Date - Jan 27, 2023
Time - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Join us at Tacoma Historical Society, 406 Tacoma Avenue S, for the Exhibit Opening of Dreams & Dispossession: The Railway Comes to Tacoma with special keynote speaker Ethelda Burke.
The Tacoma we know today was shaped by its origins as a railway terminus for the Northern Pacific Railway. The railroad brought new people, new industries, new opportunities, and new conflicts into the area. For good or ill, this event changed the lives of everyone living along Commencement Bay. Dreams & Dispossession explores the stories of the individuals who were directly effected by these changes. Exhibit will open at 6:00pm for viewing. At 6:30pm, Ethelda Burke will speak on the experiences of her father, Edwin Dorsey, as an African-American railroad porter in the 1940’s.
Seating is limited; RSVP at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dreams-dispossession-exhibit-opening-tickets-508097271617
Refreshments will be provided. For questions call (253) 472-3738.