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The museum depicts Washington's geographic diversity and human history from indigenous peoples throughout European exploration and immigration in the 20th century. Interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays, and historic artifacts. A multi-media presentation provides an overview of the state's history.

A diorama representing the state's environmental zones leads to an area illustrating the American Indian lifestyle, including exhibits about home-building and food and reed-gathering. Also featured are such artifacts as baskets, carved masks, tools and clothing.

The pioneer era is documented through a diorama of a westward-bound immigrant family and maps, ship models, trade goods, weapons and related pioneer relics.

This is just one of the many Historical Museums located throughout Washington.

Location: 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma Washington 98402 Telephone 253-272-3500 Toll Free: 888-238-4373 Fax 253-597-4186

Other History nearby:
(Bainbridge Island) Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
(Seattle) Ballard Avenue Historic District
(Olympia) Bigelow House Museum and Neighborhood
(Black Diamond) Black Diamond Historical Museum
(Bremerton) Bremerton Naval Museum
(Buckley) Buckley Foothills Historical Society Mus


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