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From our homes to yours, join us to learn and have fun. Slippers optional!

Have fun with the Historical Society no matter where you are. The Washington Stay Home Society presents a series of programs that you can join from the comfort of your own living room. Relax and connect with others through Facebook Live with fascinating speakers, activity leaders, and more. Note: You do not need a Facebook account to have access to Facebook Live events.

Here's the link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/historymuseum/live/

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM             
Collecting Covid-19 – The Importance of Preserving Everyday Objects and the Stories They Tell          Here's your chance to meet Margaret Wetherbee, the new head of collections for Washington State Historical Society. Maggie will talk about some of the cool artifacts in our collections that you don't see often in the museum, and about items contributed to the Historical Society to document the COVID-19 pandemic. Participate by clicking into our Facebook Live page at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening. 
 
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 PM
History After Hours (at home!) – The History of Whiskey and Mixology in the Pacific Northwest
Hear from cocktail historian Renee Cebula. You may have met Renee or heard her speak at McMenamins Elks Temple last winter. She's terrific, and she'll show you how to make a whiskey sour! We will post the ingredients list ahead of time so you can mix along with Renee! Participate by clicking into our Facebook Live page at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening, May 7. You won't want to miss this one!
 
Sunday, May 17, 2:00 PM
Day of Remembrance – Sneak peek into Washington State History Museum’s new REMEMBRANCE GALLERY
Be among the first to see this new permanent gallery. Learn about the legacy of Executive Order 9066 in Washington, and commemorate the Day of Remembrance, marking the day when thousands of our Tacoma neighbors of Japanese American descent were ordered to leave their homes and report to Union Station to be taken to internment camps. Gwen Whiting, the Historical Society's lead exhibitions curator, will give you a first look at the ideas for the Remembrance Gallery and talk about the many community members who have made this exhibition possible
 
Thursday, May 28, 7:00 PM
Ben Thompson’s Guts and Glory, Washington Edition
If you don't know Ben, you're in for a real treat! A history lover and writer, Ben created "Badass of the Week" in 2004 and has written twelve books on various historical subjects, including the Guts & Glory series among others. Ben has appeared on The History Channel, Discovery, the Urban Movie Channel and The American Heroes Channel, and we're lucky that he's a Washingtonian! 
 
Thursday, June 4, 6:00 PM
Suffrage History, Piece by Piece – Storytelling with Collage
Take a look at recent collages created by the Northwest Collage Society to celebrate the suffrage centennial. Use that inspiration to make your own suffrage history collage with images from the Historical Society's collection! Elisa Law, the Historical Society's suffrage centennial coordinator, will guide you through the project and share suffrage history along the way.

More to come as our stay-home summer unfolds!