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Check our great library of historical photographs of Steilacoom at  
Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
1801 Rainier St.  Steilacoom, WA  98388
For more information about historic Steilacoom visit
or http://steilacoom.org
Don’t miss the next talk in our series with the Friends of the Library. Our speaker on March 10 will be David George Gordon on “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth.” He is the author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. All talks are at 2:00 PM in the Education Room of the Museum. There is no charge. 

See you there!

Endowment Campaign & Planned Giving
Consider leaving a legacy of historic preservation by remembering SHMA in your estate planning. We are excited to provide resources to help our supporters learn more about planned giving. Please take a look at our brochure below and visit Leave10.org for general information about planned giving and the importance of striving to leave 10% of your estate to charity. Our brochure includes information about how you can be part of our endowment campaign, which will ensure the successful preservation of Steilacoom history for many generations to come. When you're ready to talk about estate planning or the endowment campaign, call us at (253) 584-4133. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, Feb 26 at 2:00.

Gregory Tanbara of Tacoma will speak to the lives of the Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps in 1942 during World War II. His parents, Kimiko Tanbara who was raised in Tacoma, and his father, Dr. George Tanbara who was a pediatrician here for over 53 years, were both sent to a camp in 1942. His talk, Memories of Memories, will cover their lives and the impacts of policies of that time on local residents. You are invited to come and bring your memories as well as the nation observes the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which led to the incarceration of many throughout the West Coast. This talk corresponds to the current exhibit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma entitled "Filled with Grace - Japanese Americans in the South Sound. "

Greg has worked in environmental health, economic development, workforce training and higher eduction, been involved in many community and charitable organization and with his family, is a longtime member of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple.