The Board of the Heritage League of Pierce County works hard to coordinate several workshops throughout the year. These workshops are intended to support our members in their efforts to expand their outreach.EXPLORE
The Heritage League of Pierce County is an all-volunteer organization that works to build up relationships between museums, historical societies, and other historically-minded public facilities in Pierce County.EXPLORE
Every year at our annual meeting, the Heritage League of Pierce County recognized the outstanding heritage work carried out in our county by museum and community professionals.EXPLORE
HERITAGE LEAGUE OF PIERCE COUNTY STRIVES
To support individual and group efforts to preserve local history in Pierce County;
To advance the well-being of museums, historical societies, and heritage organizations throughout Pierce County;
To provide technical assistance and information to individuals and groups pertaining to heritage preservation in Pierce County;
To establish communication with state and local governments relative to heritage preservation matters.
The Board of the Heritage League of Pierce County works hard to coordinate several workshops throughout the year. These workshops are intended to support our members in their efforts to expand their outreach, professionalize, and share their insights and expertise. We do workshops on topics ranging from how to safely store photographs to how to find great interns – anything that helps Heritage Organizations and museums grow and develop. We welcome suggestions for workshops from our members.
Heritage work is important because it tells us of our common humanity. People of the past were just people, good and bad. By preserving and sharing their stories, we can highlight their achievements and address the mistakes and injustices that continue to impact us today.
There is a need to help others interact with history. Getting people engaged in the stewardship of their local history can seem daunting but is deeply rewarding. Once people feel that the history of their area is intertwined with their own narrative you get to see greater care for the area, the people, and the future.
History is not objective, our job, in the heritage field, is important to making sure that stories that have been historically marginalized and silenced are heard. As a historic preservation professional, I want to ensure that our built environment represents and meets the needs of our diverse community.
The preservation of heritage and the presentation of history (good, bad, or other) helps put our present into context. With that context and the appreciation of our past, we can move forward as a society and strive for a better future.
Erik W. Flint
Holly Stewart joined the Heritage League of Pierce County in 2016 and has served as secrteary since 2017. She belives heritage is important because is helps us better understand the places we call home and can foster cross-cultural connections.
Holly works at Job Carr Cabin Museum, where she oversees the Museum’s programs related to education, volunteer resources, community outreachm and public events. Additionally, she is a member of the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commison.
Local history can be a powerful tool for connecting people to their community and the world beyond. The organizations that preserve and interpret local history play an important role in facilitating dialogue about the past so that we can better understand the present. The Heritage League of Pierce County is committed to helping these organizations thrive so that they can continue with this vital work.
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