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Washington State Historical Society has gathered some fun and engaging learning activities and lessons for your family to use at home, from coloring pages featuring Washington icons to our new museum app to podcasts and social studies curriculum!

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Take a look below, and check back often to see what’s new. Questions? Please contact MaryMikel.Stump@wshs.wa.gov.

Activities & Lessons

Explore digital artifacts and exhibitions

Explore Online

Explore the Historical Society’s collections online by typing in a type of object (baskets, for example) or a subject (logging, for example) and see what comes up!

Explore Using Our New App

Explore exhibitions at the History Museum using our new app, WA State History Museum. It’s free to download from the app store for iPhones, and free to use the web app on Android smartphones or on computers.

Activity Sheets for Our App

Ready to have fun and do activities while virtually visiting the museum? Download and print the activity sheets (below) to begin exploring an exhibition through the WA State History Museum app from the comfort of home!

Stay tuned for more soon!

History Lessons To Go

Do you want to learn more deeply and engage with new historical content? Try a “History Lesson To Go” as part of your distance learning! These lessons also connect with information on the WA State History Museum app.

Stay tuned for more soon!

Icons of Washington coloring book

What is an icon? What icons make you think of the people, places, and events in Washington? Download this coloring book to explore a few of the many icons people associate with Evergreen State.

Color and share your favorite picture (or draw your own!) with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging #icoloredthisWAicon and #WAhistory.

This coloring book, with drawings by artist Kevan Atteberry, was created in association with WSHS’s 2010 exhibition Icons of Washington. We hope you enjoy it and learn a little about Washington along the way.

Washington Suffrage Leaders coloring sheets

Color and learn about several of the most prominent suffrage leaders from our home state! Click the link below to download a PDF to print at home or in your classroom.

Suffrage Centennial curriculum

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. What did the 19th Amendment do? It gave most women in our country the right to vote. Many women (and some men, too!) gave their all to gain equal access to the ballot box! Collaboration and persistence were the keys to accomplishing this important step in equal rights.

The fight for women’s suffrage in Washington is a unique story that explores themes of voting rights and social movements for change. Download curriculum to explore more. You can even download printable exhibitions at this page!

Learn more about Washington’s celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial at suffrage100wa.com. Find out about centennial celebration events here.

Find additional Social Studies curriculum here.

Contribute to the Washington State Historical Society's collections

Make a learning activity of contributing to the Washington State Historical Society’s collections. Contribute your COVID-19 story to our collections. Help WSHS document this extraordinary time by contributing related digital content, ephemera or objects.

Click here for more information about contributing COVID-19 stories. Thank you!

Stories of Pacific Northwest history from our COLUMBIA magazine and podcast

Find amazing articles about the rich history of the Pacific Northwest in the archives of our award-winning popular history magazine, COLUMBIA.

Listen to the Columbia Conversations podcast, hosted by Feliks Banel, and featuring interviews with historians from around Washington and the Old Oregon Territory, plus historic sound files.