The Harbor History Museum is a vibrant, hands-on interactive cultural and community center. Our goal is to educate and entertain our guests through a wide variety of exhibits and public programs. Our mission is to create opportunities to experience the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula. We do this by collecting, preserving and sharing this area's history.
Exhibition galleries include the Native American Gallery, the Annelise and Warder Stoaks Permanent Gallery (on the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula), the Jim and Carolyn Milgard Maritime Gallery, the Rev. Charles F. Shreiner Family Showcase Gallery with interactive magnet wall, and the historic one-room Midway School. The special exhibition gallery features Northwest by Southeast, an exhibit featuring small tapestries from international weavers.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.