In partnership with the City of Tacoma, Historic Tacoma is inviting community members to take part in the McKinley History Project to document the McKinley Neighborhood’s history and architecture.

The purpose of the project is to collect stories, research historic buildings, and document the history of the people and places in the neighborhood.

Community members can participate in the project by taking a survey about why McKinley matters to them and help update the City’s inventory of historic resources. The project also includes several virtual workshops that are open to the community to attend. The virtual workshop schedule is as follows:

March 22: How to do historical research, especially in a pandemic!
April: What is a historic survey and why does it matter?
May: All the details on what it means to be a landmark
June: Project wrap-up and overview of historic survey

The McKinley History Project is funded through grants from Tacoma Creates, the National Park Service, and the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Click here for more information about the project, the survey, and the workshops.