Join the Community Archives Center for “A Proud Heritage: Finding Your African American Roots”

Join the Community Archives Center on Saturday, February 25th for "A Proud Heritage: Finding Your African American Roots." This free genealogy workshop will take place from 9:00-2:00 at the Tacoma Family History Center located at 1102 S. Pearl Street. The event will include presentations and tutorials focused on African American genealogical research. Lunch will be provided to participants. Learn more…
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Mock Attack

A young woman poses in the almost completed diorama of an attacking cougar for the Washington State Historical Museum. The elaborate diorama took the Washington State Historical Society's taxidermist J. H. Gipple months to prepare and depicter a cougar attack on a deer.  See more featured images and posts…
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2022 Northwest Room and Community Archives Center Annual Report

At the end of each year, the Northwest Room Team creates an annual report as a way to summarize the progress made toward achieving our goals and to set priorities for the coming year. Our 2022 annual report describes the work we have done to make our collections more accessible and more representative of our…
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Hospital Food Upgrade

Ronald McDonald posed with a group of smiling nurses at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, 311 South L Street, on December 17, 1970. He had come to Tacoma specifically to visit Rhonda Street, age 4, who was severely burned when her nightgown caught fire from a dropped match. Bored with hospital food, Rhonda had discovered the…
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