The Washington State Historical Society is committed to strengthening local history museums and historical societies across the state.  On these pages, you will find information about workshops, grants, and resources to support your organization.

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New Grant

Diversity in Local History

The Washington State Historical Society is excited to announce the new Diversity in Local History Grant. This program will award small grants to heritage organizations to fund paid internships that support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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COVID-19 Resources for Museums

We know that things are changing quickly and current public health and economic circumstances may be profoundly impacting your museum. We have created a resource page with information related to the concerns we have heard from colleagues across the state. We will be updating this page frequently so please check back often.

COVID-19 Resources for Museums
Resources for Museums
Grant Opportunity

Heritage Capital Projects

The Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) grant is for capital projects that provide public access to history. HCP was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1995 and operates on a two-year (biennium) cycle. Applications for funding in the 2023-2025 state budget are anticipated to open in February 2022.

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Make it count

Washington State Heritage Census

The 2020 Heritage Census is a survey conducted by the Washington State Historical Society’s Heritage Outreach Program. Information gathered will help us improve, create and provide valuable services and support for organizations like yours!
Heritage Census
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Stay connected

Heritage E-Bulletin

Our monthly Washington State Heritage e-Bulletin provides a compendium of information of particular interest to the heritage community. Sign-up to receive the e-bulletin today!

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