Tacoma Historical Society hires executive director

Tacoma Historical Society officials recently announced the organization has hired a new executive director.

Tacoma Historical Society officials recently announced the organization has hired a new executive director.

Julie LaRue joins the non-profit organization having served as an educator at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York; a curatorial assistant at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York; and an educator and interpreter at the Nantucket Historical Association in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding professional in this important leadership position,” said Tacoma Historical Society President Bill Baarsma. “This hiring is a culmination of many years of hard work on the part of volunteers, and is a major step forward in our mission to preserve, present and promote Tacoma’s history.”

“I am excited about my move to the Northwest, and to Tacoma in particular,” added LaRue. “I can’t wait to get to know our stakeholders and learn more about our community and hopefully help enhance the active role the society takes in our city. It is important to preserve local history and let the public, both young and old, know about the unique and amazing resources available through the society and museum.”

The Tacoma Historical Society issued a call for applicants in November (see “Tacoma Historical Society hiring part-time director,” Tacoma Daily Index, Nov. 16, 2015).

More information is available online at tacomahistory.org.

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