Washington State History Museum to offer free admission on MLK Holiday

Downtown Tacoma's Washington State History Museum and the KeyBank Foundation have partnered to offer free admission on Martin Luther King,...

Downtown Tacoma’s Washington State History Museum and the KeyBank Foundation have partnered to offer free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The museum has organized special programming to honor the late civil rights leader.

Becoming Bridges invites visitors to join in the American story of the struggle for human and civil rights in the United States. It provides a multimedia theatrical journey where the words of Dr. King, Langston Hughes, and other authors, activists, and human rights pioneers are brought to life. This includes the story of Ruby Bridges, the first grader who helped integrate Louisiana schools in the 1960s. The program will begin at 3 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 20.

The museum will also play continuously the film Tacoma Civil Rights Project: Remembering Our Past, Reshaping Our Destiny, produced in partnership with the Tacoma Civil Rights Project.

The museum, located at 1911 Pacific Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 20.

More information is available online at washingtonhistory.org.

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