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Friday: Free Admission at Harbor History Museum

Access to the museum on Friday, Dec. 28, will be free for the day and includes activities for the entire family.

The Harbor History Museum announces that it will host a special day for our community to enjoy all that the museum has to offer on Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Access to the museum will be free for the day and includes activities for the entire family.

From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. families can enjoy children’s activities in the Clifford and Anna Pearson Resource Center. Children ages four to eight will have fun making crafts, playing historic games or building rug boats.

Explore the permanent gallery with an “I Spy” scavenger hunt or check out the museum backpack full of kid-friendly activities and games designed to enrich the museum experience for our younger visitors.

Tapestry artist and painter Margo MacDonald will be on hand to teach the art of weaving amongst the tapestries in our special exhibition NW x SE A Collaborative Small Tapestry Project of Northwest and Southeast Weavers. The Weaving workshop will teach the basic weaving process (same as tapestry) using small looms and tee shirt strips.

Climb aboard the 1925 purse seiner Shenandoah and see what Shipwright Nate Slater and his incredible volunteers have been working on between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.!

At 3 p.m.: Special Afternoon Lecture "Confederates on the Northwest Coast" with author & historian Les Eldridge. Enjoy the seldom-told tale of the secret Rebel societies on the Pacific Coast (including British Columbia) during the American Civil War.

“The museum’s Free Friday on Dec. 28, 2013 will be a great chance for our community to experience how fun and family-friendly the Harbor History Museum truly is,” said Executive Director Sue Loiland.

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society DBA Harbor History Museum was founded in 1963 and opened a museum in 1973. The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula.

We do this by collecting, preserving and sharing this area's history. Our vision is to be the cornerstone providing a sense of identity for our community. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., except major holidays. Winter hours from Jan. 2 to April 1 are Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.

- Information provided by the Harbor History Museum. 

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