Tacoma Historical Society

Generations connected by the many stories of our city's past.

aka Tacoma Historical Society   |   TACOMA, WA   |  http://www.TacomaHistory.org

Mission

Mission: Tacoma Historical Society preserves, presents, and promotes Tacoma's history. Vision: Generations connected by the many stories of our city's past.

Ruling year info

1996

Managing Director

Mr. Michael Lafreniere

Main address

PO BOX 1865

TACOMA, WA 98401 USA

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EIN

94-3146516

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tacoma History Museum

A research center for the study and stewardship of historic documents and artifacts related to the history of Tacoma, Washington

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Event Award 2018

Heritage League of Pierce County

Programs (Virtual Tour) 2019

Heritage League of Pierce County

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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Tacoma Historical Society

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. William Baarsma

Andrew Kouklis

Dale Wirsing

Kim McDowell

Genie Jefferson

Brian Skiffington

John Washington

Nan Peele

Gary Pedersen

Jim Catalinich

Brian Ebersole

Doug Andreassen

Elaine Hilton

Sherilla Bivens-Henderson

Bill Baarsma

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/12/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.