Tacoma History Keepers!

All Are Welcome!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma History Keepers Schedule 2018

Participant Packet Tacoma September 2018

Workshops Sessions

Your Organization’s Records
What to Save and How to Organize Print and Digital Materials

Crystal Rodgers and Emily Dominick will cover the basics of managing and preserving your organization’s records. Topics include what types of materials you should save, how and where to store your records, and preservation of your organization’s digital files.  They will also talk about what supplies will help you get started.

Family and Personal Papers and Artifact Collections

John Bolcer and Lynette Miller will teach the basics of how to care for your personal or family’s historical papers, digital files, and artifacts. Topics covered will include deciding what is important to save, what is involved in care and storage, tips on managing digital files for the long term, and options for what to do with collections that you don’t want to keep but may be of interest to others.

Conducting and Preserving your Oral History Projects

Zhijia Shen and Justin Wadland will guide you through the process of designing and implementing an oral history project using digital technologies. This session will include interviewing tips, sample permission forms, what kinds of digital files to use, and suggested platforms. They will share links to many exciting projects that are available online.

Creating Exhibits
A toolkit for Creating Meaningful Displays

Are you interested in creating an exhibit but don’t know where to start? Do you have some experience producing exhibitions but need more resources? This session presented by Gwen Whiting and Terri Ball discusses some basics of putting an exhibit together, including exhibit planning, organizing and researching, text and label writing, basic design and fabrication, and the effective use of available resources.

Collecting and Preserving Photos, Films, and Audio/Visual Collections

Your shoe boxes of photos, slides, and recordings need some attention!  Susan Fitch and Hannah Palin will provide tips and best practices for the care and storage of historical photographs, photo albums, films, and video and audio tapes.  They will also talk about organizing your digital photos and recordings.

Your cultural exhibits!

Participants are  invited to share a completed history project or work in progress. If you or your youth have a visual display to exhibit, please let us know when you RSVP for the event.


Enjoy a delicious lunch of Asian Pacific foods available for a $15 cash donation per person. When you RSVP a spot at the workshop, order your lunch(es) and indicate vegetarian.

Cost and RSVP

We Are History Keepers! workshops are free and open to the public.  There are To help us plan, please RSVP to rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org.   Indicate if you wish to join us for the lunch ($15 cash donation per person) and if you will bring materials to display.

Tacoma History Keepers! Partners and Sponsors

Ethnic Heritage Council
University of Washington Libraries
UW Tacoma Library
Washington State Historical Society
Heritage League of Pierce County
4 Culture

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