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Celebrate Tacoma’s Historic Character with #IHeartTacoma

Celebrate Tacoma’s Historic Character


Jan. 30, 2015



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

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Celebrate Tacoma’s Historic Character with #IHeartTacoma


Spanning the month of February residents are invited to share their love for Tacoma’s unique historic character with the #IHeartTacoma social media photo contest.


To participate, print or find your free Tacoma Heart Map and take a picture holding the map in front of your favorite historic building. Post the photo to InstagramTwitter or Facebook using @Tacoma_Culture, or @tmnrrs with#IHeartTacoma. The contest runs through the month of February and prizes will be awarded to the three most “liked” photos.


“Historic preservation is about recognizing what we are and where we come from, and recognizing those unique places that are important to our community,” said Reuben McKnight, City of Tacoma historic preservation officer.“Preservation is not about the past, it is about retaining Tacoma’s identity while investing in its future. This contest is an opportunity for Tacomans to showcase their favorite landmarks.”


For complete contest rules, a full list of Tacoma historic landmarks and to download your Tacoma Heart Map, visit tmncreative.net/ihearttacoma


“There is a lot to love about the City of Destiny,” said Artist Tim Norris of TMN Creative. “Not only does Tacoma have an exciting up and coming creative culture, the city also has a unique history in architecture and other arts. It’s an honor to partner with the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to spread the love of this city’s heritage through this contest.”


To have your photo posted, send them to Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org.


#IHeartTacoma is presented by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office in partnership with artist Tim Norris of TMN Creative and Spaceworks Tacoma participant Tim + April.