The Railway Comes to Tacoma

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Hear the stories of those who were directly affected by the coming of the railroad to Tacoma. Join the Tacoma Historical Society for the exhibit opening of Dreams & Dispossession: The Railway Comes to Tacoma with keynote speaker Ethelda Burke Friday, January 27th at 6pm. Free but RSVP for tickets.

The Tacoma we know today was shaped by its origins as a railway terminus for the Northern Pacific Railway. The railroad brought new people, new industries, new opportunities, and new conflicts into the area. For good or ill, this event changed the lives of everyone living along Commencement Bay.

Exhibit will open at 6:00pm for viewing. At 6:30pm, Ethelda Burke will speak on the experiences of her father, Edwin Dorsey, as an African-American railroad porter in the 1940s. Refreshments will be provided.

Event is free or by donation. Donations can be made at the door.

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