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Throughout the year the Washington State Historical Society offers professional development workshops for staff and volunteers working in the heritage field.

Upcoming Workshops

DIY Graphic Design
September 28, 2021 at 2pm 

via Zoom

There are a lot of free and affordable ways to create professional-looking logos, flyers, newsletters, banners, and social media posts. In this session, Elisa Law, independent exhibition designer and executive director of Friends of Magnuson Park, will introduce participants to graphic design platforms like Canva and offer tips and tricks to making the most of these resources.

Register HERE

Tik Tok or Not?
September 30, 2021 at 2pm
via Zoom

Tik Tok is the fastest-growing social media platform and a great tool for expanding your audience. In just one year the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum has established a following of 52,000 people and they regularly produce videos that get over 100,000+ views. If your museum is considering joining Tik Tok we invite you to this session where Fort content creator Jessica Smith will introduce the platform and offer advice on producing content.

Register HERE

Exhibits on a Shoestring
October 15, 2021 at 1pm
Presented in-person in Leavenworth and via Zoom

Award-winning independent curator Chris Erlich will share her “Ten Top Tips” for creating great exhibits, even on a shoestring budget. The resulting exhibits are easy for visitors to navigate and understand, pleasing to the eye, and give you the most bang for your buck. Using examples and demonstrations, she’ll show how planning and practice yield results. Featured methods and techniques covered include planning steps, design basics, making labels, producing simple audio and video, and creating playful manipulatives.

We hope to offer this as a hybrid workshop, both in-person in Leavenworth and via Zoom for people who prefer to join remotely.

To register please e-mail

Right Side of the Law: Labor and Industries Compliance
October 26, 2021 at 2pm
via Zoom

Join Jo Wolfe and Ann Maroney from the Skagit County Historical Museum to learn from their experience navigating an anonymous complaint, surprise inspection, fines, and compliance. They’ll offer tips on how to develop your own Accident Prevention Plan, Safety Meeting program, Hazardous Chemical Communication Program, and more.

Register HERE

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