Events & Programs

See all upcoming events in the Explore It! quarterly newsletter.

The State Capital Museum is closed for renovations until further notice. However, public programs will continue as planned and the Coach House and grounds are still available for rental.

Vascular Plants of the South Sound
Monday, June 13, 2016
12:00 p.m.

A lecture and book-signing in celebration of the release of a new field guide entitled Vascualr Plants of the South Sound Prairies. Over 40 Evergreen State College students, scientists from Evergreen, Centralia College and the Center for Natural Lands Management made contributions to the project. Coeditor and Evergreen botany professor Frederica Bowcutt discuss the wildflowers and ecology of the prairies. Program followed by a book signing and guided tour of the museum's McBride Ethnobotonnical Garden.

Ana Maria Spagna on Reclaimers
Monday, June 27, 2016
12:00 p.m.

From Washington's White Salmon River to the Timbisha Shoshone homeland, author Ana Maria Spagna drove her aging Buick along the mountain ranges of the West Coast to meet the women who persevered for decades, working to restore the landschape of the Cascades and the Sierras. A book-signing follows the program. Presented by the Women's History Consortium.

For more information on these programs, contact Susan Rohrer at or Len Balli at