Take me out to the Ball Game!

The Heritage League of Pierce County is excited about our upcoming summer program focused on the Sports Heritage of our fair county!

On Monday, June 20th, we will meet at 3pm at the Shanaman Sports Museum, located inside the Tacoma Dome. Curator Marc Blau will give Heritage League of Pierce County members and their friends, family, and colleagues a special tour of the Sports Museum, opening it up just for us. Visit this Tacoma landmark and learn something about our sports history.

And then it is off to a Rainiers Game at 6pm! Watch as our home team takes on the Fresno Grizzlies at Cheney Stadium. We have blocked off seats for 50 of our members and their colleagues, friends and family. And we can get more if needed! The seats are near third base so the setting sun won’t get in the way of us catching all the action.

We’ve secured tickets plus a hot dog, chips and a drink at a special price of $12.50! Get your tickets from Sue Scott, President of the HLPC. We recommend coming to Shanaman’s and picking up the tickets for you and your group during the tour, but we can also meet you outside Cheney’s Stadium if need be.

As an official group that night, you can help us give a big “Hurra” when Heritage League of Pierce County shows up on the Jumbo Tron!

We look forward to seeing everyone on June 20th as we experience a taste of Pierce County’s sports heritage first hand!

Upcoming Workshop!

Most museums struggle to process all the artifacts we care for in our collection, organize and promote all the events that engage our public, and create the kind of exhibitions and activities that enhance visitors’ experience.

What if we could have the dedicated effort of smart, enthusiastic young people to help us? Interns from local colleges can be a great resource for our organizations, and provide valuable work experience to students exploring career paths. Well-constructed summer internships can give any organization a much needed boost and fulfill necessary academic and professional requirements for upcoming graduates.

At a workshop on Wednesday, April 13th, we will discuss internships at local museums with the internship coordinators of four local universities (UW-T, PLU, UPS, ad St. Martin’s University). Attendees will workshop how to decide the parameters of an internship, how to write a good internship description, how to work with local colleges to recruit interns, and how to orient your intern once they start the job, among other things.

The workshop will take place from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday, April 13th. It is free for Heritage League members and all affiliates of organizational members. It will take place on the campus of PLU, in the Scandinavian Cultural Center, located in the Anderson University Center building.

We look forward to continuing the conversation on the 13th!

Gearing up for our annual meeting!

This time of the year is so special at the Heritage League of Pierce County. All of our member organizations are doing fun holiday themed events as the weather turns colder. No need to travel far to experience some wonderful things, so stay local and stay involved! We post most of those events to our facebook page, and they also display on our homepage here. So if you have anything upcoming, please let us know.

It is an exciting time of the year also because we are thinking about the future as we prepare to welcome new board members and have our annual meeting on Saturday, February 6th. We just sent out membership renewal letters and are looking forward to a great 2016!

Happy holidays from all of us to all of you!

Walking Tour of Historic Tacoma!

On Thursday, August 20th, starting at 12:30 at the Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library, members of the Heritage League of Pierce County and their affiliates are invited to gather for a walking tour of historic Tacoma, led by our own Karen Haas. The tour of that facility will be from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

The tour will then move to the Pythian Temple at 924 Broadway, starting at 2pm and running until 3pm.

Finally, everyone is invited to gather at the Tacoma Historical Society, 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

If you can’t make every part of the tour, join in for whichever stops along the way you can. Refreshments and parking arrangements are being worked out, please keep an eye out for more details here!