City’s streetcar legacy will highlight Tacoma Historical Society fall fundraiser

The Tacoma Historical Society announced recently its annual dinner and auction will be held Sun., Oct. 12 at the Tacoma Yacht Club.

This year’s fundraising event will focus on the role of streetcars in Tacoma’s early history. Brian Kamens, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room librarian, and Morgan Alexander, founder of the grassroots organization Tacoma Streetcar, will discuss this part of Tacoma’s history, and what efforts are under way to restore a streetcar system in the city.

According to Tacoma Historical Society communications director Patricia Mannie, the auction will feature a unique jewelry piece created by Steph Farber of LeRoy Jewelers. “Farber is re-creating the famous ‘Star of Destiny,’ which Allen C. Mason penned in the late 1800s and used as a promotion to attract people to our wonderful city,” said Mannie. Other auction items include a driving tour of Tacoma’s former streetcar system, historic photos of Tacoma, a Lionel K-line trolley set, and a 2-hour historic harbor cruise aboard the Destiny for thirty guests.

For more information, call (253) 472-3738, visit http://www.tacomahistory.org , or email auction@tacomahistory.org .