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Celebrate Dr. King At The Washington State History Museum





TACOMA–Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington State History Museum with performances, a keynote address, a jazz exhibit, and extended hours and FREE admission to the History Museum all day, January 18.

                The History Museum is extending operating hours until 6 p.m. during this celebration of Dr. King’s life.

                At 11 a.m., catch a screening of Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way, a documentary about Tacoma’s civil rights activists by Sidney Lee. The film will be shown again at 1 p.m.

                Lyle Quasim, former secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and a civil rights activist, will deliver a keynote address about the importance Dr. King’s life and legacy at 2 p.m.

                Directly following Quasim’s address, the Kim Archer Band will perform songs of tribute to Dr. King.

                While at the History Museum, check out Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle, to learn about African Americans building a lasting jazz movement in Seattle.

                This annual event brings in around 1,800 guests.

                Join the History Museum in paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this program designed to inspire and enlighten.

11 a.m. Screening of Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way
1 p.m.   Screening of Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way

2 p.m.   Keynote address by Lyle Quasim, former secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and a civil rights activist

3 p.m.   Performance by the Kim Archer Band

Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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About the Washington State History Museum

The Washington State History Museum, flagship of the Washington State Historical Society, is located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, just off 1-5.  The Washington State History Museum presents exhibits, programs, and events that bring to life the stories of Washington's history. The Washington State Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and vividly presenting Washington's rich and varied history since 1891.  For more information, please call 1-888-BE-THERE or visit our Web site,  

About the Kim Archer Band

If ever there was a perfect match of natural vocal talent and commanding stage presence, it is found in Kim Archer. The soulful, natural tones that flow through her voice engage listeners and her smooth, passionate delivery evokes an energy that brings a packed house to their feet. Kim Archer, Singer-Acoustic Guitar; David McKibbin–Guitar; Chris Tussing–Drummer; Jerome Gates–Bass.

January 18 hours and admission
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: FREE. 

Regular hours and admission
Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with extended hours and FREE admission every third Thursday, 2–8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, age 60 and above; $6 for students and military with valid ID; children, age 5 and below, and members are always FREE. 


Kimberly Adams

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