Tacoma Historical Society Destiny Dinner fundraiser Sept. 26

The Tacoma Historical Society will host the 9th Annual Destiny Dinner at Foss Waterway Seaport in September.

The event aims to present a unique aspect of Tacoma’s varied history, and this year’s theme—Working Tacoma—is no exception. Attendees will celebrate Tacoma’s unique labor history and the heroic men and women who built the City of Destiny by celebrating Tacoma’s connection to the international workers’ anthem Solidarity Forever on its 100th anniversary, and recognizing the 125th Anniversary of the Pierce County Central Labor Council. The event also includes exhibits, displays, dinner, and a no-host bar. In addition, the Tacoma Historical Society is offering an exclusive tour of El Primero, a 122-year-old, 131-foot-long luxury yacht once owned by local civic leader Chester Thorne, but later lost in a card game with local newspaper publisher Sidney “Sam” Perkins.

The Tacoma Historical Society’s 9th Annual Destiny Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 26, at Foss Waterway Seaport, located at 705 Dock St., in downtown Tacoma. Tickets for the El Primero Tour are $25 per person. Tickets for the Destiny Dinner are $50 per person.

Proceeds from both events will continue to support Tacoma Historical Society’s efforts to preserve, promote, and present the city’s local history. Event sponsors and partners include the Tacoma Historical Society, McMenamins, Port of Tacoma, Foss Waterway Seaport, and Columbia Bank.

More information is available online at tacomahistory.org.


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