Just the Ticket
Apr 2 - Aug 22 2021
Hop aboard for a journey through the history of railroad travel in Washington State! This exhibition of rail travel posters, schedules, tickets, and train-related objects provides a glimpse of how and why passengers traveled. Visit the History Museum for this new exhibition, and while you're here, see the state's largest model train layout on public view, too!
Great Hall of Washington History
Our largest exhibit is a walk through time, showcasing some of the state’s earliest history and a variety of artifacts from Native American civilizations and cultures.
We are preparing a new exhibition about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII as a result of Executive Order 9066.
Washington: My Home
This permanent exhibit explores migration and immigration through the experiences of diverse individuals who, over time, have come to live in Washington.
May 13, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This ages 21+ program explores the myth and mystery surrounding the 1971 hijacking of Northwest Orient Flight 305 and the enigmatic figure at that story’s center, D.B. Cooper. The Washington State History Museum and The Museum of Flight are proud to bring you this lively and fascinating virtual program - it will be full of surprises!
South Sound Japanese American Day of Remembrance
May 20, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Join us online to see a performance of Never again: The story of the Japanese American incarceration, presented by Dukesbay Productions. This play features a collection of first-person stories of people who were forced into incarceration camps during World War II. Over the course of several scenes, five actors will bring this powerful history to life.
UWT Scholarly Selections – Day of Remembrance
May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion about the history and meaning of U.S. government surveillance of Japanese Americans and World War II incarceration, in relationship to contemporary issues of anti-Asian violence, immigration and labor, private detention centers, and border patrol. Informed by history, we will address relevant questions about democracy and civil liberties, neoliberal policies, citizenship, and American identity.
Curator Talk with Peter Boag
Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for an immersive discussion surrounding the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West with curator Peter Boag, Professor and Columbia Chair in History of the American West at Washington State University, and author of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past.
Jun 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The oldest celebrated national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth is commemorated to acknowledge a period in American history that continues to shape our communities. WSHS encourages you to join us in celebrating with one of our many partners who preserve the history of Black Americans and Washingtonians. See page for links and resources.