Affiliate Organizations

Below are our affiliate members and partner organizations. Click here to find out how your Washington State museum or local historical society can join, or contact Membership Coordinator Julia White at 253-798-5894.

Clallam County Historical Society logoClallam County Historical Society
Since 1948, the Clallam County Historical Society has been dedicated to keeping the history of the north Olympic Peninsula alive. The Society actively collects artifacts pertaining to Clallam County, operates a research library, and tells the story of our county in the exhibits at The Museum at the Carnegie.

Legacy Washington logoLegacy Washington
Documenting extraordinary stories in Washington history, this collaborative venture relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state. The work of Legacy Washington can be found in libraries around the country and museums of Washington.

Puget Sound Civil War Rountdable logoPuget Sound Civil War Roundtable
The Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable is dedicated to the study of all aspects of the American Civil War, bringing together those who wish to expand and share their knowledge, as we promote the interchange of ideas. The only requirement for membership is a genuine interest in the American Civil War and its era.

Appelo Archives Center logoAppelo Archives Center
The Appelo Archives Center is dedicated to encouraging the study of the rich history of the Naselle-Grays River Valley and it's surrounding areas by preserving collections, sponsoring community and educational activities, facilitating genealogical research, and fostering Scandinavian studies, with an emphasis on Finnish-American heritage. 

Kitsap County logoKitsap County Historical Society
Through the efforts of a determined group of historically-minded Kitsap County residents, the Kitsap County Historical Society was founded in 1948. The group immediately set to work preserving Kitsap County's heritage and sharing local history with the public. In addition to its flagship museum in Bremerton, the KCHS has additional exhibit space at the fairgrounds.

Des Moines logoDes Moines Historical Society
The purposes of the Des Moines Historical Society include the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Des Moines area of Southern King County, State of Washington. Located on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, midway between Seattle and Tacoma, Des Moines' history dates from about 1867.

Fort Nisqually logoFort Nisqually Living History Museum
Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue. Discover what life was like in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually, the region’s premier living history museum. This Hudson’s Bay Company trading post was the first non-Native settlement on Puget Sound.

Harbor History Museum logoHarbor History Museum
The Harbor History Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to create opportunities to experience the Gig Harbor Peninsula by collecting, preserving and sharing its history. The Harbor History Museum strives to also serve as a gathering space for the community and bring the peninsula's rich heritage to life.

Yakima Valley MuseumYakima Valley Museum
Located in Yakima’s beautiful Franklin Park, the Yakima Valley Museum offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley—its natural history, Plateau cultural objects, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley’s fruit industry. The exhibits at the Yakima Valley Museum focus on the natural and cultural history of the Yakima Valley.
Okanogan County Historical SocietyOkanogan County Historical Society
The Okanogan County Historical Society (OCHS) was formed in 1963 to preserve and disseminate the colorful heritage of Okanogan County in North Central Washington State. The Society's headquarters are in the Wilson Historical Research Center adjacent to the Okanogan County Historical Museum.  This building also houses the Okanogan County Genealogical Society.

Points East Historical SocietyPoints Northeast Historical Society
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, and sponsoring and participating in community events.
Kittitas-County-Historical-Museum-logoKittitas County Historical Museum
The Kittitas County Historical Museum exists to collect and preserve materials, which may help establish, illustrate, and educate about the history of Kittitas County, and to provide accessibility to all who wish to examine or study it, as well as to disseminate historical information and arouse interest in Kittitas County history through exhibit and interpretation.

Lakewood-Historical-Society-logoLakewood Historical Society
The Lakewood Historical Society operates the small storefront museum located in the Colonial Center in the heart of Lakewood. It brings to life Lakewood area history from its prehistoric period to the present time. Displays will feature natural history and geology, Native Americans, homesteaders to high-society, immigrant communities, local landmarks and more.

Anacortes-Museum-logoAnacortes Museum and Maritime Heritage Center
Founded in 1958 and established at the Carnegie Library building in 1968, the Museum is a department of the City of Anacortes. In 1983, following a successful bid, the City acquired the National Historic Landmark vessel, the W.T. Preston, as part of the Anacortes Museum. In 2005, the Maritime Heritage Center opened to interpret the history of the W.T. Preston.

Fort-Steilacoom-logoHistoric Fort Steilacoom Association
Fort Steilacoom played a significant role in the settling of Washington Territory beginning with its construction in 1849 and ending with its closure in 1868. Today, the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association seeks to interpret and preserve the fort’s remaining structures, reminding current and future generations of the fort’s contributions to the history of the United States. 

Olympia-Historical-Society-logoOlympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum
We are actively engaged in researching and presenting the stories from our past to enrich the present and inform the future of Olympia. The Bigelow House Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the early history of Olympia and Washington Territory. It is the oldest residence in Olympia and one of the earliest still standing in the Pacific Northwest.
The Quilcene Historical Museum is a multi-purpose institution providing amazing concerts and events, and works in conjunction with other area celebrations throughout the year. During our open season – April through September – our docent volunteers welcome hundreds of visitors. Annually over 1000 guests from 67 Washington cities and towns toured our exhibitions.

Redmond Historical SocietyRedmond Historical Society
We are recognized as a primary source of historical information in the greater Redmond area. Redmond Historical Society serves the community through stewardship: collecting, preserving and sharing Redmond’s unique heritage. Our membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the mission of the Society and learning more about local, regional and state history.

Pacific CountyPacific County Historical Society
Our Museum, located at 1008 W Robert Bush Drive in South Bend, WA is open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our collections include about 10,000 photos, a library of 300 published historical volumes, and about 1500 historical and natural history objects. Collecting areas include natural history, local Indian history, communities, maritime, cultural history, and more.

League of Snohomish County Heritage OrganizationsLeague of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations exists for the purposes of coordinating local organizations for mutual assistance, facilitating the obtaining of funds and grants for historical purposes, and establishing and promoting minimum standards for the organizations.