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Tickets Now Available for Maritime Heritage Swing Dec. 5

Tickets Now Available for Maritime Heritage Swing


Nov. 13, 2014



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152


Tickets Now Available for Maritime Heritage Swing Dec. 5


The public is invited to Maritime Heritage Swing presented by The Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City of Tacoma's Planning and Development Services Department’s Historic Preservation Office on Friday, Dec.5, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Foss Waterway Seaport (705 Dock St. in Tacoma).


The event will feature the sounds of Pierce County Community Big Band,a swing dance demonstration, refreshments and a no-host bar will also be available. This historic preservation fundraiser is commemorating the USS Lexington providing power for Tacoma during the Dec. 1929 power shortage,caused by a drought that affected the hydroelectric sources.


“This event is a fun way to celebrate Tacoma’s maritime heritage and the occurrences that happened on the waterfront.” said Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer from the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department. “It also highlights the great work that the Foss Waterway Seaport is doing to bring awareness to the Waterway’s history and preserve the historic Balfour Dock Building, which is the oldest remaining maritime-industry-related building in Tacoma.”


Tickets are $25 per person and registration is required in advance by going to eventbrite.com. Free parking will be available at the adjacent Republic Parking lot.  Contact Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5254 for more information.


Proceeds will be used to support this event as well as future community education and programming in 2015. This is the capstone on this year’s new effort to provide increased preservation programming and events that engage the community.