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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-272-3500

Website:
www.wshs.org/

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INTHE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Awards Ceremony

Art Show, Art Talk, Ceramics/Pottery, Design, Folk Art/Crafts, Gallery, Drawings/Works on Paper, History/Science, Installations, Jewelry/Gems, Mixed Media, Museum, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Prints, Sculpture, Textiles

Now in its 13th year, the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition has become a beloved tradition in the summer season at the Washington State History Museum. Join us in celebrating this yearís artists and award winners at this afternoon ceremony (arrive early to peruse the exhibition!).

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• Sun 7/1/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make/Do Preview Party

Community Event, Art Show

Get the first look at the History Museumís newest exhibition featuring upcycled artwork and artifacts from throughout Washingtonís history. Meet featured artists and makers while snacking on light bites and sipping drinks from the no-host bar.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Museum Mania - Go Behind the Scenes

Children, Community Event, Education, For the Family, Living History, Social Event, Summer Camp

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts. Visit www.WashingtonHistory.org/summercamps to register.

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• Mon 7/9/18 - Fri 7/13/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PlayDates: Toys from the WSHS Collection

Antiques, Children, Community Event, For the Family, Gaming, Living History

While the ways in which children play has changed over time, toys are and have always been an important part of the lives of Washingtonians. PlayDates celebrates some of the most popular toys in America through a look into the collections of the Washington State Historical Society. Decades of fun are represented through playsets, games, and things that "go." See toys in the context of turn-of-the-century decorative arts as you step Into a historic re-creation of a children's nursery, too. Bring your imagination and enjoy the show!

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• Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 7/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Washington Explorers

Summer Camp, Social Event, Children, Education, Community Event, Living History

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts.

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• Mon 7/16/18 - Fri 7/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brain Boosting Summer Camps - Washington's History Mysteries

Children, Community Event, Education, For the Family, Living History, Social Event, Summer Camp

Do you have kiddos who need enriching summer activities? Take a look at the History Museumís exciting week-long summer camps, scheduled during July. Avoid the summer brain-drain and have fun both inside and outside of the museum. There are just 30 spots in each camp, so donít wait to sign up. All the details are on the Historical Societyís website, including member discounts.

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• Mon 7/23/18 - Fri 7/27/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Kids' Maker Market

Children,Craft Show,Fair/Festival

Entrepreneurial makers ages 4-18 are invited to bring their hand-crafted items to sell at a special Kids Maker Market, inspired by the exhibition Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse (on view July 14-Dec. 6). The Kids Maker Market will be held on Free Third Thursday August 16 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Kids can rent tables for $10 to sell their handmade wares. This is an opportunity for youth to experience the creative process, bring their ideas to life, and exercise business skills on a small scale. Visitors can make something of their own at a craft table and enjoy snacks while they shop. Local maker Allison Stewart Bishins is organizingt this event for the History Museum. For more information, contact Allison at allisonbishins@gmail.com.

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM