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Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor

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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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  • Gig Harbor is known as an "historic fishing village", although it has grown over the years to be a small town of about 6,000 give or take, no longer a "village". Still, it retains a wonderful sense of...  more »
  • Very interesting history here! I also enjoy the traveling exhibits. We went a couple years ago to see a native am woman crafting baskets. She was very interesting and informative! The docent Mickey is...  more »
  • When I visited, the crew was working on restoring the old boat in the back shed. They allowed me to climb on and watch the work, they were incredibly friendly, informative and just fun. Don't know if ...  more »
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  • New small local History Museum
  • Cute!
  • The live music there was awesome!
  • Friendly Staff, very informing.