undead.

“Terror in Tacoma” will take over the museum from Thursday, Oct. 25 to Saturday Oct. 27. It’s a haunted house being put on by the museum as a fundraiser.

Don’t expect history lessons here, said Scott Schoenen, director of marketing for the museum. “Our objective is to terrorize you,” he said.

The event will be on multiple floors and take over part of the permanent gallery. The haunted house will be in the evening after the museum

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History Museum offers a look back when times were really tough

Breakfast outside the Tacoma Commons Mission; Chapin Bowen, December 1930; WSHS

The Washington State History Museum announced on Tuesday their main show for 2012: “Hope in Hard Times.” The exhibit at the Tacoma museum will show how Washingtonians survived during the Great Depression. Using art, photos and everyday objects from the Depression era the exhibit will bring to life a time that few remember.

The museum said the exhibit will also illustrate parallels between the Great Depression and current Great Recession. A companion exhibit, “Hope in Our Times,” will feature photographs from students at Key Peninsula Middle School.

The exhibition will be open at the Washington State History Museum on Monday, February 20 and run through Sunday, November 4.
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