The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office has announced the recipients of the bi-annual Heritage Project Grant, which supports projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma’s history. In total, $40,000 was awarded to the following nine recipients:
- Downtown on the Go: $2,000 for three walking tours that focus on Tacoma’s history.
- Fort Nisqually Foundation: $5,000 for a special exhibit and permanent signage to highlight agricultural history related to the fort.
- Historic Tacoma: $3,000 for the redesign of the Historic Tacoma website.
- HistoryLink.org: $3,925 for the development of 12 articles that focus on the diverse and significant people in Tacoma’s history.
- Job Carr Cabin Museum: $1,500 for the annual Pioneer Days Festival, which highlights Job Carr and Tacoma’s pioneer history.
- Knights of Pythias: $3,000 for the acquisition of equipment to create a digitized and searchable archive of Knights of Pythias artifacts and documents.
- Pierce Conservation District: $7,500 for interpretive materials for three of Tacoma’s community gardens highlighting diverse agricultural history.
- Points Northeast Historical Society: $4,500 to conduct a historic structures report to guide the restoration of the Browns Point Light Station.
- Tacoma Historical Society: $10,000 for the development and installation of an exhibit on “1918: A Year of Destiny” and outreach inspired by the 1918 Liberty Bond drives.
This year, the program received more than $90,000 in grant requests.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support this broad range of heritage programing and activities that are taking place across Tacoma,” said Assistant Historic Preservation Officer Lauren Hoogkamer.