Tacoma Historical Society operates a Resource Center to provide members and other researchers access to the historic newspapers and other materials the society has collected.
More than 400 bound volumes of Tacoma newspapers, dating as far back as 1883, have been cataloged, organized and placed on sturdy shelving. A grant from a friend of the society made this improvement possible. Tacoma city directories, spanning nearly a century, are available.
The center is located in the historic Provident Building at 919 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma.
The center is open
11 am to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, subject to availability of volunteers
Otherwise by appointment.
The center provides space for small meetings and houses the society’s offices and collection of historical artifacts.
The center’s gift shop features books on Tacoma history and Tacoma souvenirs. (Society members receive a 10 percent discount.)