Tacoma Historical Society will close downtown exhibit center

The Tacoma Historical Society (THS) announced today it will close its downtown exhibit center, located at 747 Broadway, later this month and consolidate its operations at its offices at 3712 S. Cedar St. According to a statement released this morning, THS president Jeff Cunningham cited the current financial downturn as the reason for closing the center, which opened in December 2005. The current exhibit, “From Ruins to Renaissance: The Architecture of Downtown Tacoma,” will run through Dec. 12. For more information, visit http://www.tacomahistory.org .

For earlier Tacoma Daily Index coverage of the THS exhibit center, click on the following links:

— Ahoy History Buffs! City’s role in century-old shore leave focus of new Tacoma Historical Society exhibit / http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_maritime_history.pdf

— Building History: THS exhibit celebrates downtown Tacoma’s architectural icons / http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_downtown_architecture.pdf

— Long Distance Memories: A lifelong, photographic tour through Tacoma’s passenger train history / http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_historic_trains.pdf