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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.

Movies at the Mansion - A Classic Film Series
Friday Nights in AugustMovie Ticket
8:45 PM – Remarks, 9:00 PM – start time

At this year's Classic Film Series we will be talking about jewel heists, scandalous affairs, logging along the Columbia and the geography of Washington State. If it rains, we move the screening to the Coach House. Snacks and drinks will be sold before and during the show. Complimentary coffee provided. Remember to bring a warm blanket and a chair!  Come early to snag a good spot!

AUGUST 26
The Pink Panther

Peter Sellers stars as the bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau.  He is on the trail of Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as "The Phantom." Litton's is out to steal the Pink Panther, a gem of enormous worth owned by a princess. Also after the Panther is Litton's American nephew, George (Robert Wagner). Directed by: Blake Edwards.

Sponsored by the Law Offices of Allen T. Miller

At this year's Classic Film Series we will be talking about jewel heists, scandalous affairs, logging along the Columbia and the geography of Washington State. If it rains, we move the screening to the Coach House. Snacks and drinks will be sold before and during the show. Complimentary coffee provided. Remember to bring a warm blanket and a chair!  Come early to snag a good spot!


A Turbulent Age: The History of Thurston County in the 20th Century
Monday, September 12, 2016
12:00 PM

From the opening decades of labor upheaval and progressive reform through the lean years of the Great Depression, difficult times of the World War II homefront and the modern era of growth and challenges, the story of the County has been an exciting one. Indeed, it is full of conflicts and compromises with ongoing consequences for the area’s residents. Presented by historians Drew Crooks and Jennifer Crooks.

For more information on these programs, contact Susan Rohrer at susan.rohrer@wshs.wa.gov or Len Balli at len.balli@wshs.wa.gov.