Writing Our History: Stories of Pierce County on HistoryLink.org

A team of writers has been adding new stories about Pierce County – from Carbonado to UW-Tacoma to furniture manufacturing to smallpox – to HistoryLink.org (the free, online encyclopedia of Washington state history). Thanks to funding from the Pierce County Landmarks & Historic Preservation Commission, a stream of new articles will be posted to the site this fall. Join us at three events in historic Tacoma venues to hear about the stories our writers have uncovered:

Visualize Tacoma, September 20

The Pierce County Courthouse in Images & Short Stories

Michael Sullivan & Amber Brock

Pythian Temple, 924 Broadway

Stories of Resilience, Sangha, & Kendo, 

October 18

A Brief History of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple

Tamiko Nimura & Justin Wadland

Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Avenue

The Steilacoom Story, November 15

Ed Echtle

Tacoma Armory, 715 S 11th Street

Join us for some light refreshments and conversation before the program. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

HistoryLink.org is the award-winning, constantly evolving, online encyclopedia of Washington state and local history. It provides a free, authoritative, and easily accessible history reference for the benefit of students, teachers, journalists, scholars, researchers, and the general public.