Media Contact

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


Recent Foss Waterway News

Tacoma-bound: 22 sailing ships and a 6-story-tall rubber duckie

From the Tacoma News Tribune:

More than 20 sailing ships — plus a building-size rubber duckie — are on course to visit the Tacoma waterfront this summer for a four-day maritime, music, food and wine festival.

Read more here:

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.

Foss Waterway Seaport Wins 2014 Ghilarducci Award for renovation of our historic building!

The Foss Waterway Seaport was honored to win the Ghilarducci Award at the New Tacoma Awards, presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. The award is for the renovation and beautification of the Seaport's historic home of the Balfour Wheat Warehouse.

Previous award winners of this award include the Murray Morgan Bridge rehabilitation (also on the Foss!), LeMay-America's Car Museum, and the Joy Building at UWT. We are proud to be included in a list with such great projects.

Foss Waterway featured in The News Tribune

We had a blast at our opening, and we were so glad the Tribune covered the event and let everyone in the South Sound know about what we have to offer.

Read their coverage here! 

Watch our new 30-second spot on Click! Cable Network

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