Recently, I participated in a board meeting for the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hosted by the brand new Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, Washington. While there, I got a sneak peek inside this amazing new museum which is set to open its doors on September 18th! Here is a little preview:
The newly restored 1915 rowboat/sailboat Yakup graces the museum’s entrance lobby.
The 65-foot purse seiner Shenandoah, was built in 1925 at the Skansie Ship Building Company in Gig Harbor. Its on-site restoration will be a centerpiece of the museum experience.
An original remnant of the infamous original Tacoma Narrows Bridge aka “Galloping Gertie” which has been underwater since November 1940. This piece is now part of the museum’s maritime themed collection.
Harbor History Museum Executive Director Jennifer Kilmer leads a tour of the historic Midway School, which was built in 1893 and has been relocated to the museum. It will house exhibits as well as a pioneer school experience for fourth grade students.
The new museum will officially open on September 18th. For more information, visit their website at: www.harborhistorymuseum.org
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