Unforgiving Waters: Shipwrecks of the Pacific Northwest
Jan 25 - Jul 14 2020
Mystery remains for many shipwrecks about what happened to a ship or why it went down.
The Not-So-Ordinary Bicycle
Feb 1 - Oct 11 2020
See a pair of historic bicycles and other cycling material from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, wheeled out from the Historical Society’s collections.
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.
2020 IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts
Jul 13 - Aug 16 2020
IN THE SPIRIT is an annual celebration of diverse Native arts and culture.
Votes for Women
Jul 15 - Nov 29 2020
The Votes for Women: 100 Years and Counting is an intriguing look at the history of the women’s suffrage movement.
NW Collage Society Spring Show
Jul 16 - Nov 8 2020
These collages celebrate historic and current women changemakers in Washington, while also highlighting Washington State's role in the national suffrage movement.
The Fourth Grade Project
Sep 5 - Dec 6 2020
Over the past ten years, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles has interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds. These students’ stories capture the gamut of societal issues that we face today.
Columbia and Cascade: A River and a Range, 1853-1854
Sep 25 - Jan 17 2021
This exhibit presents a series of original tinted lithographs illuminating the natural features of the Cascade Range and its transecting Columbia River, as recorded by two exploration survey parties seeking viable transcontinental railroad routes prior to the Civil War.