The largest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum invites visitors to take a walk through time. Explore some of the state’s earliest history including a look at ancient artifacts such as Clovis Points; view a variety of artifacts from Native cultures; hear first-person stories of migration and immigration; learn about our state’s geology; and much more. Two new galleries in the Great Hall opened in 2021: Remembrance: The Legacy of Executive Order 9066, and 360.
Experience the development of Washington State through large dioramas, interactive displays, and video. Explore even more on the museum’s 5th floor where you can see Ezra Meeker’s actual oxen, Dave and Dandy, who greet thousands of school children every year as they investigate in the History Lab.
Allow at least two hours to fully absorb the material in the Great Hall of Washington History, but don’t forget to include time to visit the Featured Exhibits on the fifth floor, too.
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WSHS exhibitions and programs are generously supported by Columbia Bank, Humanities Washington, KNKX, The Murdock Foundation, and the Port of Tacoma.