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New Harbor History Museum Grand Opening

The Harbor History Museum, (formerly the Gig Harbor Peninsula History Museum) will host a Grand Opening on Grand Opening September 18, at 2010 9:30 AM.

At the new museum you will find top-rate exhibitions, larger than life experiences, and lots of opportunities for hands-on exploration of the region’s rich history. The Harbor History Museum will be a vital community center. The museum will bring to life our community’s past, and illustrate through engaging exhibits and programs how that past has shaped the present and informs the future.

The Harbor History Museum Capital Campaign
The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society has embarked on an ambitious goal of raising $11.1 million to build the Harbor History Museum for the community. The museum will bring this history alive while providing a community gathering place in the heart of the harbor.
It’s a place that will educate and inspire while preserving the area’s unique past. Located on the waterfront in downtown Gig Harbor, the museum will transform a warehouse district into a vibrant community corridor.

Planned activities:

10 a.m. — Opening remarks, dedication and ribbon cutting.

11 a.m. — Museum doors open.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Lions Club barbecue and salmon bake.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Historic children’s games, art and flag activities, plus maritime and basket-weaving demonstrations and living history enactments.

Harbor History Museum 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, Washington, PO Box 744, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 ~ 253.858.6722 [email protected]

From Highway 16 towards Bremerton:
Take the Wollochet exit
Right onto Pioneer
Left onto Harborview Drive
End at 4121 Harborview Drive (on the right)
From Highway 16 towards Tacoma:
Take Borgen Blvd exit
Take a left through the round-about
Right through round-about onto Burnham Dr. NW
Burnham Dr. will turn into Harborview Dr.
End at 4121 Harborview Drive (on the left)

For more information about visiting Gig Harbor or overnight accommodations, go to

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