Historic preservation groups partner to boost membership

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Tacoma announced this week it has embarked on a new partnership to promote membership development in this local preservation organization.
Today through the 2008 calendar year, individuals and organizations joining Historic Tacoma will receive a complimentary one-year membership with the Washington Trust if they are not already a Trust member. In addition, current members of Historic Tacoma who renew their membership between now and the end of 2008 will also enjoy the benefits of a complimentary one-year Washington Trust membership if they are not already a Trust member.
Established in 2006, Historic Tacoma hosts a series of programs including tours, lectures, forums and advocacy work aimed at increasing awareness of Tacoma’s historic preservation issues. Recently, Historic Tacoma worked with the Knights of Pythias on the restoration of historic murals and plaster repair in Tacoma’s landmark Pythian Temple. At present, the organization is spearheading efforts to convene local congregations around the issue of stewardship for the city’s architecturally rich collection of historic houses of worship.
Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is the only statewide, nonprofit membership organization committed to preserving Washington’s unique historic places. Through its annual grant awards, advocacy campaigns, educational programming and technical assistance, the Washington Trust works to safeguard the state’s architectural and cultural heritage and to build an ethic that helps make local historic preservation work.
By embarking on this partnership, the Washington Trust hopes to help Historic Tacoma build its membership and strengthen its ability to serve the community. Historic Tacoma members receive invites to special members-only events as well as up to the minute emails on important preservation issues. With the complimentary one-year Washington Trust membership, Historic Tacoma members will also receive the Trust’s quarterly newsletter, invitations to the annual holiday open house held at the landmark Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood as well as other member events, and introduction to a network of preservationists working across the state to preserve and sustain those places that make Washington the truly unique place it is today.
For more information, visit http://www.historictacoma.net .