New Exhibit: Celebrating Tacoma's Musical History

Exhibit Opening: January 27

Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Tacoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibit, The Glory of Tacoma: Music in the Northwest.

The exhibit opens Wednesday, January 27, and will run through June 30, 2021. As of February 1, our museum is open on a regular schedule, with masks and social distancing required.

Tacoma Historical Society's latest exhibit explores the many facets of Tacoma's diverse musical history. Building on research conducted by Kim Davenport for the latest in Tacoma Historical Society's 21 Tales book series, which will be released in conjunction with the exhibit, THS Curator Elizabeth Korsmo has pulled together a broad range of artifacts which shed light on Tacoma history through the lens of music.

Tacoma's musical history is one of perseverance, activism, cooperation, and innovation. The performers, teachers, composers, conductors, and entrepreneurs featured in this exhibit formed an interconnected community which shapes the city to this day. Individual artists assumed multiple roles - teaching, playing, writing, and directing - creating a rich, collaborative environment for amateur and professional musicians alike. We hope that you will find inspiration in their stories.

This exhibit is sponsored by Ted Brown Music. 

Tacoma Historical Society is pleased that our new, larger museum space allows the simultaneous display of more than one exhibit. To learn more about what else you can see when you schedule your tour, please visit our Current Exhibits page.

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