Gig Harbor is steeped in maritime history with boat building and commercial fishing playing a major role in the development of the area. But Gig Harbor was more - an agricultural center, logging and lumber area and Native American fishing grounds.
Throughout our region we cherish and preserve much of this history for our residents and our visitors to remember and enjoy!
Upcoming exhibits include the 13th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibit from August 4th - September 2, 2012 and NW X SE: A Collection of Small Tapestry Project of Northwest and Southeast Weavers from September 15 to January 20, 2013. Don't miss this wonderful display of intricate small tapestries created by leading weavers from the Northwest and Southeast. Videos show step-by-step process for creating the weavings along with on-site demonstrations and hands-on activities. The exhibit is a collaboration between the groups Tapestry Weavers South and Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound.
In addition to the Harbor History Museum, the greater Gig Harbor Peninsula is home to other museums and historical sites listed here (in left column).