Maritime Heritage Swing Tickets On Sale

Poster#TACOMAFM – The public is invited to Maritime Heritage Swing presented by The Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department’s Historic Preservation Office on Friday, December 5th, from 6 to 10 PM at the Foss Waterway Seaport @ 705 Dock Street.

The event will feature the sounds of Pierce County Community Big Band, a swing dance demonstration, refreshments and a no-host bar will also be available. This historic preservation fundraiser is commemorating the USS Lexington providing power for Tacoma during the December 1929 power shortage, caused by a drought that affected the hydroelectric sources.

“This event is a fun way to celebrate Tacoma’s maritime heritage and the occurrences that happened on the waterfront.” said Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer from the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department. “It also highlights the great work that the Foss Waterway Seaport is doing to bring awareness to the Waterway’s history and preserve the historic Balfour Dock Building, which is the oldest remaining maritime-industry-related building in Tacoma.”

Free parking will be available at the adjacent Republic Parking lot.  Contact Lauren Hoogkamer at or (253) 591-5254 for more information. Tickets are $25 per person and registration is required in advance here

Proceeds will be used to support this event as well as future community education and programming in 2015. This is the capstone on this year’s new effort to provide increased preservation programming and events that engage the community.