Dash Point History Featured in Exhibit Opening
At Points Northeast Historical Society Museum
This year’s featured exhibit at the Points Northeast Historical Society museum will trace the history of Dash Point beginning in 1906. The museum, located in Browns Point Lighthouse Park, will be open now every Saturday from 1-4pm until November.
Trained docents will guide people through the historic 1903 restored cottage, furnished with antiques (which is available as a vacation rental), and the basement history museum with vignettes showing an early 20th century kitchen, sewing room and one-room school house.
Children will receive their own museum guide and honorary lightkeepers badge and
see how people lived in the last century experience, have a hands-on experience using old fashion kitchen tools and appliances, sit in classic school desks, type on a manual typewriter, and write on a real “black” board. In addition they can ring the historic fog bell which hangs in the former Pump House.
In the Boat House visitors will see a maritime exhibit featuring antique tools and a replica Coast Guard Surfboat, an outstanding example of classic craftsmanship, rarely seen today.
A museum gift shop offers a variety of books and commemorative items for sale.
PNEHS also maintains a small museum in the original principal’s office in the historic Dash Point School (now owned by Northpoint Coop Pre-school). Access to this museum and private group tours of the Browns Point facilities is by appointment. (253-927-2536).
The visits and tours are free—membership fees, cottage rentals, and volunteers help to provide these experiences for the community. For information on membership and support and volunteer opportunities see pointsnorrtheast.org or facebook.com/pointsnortheast.
The Browns Point Lightkeeper’s Cottage Available
The cottage is open for get-away vacations throughout the year. From now until June you can stay for a minimum of two nights with lower winter rates. $595 per week; $150 per night (Sun-Thur); $175 per night (Fri/Sat).
Summer rates by the week only: June & September, $880; July/August, $950. All rates plus tax, $25 membership, and $200 refundable damage deposit.
The 3-bedroom cottage has been restored to its original 1903 style but with modern kitchen and cable TV and wifi internet access. For photos see facebook.com/pointsnortheast
For reservations see: pointsnortheast.org or message at 253-927-2536
Also, Facebook.com/pointsnortheast and Seattle Times article:
Visit interactive History Museum, Boat House Maritime Museum, Ring historic fog bell. Children love it because they can touch everything.
For private group tours, leave message at 253-927-2536.
201 Tulaip NE Browns Point, Wa 98422
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Information: pointsnortheast.org or 927-2536
LIGHTHOUSE COTTAGE AVAILABLE AS VACATION RENTAL
The US Lighthouse Society says that Browns Point Lighthouse is one of the finest examples of a restored historic keeper’s dwelling in the U.S.
One of “TOP TEN LIGHTHOUSES TO SLEEP IN,” according to SmarterTravel.com which was also posted on Yahoo.com
Points Northeast Historical Society, which administers the lighthouse facilities, represents the communities of Browns Point, Dash Point and Northeast Tacoma which are located on the shore of Commencement Bay across from downtown Tacoma.
Our facilities including a History Center, Lighthouse Cottage rental and Museums are located on Puget Sound, in Browns Point Lighthouse Park. Some of these buildings, dating to 1903, and on the National Registry of Historic Places, are open for visitors.
You can tour the restored lightkeepers cottage which is furnished with antiques, and houses a history museum; visit the Boat House Museum which displays a replica surfboat and historic maritime items; and ring the original lighthouse bell, struck in 1867, which hangs in the former Pump House. Facilities are open Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m. from April through November. See Cottage Rental page.
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