Pantages Theater

Tacoma, WA

The Larsen House, Tacoma, Washington
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Pantages Theater, Tacoma, Washington


There are a number of ways you can be involved in the Society ~

once a week, once a month or once a year.

Contact us at 253-472-3738 or for information.

Some of the Society's volunteer opportunities:

  • Assist with summer walking tours
  • Write articles for the Society’s “City of Destiny” Newsletter
  • Assist with care and documentation of the society’s collection
  • Research for future exhibits and projects
  • Help make our annual fund-raiser Auction a success
  • Become a docent for our annual Historic Homes of Tacoma tour
The Larsen House, Tacoma, WA

Print and complete our Volunteer Form

mail to:

Tacoma Historical Society

ATTN: Volunteers

P.O.Box 1865

Tacoma, WA  98401

Tacoma Historical Society

Resource Center

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.)

For additional information, phone 253-472-3738
or e-mail inquiries to

Tacoma Historical Society Exhibition center

a 501(c)(3) organization

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