The Our Town program at the Harbor History Museum continues to bring attention to local cultural influences of Japanese, Norwegian and Icelandic immigrants to the Gig Harbor area.
The exploration of Japanese culture will continue with a adult program from 1 to 2 p.m. April 30 that features Masaye Nakagawa of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, who will lead attendees through the intricacies of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Tickets for the event are $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
The influences of Norwegian immigrants will be the focus of Our Town through the month of May.
▪ A free family program held from 1 to 2 p.m. May 7 will feature a special performance by Norwegian folk dance group, the Poulsbo Sons of Norway Leikarringen, followed by a Norwegian flag-making craft.
▪ An adult program featuring local educator Douglas McDonnell will share stories of Norwegian settlers in Cromwell and their experiences immigrating from 1 to 2 p.m. May 12. This program is free.
Icelandic cultural influences will be recognized in June, wrapping up the Our Town spring programs.
▪ A free special elf house craft and folklore tales will be held for families from 1 to 3 p.m. June 11.
▪ A living history presentation from Sadie Vernhardson Fechter will be held for the adult program from 1 to 2 p.m. June 17. This program is free.
The Harbor History Museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor. More information on the museum or events can be found at harborhistorymuseum.org.