Early Croatian Immigrant Families of Old Town Tacoma

In Old Tacoma in 1901, immigrants from what is now Croatia, founded the Slavonian American Benevolent Society (SABS).  In 2017, SABS won a grant from the Pierce County Historic Preservation Fund to develop a set of six family profiles of the early membership of SABS, from its ca. 1901 roots.  Five families submitted pictures and personal histories, which were developed into panel presentations and are displayed in the Sunset Room of the Slavonian Hall. 

Virtual CroatiaFest 2020, is pleased to present a video documentary, hosted by Priscilla Lisicich, featuring the Croatian families of Old Town Tacoma.   


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