The History Museum will RE-OPEN on SEPTEMBER 29, 2020. The Research Center remains temporarily closed. Close


  • President: Ryan Pennington, Woodinville
  • Vice President, Eastern: Krist Novoselic, Naselle
  • Vice President, Western: Sheryl Stiefel, Kirkland
  • Treasurer: Alex McGregor, Colfax
  • Secretary/WSHS Director: Jennifer Kilmer

Ex Officio Trustees

  • Governor Jay Inslee
  • Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Kim Wyman, Secretary of State
  • Senator Jeannie Darneille, Tacoma
  • Representative Zack Hudgins, Tukwila
  • Representative J.T. Wilcox, Roy
  • Senator Hans Zeiger, Puyallup


  • Sally Barline, Lakewood
  • Natalie Bowman, Tacoma
  • Enrique Cerna, Seattle
  • John B. Dimmer, Tacoma
  • John Hughes, Grays Harbor
  • Brock Lakely, Tacoma
  • John Larson, Hoquiam
  • Mark Wales, Seattle
  • Beth Willis,¬†Lakewood

Annual Report

Click here¬†for the Historical Society’s annual report.

Board Meeting Schedule

See below for upcoming Board and Board Committee Meetings.

Governance Committee

Date Location Time
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 The meeting will be held via videoconference. Members of the public wishing to observe the meeting should contact Susan Hesselgrave at no later than Monday, September 28 to request a link to the meeting. 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2020 Washington State History Museum 9:00 AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021 Offsite Location TBD (Polson Museum, Hoquiam?) 12:00 PM lunch; 1:00 PM meeting
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Washington State History Museum 9:00 AM