THS Welcomes New Curator

Elizabeth Korsmo

Posted: Dec 12, 2019

Following a candidate search that generated responses from across the country, Tacoma Historical Society is pleased to announce its new curator, Elizabeth Korsmo. She brings a solid academic background with a good understanding of local history. In addition to an MA in Museology from the University of Washington, Elizabeth has worked as an historic interpreter at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum for the past 5 years, and in collections at the Henry Art Gallery. She has also interned and volunteered with many local museums, including the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Historic Fort Steilacoom, the Renton Historical Museum, UW Special Collections, and the Museum of Flight. Elizabeth’s first day will be Monday, December 16. She will oversee the day-to-day management of the Historical Society’s extensive collection of historic artifacts and documents, and she will curate the Tacoma History Museum’s ongoing exhibit program.

Learn more about Elizabeth's background and what she brings to THS in her appearance on TV Tacoma's CityLine, alongside our board president Bill Baarsma!

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