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Bering Street and Harbor History Museum Team Up

We’re extremely excited to announce that Bering Street and Harbor History Museum are joining forces to expand our traveling exhibit offerings.

GH+History+Museum+Night+2Each of our exhibits will now premiere at the Harbor History Museum and travel from there. All of our current exhibits remain on the docket, with more outstanding exhibits to come. Stay tuned for more on this front as we prepare to release more information about additional exhibits being offered through the “HHM TravelingEx” program.

“Hands at Work: Portraits of People Who Work With Their Hands” Now On View at the Harbor History Museum

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Bering Street and the Harbor History Museum are delighted to present this stunning photography exhibit created by author Iris Graville and photographer Summer Moon Scriver. On view through September 9, 2017, “Hands at Work” is perfect for a town built by the hard working hands of loggers, farmers, boat builders, fisherfolk, seamstresses, and and more. This beautiful and adaptable exhibit will travel to Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee to open in late September.

See the exhibit details page and contact us today for more information about booking this exhibit.

“Bomber Boys” Exhibit On the Road!

Many thanks to “Bomber Boys” hosts, the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver and the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Arizona, where the exhibit aptly complimented their beautifully restored B-25 Maid in the Shade. Contact us for more information on booking this exhibit for your site.

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“Bomber Boys” installation, AZCAF.

What People Are Saying …

“It’s great to see the men who flew these planes.”

“Bomber Boys: Portraits From the Front” gets great press in the Tacoma News Tribune and Gig Harbor Gateway. Thanks to the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor for a wonderful venue.

Trip Advisor, August 2016: “There is a new, very touching exhibit called Bomber Boys, about a bomb squadron from WWII.”

“This exhibit is a real conversation starter. There are so many memories that people can share about their own experiences…Bomber Boys could go to any town throughout the country and be relevant.” —Alphild Dick, Harbor History Museum

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Bomber Boys at the Harbor History Museum: The Memory Files (foreground) and Bunk Set (background).

Reserve this exhibit for your town…

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Bomber Boys is currently available for booking. See the Bomber Boys page for more details or contact us directly at 253-858-6722.

 

The Avalon Project: Salmon, Seiners, and Life on the Sound

We’re excited to announce the launch of an amazing new traveling exhibit project being developed in league with the Gig Harbor BoatShop. Featuring the 1929 purse seiner Avalon, the exhibit will explore fishing on Puget Sound, the history of boat building in Gig Harbor, Washington, and life on deck.

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Purse seiners like the Avalon got their name from their nets; the net has a drawstring at the bottom that is drawn closed “like a purse” to capture a school of fish. While net setting and hauling are now motorized, they were originally done by manpower alone.

 

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Bering Street Studio is proud to be a graduate of the Spaceworks Creative Entrepreneurial program. Our exhibit and consulting services will not only help change the face of downtown Tacoma, they will allow University of Washington students pursuing museum studies to learn a wide range of interpretive techniques with real-life application.

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About Spaceworks Tacoma

Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space, training, and technical assistance available to artists, creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who are transforming Tacoma into an economically stronger and more culturally vibrant city.