We went back to the 6th Avenue Farmer’s Market today, but I had already used that as my place of the day. When I looked around, I realized the market was right smack in front of Engine House No. 9 (E9) . I love E9! It is a restaurant/brew pub situated in a beautifully restored 1907 fire station. The Engine House moved out of the building in 1965 and it was remodeled as a tavern in 1973. The property was placed on the national historic register in 1975. Microbrew beer was served here as of 1984 and it became the first non-smoking tavern in Pierce County in 1992.
Today the family went to the Harbor History Museum at 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. I hadn’t even realized that they had built it, but its been there for a couple of years now. It’s really a nice museum, well thought out with plenty for the kids to do and a nice variety of exhibits for everybody. I especially liked the Shenandoah, a local fishing vessel that was built in 1925. The ship is being publicly restored and will eventually be available for tours. Looking at it, I could just imagine all the stories that it could tell. http://www.gigharbormuseum.org/ShenandoahProj.html
Also of interest was the restored one room school house. There were about 30 desks, close together with the teacher’s desk in the front and the heating stove in the back.