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Celebrate Cultural Landscapes for Historic Preservation Month

Celebrate Cultural Landscapes for Historic Preservation Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications, msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051

 

Celebrate Cultural Landscapes for Historic Preservation Month

Each May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourages local communities to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month. The City of Tacoma is excited to announce this year’s Historic Preservation Month theme ̶ “Cultural Landscapes,” which celebrates the significance of Tacoma’s open spaces and natural environment to our past, present and future.

“It’s important to appreciate the impact our natural resources have on the people, environment and heritage that has shaped the City of Tacoma,“ said Assistant Historic Preservation Officer Lauren Hoogkamer. “This year, we will experience Tacoma’s historic cultural landscapes, open spaces and natural resources through a series of innovative virtual experiences.”

Preservation Month 2020 Calendar:

Due to evolving public health social distancing recommendations, event changes are anticipated this year, please visit the new Historic Preservation Month website for the most current event schedule. Some program highlights include: 

  • Virtual Sacred Spaces Tour
  • Virtual Wright Park Tour
  • Virtual Trapped: Escape Fort Nisqually
  • Tacoma’s Agricultural Heritage Virtual Panel Discussion
  • Virtual Salmon Release with Sherman Elementary and the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum
  • Job Carr Cabin Museum’s Old Town Scavenger Hunt
  • Historic Tacoma’s Virtual Proctor District Tour
  • Virtual Wapato Park Bike Ride

For more information on Historic Preservation Month activities, visit hpmonthtacoma.com or contact Lauren Hoogkamer at LHoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5254.

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