Visitors will learn of the arrival of European-American homesteaders, dry land ranching, early day community life, horse and buggy culture, antique firearms, and the profound impact of both the Northern Pacific Railway and the United States Reclamation Act.
Our collection include photos, archival materials, published historical volumes and historical and natural history objects.
Tacoma Historical Society presents rotating exhibits at its Tacoma History Museum at 406 Tacoma Avenue South in Tacoma's Stadium District.
Tacoma Historical Society works to forge connections between past and present generations, fostering an appreciation of the past and a sense of place within our community’s history
The Mukilteo Historical Society is committed to preserving the Mukilteo Light Station and the history of Mukilteo. The Mukilteo Historical Society assists the U.S. Coast Guard and the City of Mukilteo in the preservation, maintenance and accessibility of the light station for all to enjoy.
The Okanogan County Historical Society (OCHS) was formed in 1963 to preserve and disseminate the colorful heritage of Okanogan County in North Central Washington State.
The Rainier Valley Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the history and heritage of Rainier Valley and its people, and promotes public involvement in and appreciation of its history and culture.
We promote local heritage through education, preservation, and advocacy.
We discover, preserve, and display materials which help to establish, illustrate, and interpret the economic, social, and cultural heritage of our area.
Founded in 1891 and now into its second century of service, the Washington State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and vividly presenting Washington's rich and storied history. The Historical Society offers a variety of services to researchers, historians, scholars, and lifelong learners, as well as operating the State History Research Center and the Washington State History Museum.
Mercer Island, WA
1) Maintaining the Jewish Archives at the University of Washington. 2) Presenting programs, workshops and exhibits that highlight the life and culture of the Jewish people and communities in Washington. 3) Collecting heirlooms, artifacts and oral histories for a future Jewish museum. 4) Conducting tours of Jewish landmarks in Seattle. 5) Publishing interesting books about Washington State Jewish history that are meaningful and relevant.
The Marysville Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and displaying items relating to the history of the Greater Marysville, Washington area. The true value of history lies in what it tells us about the world in which we live. What greater gift can we give to future generations than a special place to preserve the past for the greater good!
Special Events – please call the museum for details:
•Annual Spring Tea and Silent Auction – Sunday, April 26, 2020
•Gehl Home – Open most weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day
•Strawberry Festival – June
•Home Grown Festival – August
•Merrysville for the Holidays – December
•Christmas Potluck – December
Maple Valley, WA
The Maple Valley Historical Society is an Incorporated Organization within the State of Washington and is classified as a 501-C(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Government. The organization is an all-volunteer organization formed over 35 years ago. The goals of the organization are to teach people about the history of the Greater Maple Valley area, provide a means for people to do research on their heritage, and to showcase the history of the area through maintaining three (3) museums with displays of the past. The Society has a paid membership of over 300 people and organizations.
Lopez Island, WA
The Mission of the Lopez Island Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share local history to increase awareness and appreciation of this resource for the benefit of future generations.
The Loon Lake Historical Society was formed to celebrate the town and state centennials -- and was later very influential in saving the Old Schoolhouse. While preparing for the centennials, many old photos were copied and identified. This was the start of our photo collection. We realized then how important saving the history of the area was and how fast the accurate records and family histories were disappearing.
The Lakewood Historical Society was founded in October 2, 1998 by a small group of local citizens who had a joint interest in saving the history of Lakewood.
Native American, Settler
The Chelan Museum is operated by the Lake Chelan Historical Society as a historical and cultural center for the Lake Chelan Valley.
Founded in 1985, Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.
Preserve The Past, Educate The Community, Inspire Future Generations
The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) is a nonprofit organization in the state of Washington that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Franklin County’s past. The Society has been collecting artifacts and information that tell the history of Franklin County since its inception in 1968. Countless volunteer and staff hours have been spent working to increase the public knowledge of our local history.