Do you love a great before-and-after? So do we.

The Capitol Furnishings Preservation Committee is dedicated to preserving and restoring the original historic furnishings of the Washington State Capitol.


2020 Founders' Day Reception & Auction

Please join us for the 2020 Founder’s Day reception and auction. Proceeds are used to preserve and restore the original and historic furnishings of the magnificent Washington State Capitol Group buildings for all our citizens, visitors and generations to come.

What:  Founders' Day Reception & Auction
When:  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, February 18, 2020
Where:  Governor’s Mansion, Capitol Grounds, Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets are $40 by advance purchase online.

If you need other purchase arrangements, please email

Purchase Tickets

Buy your ticket before Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  Print your ticket confirmation and present with a photo ID at the doors for event entry. Business attire suggested.


Looking for another way to show your support?


Thank you!

The Founder's Day Silent Auction is sponsored by WSECU.


Finding Furniture

Do you know of any furnishings you think might be original to the capitol campus? The Committee is seeking lost treasures. 

To contact us about furniture or donations, please email us

 Your tax deductible financial donations support the preservation of historic pieces.

Restoration Projects

Recent projects include the restoration of the 6-foot 3-inch Moldenhauer Blüthner Grand Piano.

The Blüthner piano was a prized possession of musicologist and Spokane musical legend, Dr. Hans Moldenhauer. In 1938, it made the trip with his young family from Germany to Moldenhauer's home in Spokane, where it resided for nearly 50 years. 

The piano was presented to the State of Washington by the Modenhauer estate in 1990 and placed in the State Reception Room of the State Capital Building. This room is open to the public to see the handsomely restored piano in person. See before and after restoration photos and learn more about this spectacular piece here.

For more information about the Committee's restoration projects, click here.

Capitol Furnishings Preservation Committee

Formed in 1999, the Capitol Furnishings Preservation Committee is dedicated to preserving and restoring the original historic furnishings of the Washington State Capitol. 

The mission of the Committee is to promote and encourage the recovery and preservation of original and historic furnishings within the State Capitol Group for the enjoyment of future generations. A small, permanent Capitol Furnishings exhibit is located in the Lt. Governor’s office.