October 12, 2013 - January 4
1987: A Day in the Life Photography Exhibit
In April 2014, the time capsules placed in the Gig Harbor lighthouse on the sand spit will be opened! It will be the 25th anniversary of when the capsules were first placed in the lighthouse, celebrating Gig Harbor's history. In preparation of the events scheduled for next April, the museum is creating the special exhibit "1987: A Day in the Life Photography Exhibit." This exhibit will showcase a variety of photographs taken in 1987 as a fundraiser for the construction of the lighthouse. These images will show a Gig Harbor that has changed...but also what hasn't changed. Programming is being developed to allow today's citizens to duplicate the images - "Then & Now." To view samples of the 1987 photographs, click here.
January 11 - April 13, 2014Going to the Chapel: Faith, Friction, & Fellowship on the Gig Harbor Peninsula
Another in-house created exhibit of the Harbor History Museum, showcasing the history of the early peninsula churches, the ceremonies and celebrations, youth and adult programs, and even the challenges within the communities between the different religious convictions. Artifacts, photographs, and video will tell the story of our history.
April 19 - July 20, 2014Water's Extreme Journey
Become a Raindrop, Change Your World...Developed with world-renowned marine life artist Wyland, Water's Extreme Journey takes visitors on an exciting and important adventure quest for clean water. Visitors experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first-hand the science behind the water cycle. But it's not all wet and wild - through powerful interactives and local messaging, visitors will realize that even their daily decisions can immediately improve the watershed in their own backyard.
Water's Extreme Journey transforms the visitor into a drop of water entering a watershed, an area of land where water drains and collects into a shared reservoir. As visitors will discover, a watershed can be right in their own neighborhood, or as big as the Rocky Mountain region! To explore the exhibition watershed, visitors voyage through rivers, lakes, wetlands, and even their homes, eventually reaching the healthy ocean. Sound easy? Water drops face many hurdles as they interact with humans. Does the farm they encounter use pesticides? Did someone get messy changing their oil, or flush prescription drugs down the toilet? Clean choices keep our drops healthy and moving toward a clean ocean. Dirty choices send our drops down the urban storm drain to the unhealthy ocean, where they evaporate, condensate, and precipitate for another try.