Women's History Consortium
Washington's Women's History
Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Rights
The Women's History Consortium, created by state statute (RCW 27.34.360) in 2005 as a Washington State Historical Society-led initiative, is dedicated to preserving and making available resources about Washington women’s history.
The Women’s History Consortium partners with the State Library, State Archives, Western Washington University, the University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture to bring together their women’s history materials on this website. The Consortium is advised by a 15-member board appointed by the Governor and Washington State Legislature.
Why Women's History
by Dr. Sue Armitage
As you think about the history of Washington State, make a list of women who have been important in shaping that history. Who can you name? Your list is likely to be very short. More...
Her Day in Court
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 PM
State Capital Museum, Olympia
Enjoy a special screening of Her Day in Court video about women judges in Washington, followed by a panel discussion with local judges. Co-sponsored by Washington Women Lawyers.
Pictured is Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, Courtesy of the Supreme Court.
From the Collection
The Women's History Consortium has recently completed an NEH "We the People" Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant. Visit these websites to view grant products and learn more information:
Image from "Women in Sport at Western"
Washington Women's History Consortium
211 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501