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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA



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Family Saturdays at the History Museum: All Aboard!

For the Family

Does your child love trains? See our model train, play with toy trains, and learn about Washington’s rich railroad history at this family-friendly event. Join other families in the galleries with a museum facilitator. Make something of your own to take home.


• Sat 6/8/19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

History Happy Hour Trivia Night in Tacoma

Community Event

History Happy Hour Trivia: Tacoma Trivia Night, Wednesday, June 19, 6:00-8:00 PM, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. All ages welcome. Free to play. Test your Tacoma and Washington State trivia knowledge with the Washington State Historical Society, City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and Tacoma Historical Society. Facts, fun and prizes aplenty.


• Wed 6/19/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Awards Ceremony

Art Show

Now in its 14th year, In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts exhibition is a summer favorite. This juried exhibition features work in a variety of mediums created by Native artists from throughout the Northwest and beyond. Celebrate the artists and and honor the award winners at a special ceremony on opening night. Hear from the artists and learn about the their inspirations, motivations and techniques. Be among the first to enjoy the 2019 juried exhibition in the gallery. Don't forget to vote for the People's Choice awards.


• Thu 6/20/19 at - 7:00 PM

Third Thursday at Washington State History Museum

For the Family, Education, Community Event

Free admission at the History Museum, 3:00-8:00 PM. Enjoy all of our exhibitions and a free Scholarly Selections lecture too.


• Thu 6/20/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 7/18/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 8/15/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 9/19/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 10/17/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 11/21/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Thu 12/19/19 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM