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Pacific Lutheran University, Ingram Hall

Per Wikipedia “Ingram Hall is home to a communication computer lab, a digital photography/graphic design lab, and studio art classrooms for painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Ingram boasts two galleries: the University Gallery (which houses major shows and exhibitions) and the Wekell Gallery (which generally houses student and class work).”

I was there with my group to hear Stephanie Cootz speak and she was terrific. http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/


Buffalo Soldiers Museum

The Buffalo Soldiers Museum at 1940 S. Wilkeson, Tacoma was in the news today http://www.thenewstribune.com//2012/02/18/2031079/buffalo-soldier-gone-but-story.html?storylink=fb  My AAUW group was honored to have Jackie Jones-Hook, (one of our own!), tells us about the museum and the Buffalo Soldiers. Her father, William Jones, was a Buffalo Soldier and started the museum. Beginning next month, the museum will be open to the public and school groups by appointment. The buffalo head and buffalo skull are sure to be hits with the children!

Per wikipedia “the term Buffalo Soldiers became a generic term for all African-American soldiers” and indeed the museum covers a range of wars. We got to see most of a video about the soldiers, their bravery and the prejudice they experienced. Some of it was heart retching to see.

More information about the Buffalo Soldiers can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Soldier



Votes for Women, Celebrating 100 Years

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What a thrill to go to the Day of Jubilation at the historic Lord Mansion, which functions as the State Capital Museum and Outreach Center. The Day of Jubilation celebrated the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in Washington State. The American Association of University Women Washington State hosted a the event, which was a pink tea. Many of the guests came in period custom and were in character.

AAUW-WA’s website is http://www.aauw-wa.org/

AAUW-WA is a fine organization devoted to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

The website for the Lord Mansion is here

Tacoma Art Museum



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It’s always a pleasure to have an interesting new place of the day and 9/18/2010 qualifies! My AAUW group went to the Tacoma Art Museum and were treated to a talk and tour by the director, Stephanie Stebich. The larger photo is of LeRoy, the dog and the smaller photo is of one of my favorite sculptures at the museum, the Stone Wave (untitled) by Richard Rhodes.


Here is an interesting youtube of the instillation of the Dale Chihuly’s floats in the sculpture.

The link for Tacoma AAUW is http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/AAUW-Tacoma-Branch/131879520756?ref=ts

or http://www.aauw-tacoma.org/