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"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: Nancy Bess
Vice- President:  Jim Harnish
Treasurer: Norm Andersen
Co-Secretaries: Kathleen Monahan/ Neil Hanson

Committee Chairs

Cottage Gardens Coordinator: Kathy Juracek
Cottage Lightkeeper Program: Nancy Pawlicki
Docent Coordinator: None
Curator: Linda Van Nest
Education Committee: None
Grants: Jim Harnish
Museum Committee: Linda Van Nest
Maintenance: Jim Harnish
Membership: Norm Andersen
Sales: Pat Harnish
Publicity/Newsletter: Kathleen Monahan/Mindy Stensrud
Collections: Neil Hanson
Events: Stephanie Hermann


Board of Directors:


Mindy Stensrud
Jen Thomas
Jim Harnish
Nancy Pawlicki
Neil Hanson
Kathy Juracek
Linda Van Nest


Dash Point School: Jill Barkley
Cottage Manager: Ali Hart
Bookkeeper: Julie Perkins
Curator Emeritus: Mavis Stears

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 (, Dash Point Social and Improvement Club (, NE Tacoma Neighborhood Council (, Metro Parks Tacoma (, Center at Norpoint ( , Fire Department, schools.

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

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