Help Promote Tacoma’s History, Plan Preservation Month 2015

May is a ways off on the calendar, but planning is already beginning for Tacoma's May 2015 Preservation Month. Interested parties are being invited to join the Preservation Month planning committee, and to begin brainstorming ideas for an exciting month of programming.

The Historic Preservation Office is making a shift to become a more externally-facing program. That means more partnerships with local organizations - like the free maritime heritage charter boat tours coming up as a part of Maritime Fest this weekend. It also means more promotion by the City of other events, like Historic Tacoma's postcard event. It's part of an effort to engage a broader audience in Tacoma's history - reaching more people with stories of Tacoma's past, and fostering an appreciation of and pride in our history.

With increased attention to connecting with the community, partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and creative ways of connecting Tacomans with their city's heritage, this could be a great time to get involved with historic preservation planning. 

If you're interested in getting involved in the Preservation Month planning committee, email Historic Preservation Coordinator Laren Hoogkamer at You can also stay caught up on the latest happenings related to Tacoma's past by signing up for the Historic Preservation Office's monthly newsletter, Past Forward.

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