[Press Release] Seven events in 2023 will capture the stories of Tacoma’s neighborhoods


Seven Community Archives Center events in 2023 will capture the stories of Tacoma’s neighborhoods

Attendees invited to bring stories, photos, recipes to become part of local history archive

TACOMA, WASH.— Tacoma Public Library (TPL)’s Community Archives Center (CAC), part of the Northwest Room, will host seven events throughout Tacoma’s neighborhoods to record the stories, photographs, and documents of Tacomans.

Events take place throughout Tacoma’s neighborhoods on the following dates:

“The Community Archives Center seeks to ensure Tacoma’s stories are preserved and made easily accessible. Narratives that have been left out or silenced by past generations are of particular importance, so that they become part of Tacoma’s collective memory,” stated Anna Trammell, Neighborhood Services Manager for Archives and Special Collections.

The Community Archives Center at Tacoma Public Library was established to begin addressing the gaps and silences existing in the local history record through a community-driven, participatory process. In August 2021, the project was awarded a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

The CAC partners with the community on digitization, oral history, and storytelling projects aimed at moving the City of Tacoma toward a more inclusive historical record.

For more information, visit tacomalibrary.org/communityarchives.


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