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Wesley A Wenhardt
Executive Director
wesley [dot] wenhardt [at] fosswaterwayseaport [dot] org


Recent Foss Waterway News

Find out more about The Puyallup People: First on the Waterways

The Foss Waterway Seaport presents a new exhibit exploring the history of the Puyallup People and their intimate connection to the Salish Sea and the Puyallup River.

Click the image below to see the segment as broadcast on CityLine, A video magazine show hosted by the City of Tacoma. Our Executive Director, the Exhibit Designer, and a representative from the Puyallup Tribe discuss the upcoming exhibit.

Looking for a unique bike ride in Tacoma?

Try out the newly opened extension to the Prairie Line Trail and ride down to the Seaport and the Foss Esplanade.

The Suburban News has an article about the Trail and our wonderful promotion this month as Downtown On the Go's business of the month. Tickets are Buy One, Get One free when you ride your bike to the Seaport!

The Suburban News

Art show celebrates surface textures of ships at Foss Waterway

We're proud to have Shon Frostad exhibiting his work with us!
Here's an article that the Tacoma Weekly wrote about Shon and the Foss Waterway Seaport.

Tacoma Weekly Art News

A buried petroglyph outside our front entrance?

If you missed it, The News Tribune had a very interesting article from one of their 2017 Reader Columnists.

Tom Llewellyn reveals that there is a buried petroglyph in the area near the Foss Waterway Seaport and the Dock Building. Maybe it's time for someone to step up and help lead an effort to dig up and preserve this petroglyph?

Buried Petroglyph

We were on KBTC's Northwest Now!

Want to know more about the Foss Waterway Seaport? Watch this episode highlighting all the cool stuff we do here at the Foss Waterway Seaport.


In case you missed it.....

Joseph Govednik, Our curator here at the Foss Waterway Seaport gave a talk at the Washington State History Museum about a rather interesting Washingtonian, Capt. W.C. Johnson.

Here's the YouTube video from that talk.

Apply now for an unique summer opportunity

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is now taking applications for it's annual Youth Heritage Project. Teachers and High School Students (including those entering High School in the Fall of 2017 as well as those graduating in the Spring of 2017) are elibible to apply.

This year's Youth Heritage Project is a 5-day (overnight) heritage field school that will be focusing on the proposed Washington State National Maritime Heritage Area. The Foss Waterway Seaport is scheduled to be one of the program sites this year.

Pierce County Television feature on the Foss Waterway Seaport

Celebrating Rails to Sails and everything else that makes the Foss Waterway Seaport worth a stop the next time you're in Tacoma!


Whale odyssey comes to an end at Foss Waterway Seaport Museum

Read this wonderful story and watch some video about an one-of-a-kind school project.

Link to the News Tribune Story

Watch a "fly-through" of the future of the Foss Waterway Seaport's historic home

This video shows an architectural rendering of the future of our historic space. It is a vision we are incredibly excited about and we are so grateful to our donors and partners who are helping to make it possible.