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White River Valley Museum Reaching Out to Area Veterans for Upcoming Exhibit

Service Ink logoThe White River Valley Museum in Auburn  (Wash.) is inviting all area active and former military members to submit an entry of their military-inspired tattoos for the museum’s upcoming exhibit, SERVICE INK: Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories. Deadline for submissions is April 1. Entries can also be submitted by spouses or widow(er)s.

To enter, visit the exhibit webpage at wrvmuseum.org/serviceink.html or call 253-288-7437. There is no fee to enter, however exhibit will be limited to about 30 entries so space is limited!

There will also be a workshop at Green River College on March 5 for any interested veteran that needs help submitting their entry! Workshop will be held in the Technology Center in room 206 at the Green River College Campus. Contact Tim Lovitt at 253-833-9111 ext. 2559 for more information on the workshop.


SERVICE INK: Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories will honor veterans, provide a setting for appreciation and discussion, and celebrate the vigor and storytelling inherent in the art of tattooing. Images will be displayed in notebooks or on gallery walls June 24 through Nov. 15 and will coincide with Auburn’s 50th Anniversary Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 7.

SERVICE INK: Veterans Tattoos and Their Stories is organized with the assistance of the Green River Community College Office of Veterans Affairs, the Auburn VFW Post 1471, American Legion, and the City of Auburn’s Veterans & Human Services Division.


The White River Valley Museum creates an exciting and educational experience for visitors through a series of award-winning exhibits and programs on regional cultures, arts and history. The Museum’s artifact collections focus on Puget Sound history, Northwest Native culture, Japanese immigration and the Northern Pacific Railway.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. On the first Thursday of each month the hours are extended from 6 to 8 p.m. It is located at 918 H St. S.E. in Auburn. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children, children 2 years of age or younger are always free.  Admission is free for everyone all day on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for event information.