Browsing Month May, 2013

New book on history of Apple Computer

By at May 29, 2013 | 1:40 am | 0 Comment

The publisher of Tacoma.com, Bob Luther, has written a book called The First Apple. If you'd like to hear more about the book, go to www.TheFirstApple.com and to pre-order, click on the lower left photo that says

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Museum of Glass Welcomes Visiting Artist Mel George

By at May 24, 2013 | 5:54 pm | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_9000" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Mel George, Working. Photo by Jeremy Lepisto"][/caption] Tacoma, Wash. — Australian artist Mel George will be in the Hot Shop at Museum of Glass from Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 as part of the 2013 Visiting Artists Summer Series. This residency concludes with a lecture on Sunday, June 2

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Tacoma Professor Writes 1st Chronicle of Early 20th Century Mixed-Raced Americans

By at May 23, 2013 | 8:30 pm | 0 Comment

(Tacoma, WA. –May 2013) — Until now, no one has examined the collective stories of the 20th century’s older, mixed-raced Americans. “Stories of younger people of mixed heritage are out there,” says sociologist, professor and author Cathy J. Tashiro. But, Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans takes the story one step further¯analyzing how

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Hand-stamped Charms Jewelry class

By at May 22, 2013 | 7:32 pm | 4 Comments

The Tacoma Metal Arts Center will be holding a hand-stamped charms class on Saturday, June 1, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Students will be able to make unique, personalized, one-of-a-kind jewelry, to take or wear home. Finishing techniques; such as: oxidizing, sanding, and tumble polishing will also be discussed in class. The class is $35 and includes materials. Amy Reeves,

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First annual Street Scramble Scavenger Hunt

By at May 21, 2013 | 8:56 pm | 3 Comments

A Street Scramble Scavenger Hunt will take place at the Washington State History Museum on Sunday, June 23, at 12:30 pm. The Street Scramble Scavenger Hunt is an educational scavenger hunt that incorporates downtown Tacoma as its course for trivia questions such as, "What's the historic name on the Key Bank Building?" or "Which of Tacoma's sister cities contributed to a

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National Medal for Museum and Library Service Awarded to Pierce County Library System at White House Ceremony

By at May 13, 2013 | 7:54 pm | 2 Comments

On Wednesday May 8, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan Hildreth to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Pierce County Library System, and nine additional institutions in a ceremony at the White House. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor bestowed on museums and libraries for

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