The Washington State Historical Society's outreach efforts build awareness of our state's history and its place in the global picture. Our programs foster informal learning, community engagement, diversity, and cultural heritage preservation throughout the state.

Our Mission

By connecting personal, local, regional, and national stories to the universality of the human experience, and collecting materials from our state that help tell those stories, we will make the Washington State Historical Society indispensable to the people of Washington and a vital part of state government.


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*Every third Thursday of every month is free to the public from 2-8pm. Check our website listings for other events and holidays for other free admission offers.