Tacoma Washington History
The Tacoma Art Museum was founded in 1935 and reopened in a new building on Pacific Avenue, the Museum District. The structure was acquired and renovated by the City of Tacoma in 1990 and converted into a federal courthouse. In the 1990s it reopened as a museum, and exhibitions were held in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and the UK.
Tacoma has many properties listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the Washington State Historic Landmarks. Some buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are currently listed as historic buildings. Tacoma has a long history of historic buildings, many of which are listed in the United States National Historic Preservation Act (NHP) and other state and local tax records. Seattle, Washington, the city of Seattle and the capital of Washington State, is one of the most historic cities in America, with many properties listed.
The three theaters are operated by several performing arts organizations, including the Tacoma Performing Arts Center, Puget Sound Community Theater and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Also noteworthy are the Seattle Opera House, Seattle Ballet Theatre and Seattle Public Library, as well as the Washington State Library.
In 1996, the Washington State History Museum opened just south of the depot, and in 2003, the Tacoma Art Museum opened at the northern end of the depot. The Tacoma Museum of Art, a museum of art and culture in Tacoma, Washington, is located on the site of a former railroad depot in the heart of downtown Tacoma.
We are coordinating efforts to restore an urban village with the Cross District Association of Tacoma. We are also building partnerships with other communities in the Northwest, including Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Seattle - Tacoma, Washington, as well as other cities and communities.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, offers services to Tacoma, and Sound Transit has also established the Tacoma Dome Station, which connects the city of Tacoma and the Puget Sound region of Washington, D.C., with the rest of the United States. The development of the city centre includes a redeveloped urban waterfront with a mixture of residential, commercial, retail, office and residential use, as well as a mixed-use development with retail and office space. Sound also has a new light rail line from downtown Tacoma to Seattle-Tacoma, connecting it to the largest commuter rail station in the Pacific Northwest region.
Tacoma is served several times a day in each direction by cascade trains that travel far north to Vancouver. Tacoma is served several times a day in both directions by Cascading trains to and from Far North Vancouver, and by light rail from Seattle - Tacoma to Tacoma Dome Station, as well as to the city of Tacoma and the rest of the Puget Sound region of Washington.
Interstate 5, which connects Tacoma with Seattle, is the second longest highway in the United States and the longest of its kind in North America. Seattle - Tacoma International Airport is located south of the city of Tacoma, at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 90.
Seattle - Tacoma International Airport is located south of the city of Tacoma, at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 90. State Route 16 is connected to Interstate 4 by a narrow two-lane highway between Tacoma and Seattle and is located between the airport and Puget Sound National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Washington state and the second largest natural resource reserve in the state after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in California. In addition to the narrow, federally expanded highway, StateRoute 16 connects Interstate 3 with Interstate 10 and connects it to the Tacoma - Seattle National Forest, a national wildlife refuge.
The city of Tacoma used the airfield as a commercial area during this period, and during World War II, national air shows were held on the site. Today, Commencement Bay is home to the University of Puget Sound, the largest private university in Washington state and the second largest public school system in Washington state. At the time of its construction, it was used as a commercial field by the city of Tacoma. CityInTacoma.com, which hosted a national air show during World War II, also hosted an air show for the US Navy.
Tacoma colleges include the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College and Bates High School. SAMI - SOTA is the only school in Tacoma to offer a four-year public full-time study program.
Tacoma is hosting the four-part daffodil parade in April in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. Tacoma is home to Puget Sound State Park with its own parking system, the Tacoma Park and Recreation Center, as well as a number of other downtown parks and recreational facilities, such as the Washington State Capitol Building and the U.S. Post Building, and a variety of public parks, recreation centers and other public buildings in and around Tacoma. It hosts a three-day festival, the first day of which is on April 1 and the second day of which is two days later.