Washington State Historical Society’s online resources and virtual programming have expanded. Scroll through the slides below to learn more and link to resources.

  • VIRTUAL & ONLINE 

    Explore the galleries and dive into exhibitions from anywhere. Participate in WSHS programs online, too! Check our “Virtual” tab for links to these experiences.

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  • WA STATE HISTORY MUSEUM APP

    Download our FREE app to a smartphone or use it on your desktop computer. The app can be used both in the museum and remotely to learn more about highlights in our exhibitions.

    Get the App
    WA State History Museum App
  • SEARCH OUR COLLECTIONS

    Our digital collections database puts thousands of historical items at your fingertips! Ephemera, artifacts, recordings, and more. It’s a terrific history research resource and a lot of fun to peruse. Try searching for a favorite topic and see what comes up.

    Search WSHS Collections
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  • EXPLORE 3-D DIGITAL ARTIFACTS

    You can explore a selection of Coast Salish artifacts through three-dimensional digital models on the Sketchfab platform! These artifacts were scanned into 3-D format to create a Coast Salish Digital History Box, a new learning tool from WSHS. No matter where their classroom is located, educators can use the digital history box to engage students in learning about Coast Salish culture. WSHS is currently in the process of developing additional Digital History Boxes and will add more 3-D scans as we build those educator tools.

    3-D artifact models
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  • COLUMBIA MAGAZINE ARCHIVE

    COLUMBIA Magazine publishes fascinating articles about Pacific Northwest history. You’ll enjoy the historic photographs, maps, and ephemera, too. The magazine archives provide a valuable online resource for research, as well as leisure reading. Dive in!

    COLUMBIA archives
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  • COLUMBIA CONVERSATIONS PODCAST

    For on-the-go Washington history, try the COLUMBIA Conversations podcast to hear from historians, researchers, curators, and others.

    COLUMBIA Conversations Podcast
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  • WSHS PROGRAMS ON YOUTUBE

    The Washington State Historical Society’s YouTube channel features playlists and recorded public programs on a wide range of historical topics. If you’ve missed some of our online programs, this is a great place to catch them!

    WSHS on YouTube
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