The collection at the Washington State Historical society including artifacts, photographs, ephemera, and archival material, from territory to present day.

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  • If you know the catalog number of the item you are searching for, use this format in the search field above: 1984.3.22.
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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.

Explore 3-D artifact models

Please note: The images for collection items may not appear during the times when our online catalog is updated from our database. If this happens, please return to the search record after the system has had time to complete the update.

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