The Washington State History Museum is open for visitors Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Masks are required. Special hours on the third Thursday of each month, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM with free admission 3:00-8:00 PM.
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The collections at the Washington State Historical Society include artifacts, photographs, ephemera, and archival material from territory to present day. As an actively collecting institution, donation inquiries are encouraged. Please contact Head of Collections Margaret Wetherbee or complete the form below.

The Historical Society seeks to present the history of all Washingtonians. Some cultures in our state are under-represented in our collections. We are grateful for donations that represent diverse cultures and experiences, and welcome all inquiries and collaborations. Thank you for considering Washington State Historical Society to care for, preserve, and share your culture for future generations.

COVID-19 Collecting Project

Currently, the Washington State Hisorical Society is actively collecting digital content and objects related to the COVID-19 pandemic as we move through this extraordinary time in our history. Learn how you can contribute your COVID-19 story or content here.

For all other donations, please use the form below.

Collection Donation Inquiry