Local historian will share "Tacoma Then and Now" photos

The Tacoma Historical Society will continue its Heritage Series next month with a presentation entitled “Tacoma Then and Now” by local historian Dave Burns. Burns, who is most recognized for his efforts to restore a 1910 Northern Pacific dining car, will share historic Tacoma photographs with contemporary scenes. The event will be held on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at Peoples Retirement Community, 1720 E. 67th St., in Tacoma. The Heritage Series of local history talks is a cooperative effort of the Peoples Retirement Community and the Tacoma Historical Society. Programs are generally scheduled for 2 p.m. on the first Thursday. The programs are free and open to the public. More information is available online at tacomahistory.org.

Tacoma historian Dave Burns. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

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