Tacoma Historical Society

Tacoma Historical Society

By Tacoma Historical Society
It's our mission to collect, document, and share the unique history of Tacoma, Washington — and our passion to share it with you. At Tacoma Historical Society, we forge connections between generations, foster an appreciation for the past, and cultivate a sense of place within our community.
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Speaking Out: Twenty-One of Tacoma's Social Justice and Civil Rights Champions
"Speaking Out: Twenty-One of Tacoma's Social Justice and Civil Rights Champions" was written by Katherine Dorr, with research and editorial support from Tacoma Historical Society staff and volunteers. This audiobook version is read by Bill Baarsma and Kim Davenport. This book is part of our '21 Tales' series, books which are intended to share important stories from Tacoma history with students in local schools. The book was published in conjunction with our 2017-2018 exhibit "Dreams That Matter", which was funded by a grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The printing of copies for use in Tacoma classrooms was made possible by generous support from KeyBank. For more information about this book and other educational resources related to the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Tacoma, visit: https://www.tacomahistory.org/ths-press
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June 12, 2020
Leading Ladies: Twenty-One of Tacoma's Women of Destiny
"Leading Ladies: 21 of Tacoma's Women of Destiny," written by Deb Freedman, Michael Ann Konek, and Tacoma Historical Society. Audiobook read by Deb Freedman. Author's Note: We love Tacoma. We love its history, buildings and people. Most of all we love Tacoma's stories. But many history stories are just that, "his story." We think it's time to start telling her story. This book honors twenty-one of the many women who have played a role in the history of Tacoma, Washington: The City of Destiny. For more information about this and other titles from Tacoma Historical Society Press, visit www.tacomahistory.org/ths-press
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June 11, 2020
Rising Up From Tacoma's Twenty-One Disasters and Defeats
"Rising Up From Tacoma's Twenty-One Disasters and Defeats," written by Deb Freedman and Tacoma Historical Society, read by Deb Freedman. Author's Note: These stories cover a wide variety of topics, from relatively minor defeats to major disasters and tragedies. Several depict poor treatment of animals and even worse treatment of racial minorities. They are not meant for children to read alone, but as a means for starting conversations and learning. The topics in this book were selected by 2012-2013 students of Seabury Middle School, and are not intended to rank as Tacoma’s top twenty-one disasters. That list would likely include the loss of Native American lands or the hanging of Chief Leschi. I feel strongly that those subjects deserve a book - and a perspective - of their own. For more information about this and other titles from Tacoma Historical Society Press, visit www.tacomahistory.org/ths-press
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June 10, 2020