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Historical Society’s Exhibit Center to close

Some bad news was contained at the end of a press release sent by former Trib staffer Dale Wirsing – the Tacoma Historical Society’s downtown Exhibit Center is closing.

The modest storefront center, perhaps too small to carry the title museum, was a cool little space with always changing exhibits on Tacoma history. While small it was the only answer when visitors asked if there was a place in town dedicated Tacoma history.

The exhibits usually were curated by volunteer members of the society. Two favorites were the collection of postcards and the display on Tacoma’s original auto row, located in and around the streets near the center.

As Dale notes, “other Tacoma Historical Society activities, such as publications, monthly programs, public events and the annual Historic Homes of Tacoma Tour, remain unaffected.”

Those wanting a last look can still catch the current show “From Ruins to Renaissance: The Architecture of Downtown Tacoma.” The center is at 747 Broadway between the Winthrop Hotel and the Old Elks Lodge. it is open from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 through 12. Admission is by donation.

Here’s the press release… Read more »