Archive for March 2019

A New Mission for The Mission Theater

April brings about a change in the season, and for us it brings about a change in our McMenamins music world. At the end of April the Mission Theater will be transforming from a live event and music venue to a first run movie theater. While we are excited to re-open our doors with this…

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Thea Foss

Hello from the History Department — All Tacoma, all the time! Speaking of time, this week’s history is about a Tacoma woman way ahead of her time. Thea Foss turned one green-and-white rowboat into what eventually became a world-class fleet of maritime vessels and a company still in operation today. Look for the green-and-white Foss…

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The Graffiti Artists

Hello from the History Department — By now you may have seen the “before” images of the Tacoma Elks building – decaying, waterlogged and covered in graffiti. Through one of our Tacoma artists, Jeremy Gregory, whose work is now found throughout the hotel, we were able to connect with a few of the graffiti writers…

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Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day

Hello from the History Department — This past Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day. And to celebrate, members of the Pink Boots Society gathered at the Concordia Brewery in Kennedy School for the 2nd Annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, a worldwide event. Fittingly, the group was led by recent  26th Annual Hillsdale Battle…

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Making Ufology History in McMinnville

Hello from the History Department — What’s all the hubbub about Bob? The 20th Annual UFO Festival is just a couple months away and tickets are now on sale! One of our most highly anticipated guests this year is Bob Lazar, who has been called “the singular most famous and controversial name in the world…

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