Tour Tacomas past to celebrate Historic Preservation Month
May is National Historic Preservation Month across the United States. Tacoma will celebrate this special month with the following activities:
2006 Tour of Historic Tacoma Homes — Since 1993, the Tacoma Historical Society has hosted its popular Grand Homes of Tacoma annual tours. The itinerary of homes changes each year. The tour will occur on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on May 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for members. For more information, visit the Tacoma Historical Society, http://www.tacomahistory.org .
A Tour of the Historic Churches Surrounding Wright Park — Local architect and preservationist Gerald Eysaman will lead a walking tour of the Churches around Wright Park, discussing their architecture and histories on May 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. The tour will meet at the front steps of First Presbyterian Church. This event is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Call (253) 591-5220. For more information, visit http://www.tacomaculture.org .
Landmarks Nomination Workshop — Local historic preservation professionals and Landmarks Commission members will provide helpful tips, information and insight into nominating properties for the local historic register on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.This event is free, but space may be limited. Please RSVP to (253) 591-5220. For more information, visit http://www.tacomaculture.org .