Board and Staff

Meet the volunteer board members and professional staff who keep our organization running.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Tacoma Historical Society meets at 6:30 pm, typically on the first Tuesday of each month. Members and friends of Tacoma history are invited to attend and share their ideas and comments.


President Dr. William H. Baarsma
Vice-President Dr. Dale R. Wirsing
Secretary Kim McDowell
Treasurer Andrew Kouklis
Doug Andreassen
  Owen Atkins
  Kellie Bennett
Sherrilla Bivens-Henderson
  James Catalinich
Brian Ebersole
  Genie Jefferson Moss
  Gary Pedersen
  Nan Peele
  Brian Skiffington
  John Washington



Our staff members manage the day-to-day operations of Tacoma Historical Society, insuring that our community of dedicated volunteers have the support they need to pursue the THS mission.


Managing Director Michael Lafreniere
Communications Manager Kim Davenport
Curator Elizabeth Korsmo
Registrar Ben Inokuchi
Museum Assistant Vacant - not currently recruiting


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