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Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
The Harbor History Museum is a regional maritime and history museum in Gig Harbor, Washington. It hosts exhibits on regional culture and history, and Midway Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1893 and moved to the museum's grounds in 2009. The museum won the Washington Museum Association annual Award of Project Excellence for an exhibit called Midway Pioneer School Experience.The museum acquired its current 14500sqft location on downtown Gig Harbor's Harborview Drive with a $1.5 million gift from a Gig Harbor family. The museum opened there in 2010.In late 2014 the museum board announced it would host more local cultural events including monthly music concerts in 2015 and a new preschool.Boat restorationThe museum is restoring a wooden fishing boat, the Shenandoah, that worked the San Juan Islands from 1925 until it was donated to the museum in 2000.
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  • This place is worth a look. Good history on the Native Americans, early settlers, local industry. Takes about an hour and gives you a good idea about the region. 
  • The Harbor History Museum is a great place to start your visit of Gig Harbor. Well presented exhibits show unique events and lifestyle history of Gig harbor. Rooster races, hard work in the forests an...  read more »
  • The Harbor History Museum has carefully assembled artifacts, photos, even an old schoolhouse and fishing vessel to show visitors the wide history of this special harbor. The Slavic and Scandinavian fi...  read more »
  • The live music there was awesome!
  • New small local History Museum
  • Friendly Staff, very informing.
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