Deeper content is at your fingertips with the WA State History Museum App!

Download WA State History Museum to your smartphone and hold history in the palm of your hand. Digital tours share highlights of exhibitions and offer links to resources both within and outside of the museum. Best of all, it is FREE! Find it in the App Store for iPhones, and use the web app on Android phones or computers.

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HISTORY LESSONS TO GO AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

Ready to have some historic fun? We’ve created K-12 curriculum in the form of History Lessons To Go to accompany the app. Give our lighter Activity Sheets a try, too! Print the PDFs from the slide show below and use with the app. Each gallery tour in the app has virtual “stops” that feature exhibition highlights. Look under the “Tours” section on the app for the content that corresponds to each of the activities.

  • WASHINGTON: MY HOME

    Many people have called Washington home, whether they or their family have recently arrived, settled generations ago, or lived here since time immemorial. As you visit our Washington: My Home gallery tour, use what you find at some of the stops along the way to complete the activities in this guide. Use this activity guide with the museum’s free app.

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  • HOPE IN HARD TIMES

    The Great Depression in the United States is defined by historians as the time period from 1929 through the late 1930s. It was a time of economic uncertainty, change, and despair for many. Communities and individuals had to come together to find ways to deal with this new crisis. Use this activity guide with the museum’s free app.

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  • UNFORGIVING WATERS: SHIPWRECKS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    Take a voyage through this Washington State History Museum exhibition! What will you discover along the way? The exhibition has closed at the museum but it’s still available on the app.

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  • THE NOT-SO-ORDINARY

    What’s an “ordinary”? It’s another name for an old-timey bicycle, the type with the really large front wheel and tiny back wheel! They were also called Pennyfarthings. Learn more with this activity sheet and explore our former exhibition on the app!

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  • CSI LEWIS

    Explore the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis as you examine the information presented at three stops, then analyze it to build your suspect list and establish the facts to make your case.

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  • POINT OF VIEW – PART 1

    Native American Life Before Treaties

    Learn about Washington Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens’ historic 1855 campaign to draft treaty agreements with Washington Territory Indians by completing the questions on this worksheet as you explore through the app.

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  • POINT OF VIEW – PART 2

    Portraits of Native American Leaders

    Art by nineteenth-century interpreter Gustav Sohon and contemporary Native American artists help us understand that multiple points of view affect the course of history. Complete these questions as you use the app to explore these perspectives.

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  • THE TIME MACHINE

    Timetables and Timetelling Devices

    Why were time zones created? What are the consequences of not measuring time accurately? Using this series of activities and the WA State History Museum app, you will learn how railroads played a big part in changing time in the United States.

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Questions?

Questions about the WA State History Museum App, powered by Cuseum? Contact MaryMikel.Stump@wshs.wa.gov.