"Points Northeast" refers to an area of Pierce County, WA, on Puget Sound across Commencement Bay from downtown Tacoma


It includes the areas of Browns Point, Dash Point, and Northeast Tacoma


Our Mission

The mission of Points Northeast Historical Society is to preserve, promote and celebrate the history of Browns Point, Dash Point, and Northeast Tacoma by:


  • Collecting and exhibiting historical records and artifacts of Browns Point, Dash Point and NE Tacoma.

  • Encouraging the preservation and public access to historical sites and landmarks.

  • Educating children and adults to appreciate our local heritage.

  • Sponsoring and participating in community events.

Board Members:


Officers and Committee Chairs:


President: Linda VanNest
Vice President: Diane Malone
Treasurer: Norm Andersen
Secretary: Pam Halsan

Committee Chairs

Cottage Gardeners Coordinator: Kathy Juracek
Cottage (rental) Lightkeepers Program: Nancy Pawlicki
Curator:  Mavis Stears and Pam Halsan
Education Committee: (Vacant)
Grants:  Jim Harnish
Museum Committee: Linda Van Nest
Maintenance: Bob Robinson and Jim Harnish
Membership: Norm Andersen and Diane Jahnke
Publicity/newsletter: Kathleen Monahan
Sales: Pat Harnish, Pam Halsan

Volunteer Coordinator: Nancy Bess

Board of Directors:


Jim Harnish, Past President
Margot Andersen
Fay Ainsworth
Pam Ladley
Janice Burgess
Pat Harnish
Mary Chavez
Nancy Pawlicki
Neil Hanson
Kathy Juracek
Linda Van Nest
Dennis Champagne

Community Partners:


Points Northeast Historical Society focuses on the three geographic areas of Browns Point, Dash Point, NE Tacoma. We identify and provide links to several categories of "community partners" including: businesses; organizations (churches, etc); public service organizations; other.


  1. Business Membership ($100) includes special recognition with a display ad in each newsletter, links on our website, and listing in special publications such as event programs and display posters.

  2. Community Supporters ($100) with same benefits as Business Membership

  3. Public Service organizations (no charge): Browns Point Improvement Club (www.brownspoint.org), Dash Point Social and Improvement Club (www.dashpoint.org), NE Tacoma Neighborhood Council (www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId), Metro Parks Tacoma (www.metroparkstacoma.org), Center at Norpoint (www.metroparkstacoma.org/norpoint) , Fire Department, schools.

  4. Other (no charge) Contact us about being included here.

Points Northeast Board Members

Points Northeast Historical Society •6716 Eastside Dr. NE #1-135 Browns Point, WA 98422 • 253-927-2536


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