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Community Focus
Multicultural
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Anderson Island, WA
The Anderson Island Historical Society provides a view of the lifestyle of living on an island in the southern-most part of Puget Sound by preserving local culture, thereby enabling present and future generations to learn about and maintain the heritage of this unique style of living.
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Anacortes, WA
Anacortes Sister Cities Association. Joining hands around the world.
Community Focus
Multicultural
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Lind, WA
The Adams County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that was established in 1952 to celebrate the history of Adams County and its communities, protect the county’s artifacts, explain the history of Adams County as well as the towns and cities located within its boundaries and provide access to research assistance to genealogists and historians.
Community Focus
African American/Black, North America
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Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
Community Focus
Multicultural
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Loon Lake, WA
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.
Community Focus
Multicultural
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Eastsound, WA
The Orcas Island Historical Society’s first museum consisted of artifacts displayed on the front porch of a pioneer family’s home
Community Focus
Multicultural
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Spokane Valley, WA
Community Focus
Multicultural
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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.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the ever-evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Bremerton, WA
The mission of the Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the diverse culture, heritage, and history of Kitsap County for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Multicultural, North America
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Washougal, WA
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
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Toppenish, WA
The mission of the Yakama Nation Museum is to care for, collect and protect the items that promote and preserve the Yakama Nation Culture (T-130-77). The objects are showcased for the cultural, social & economic expressin of the Yakama (T-104-76). We strive to educate the benefit our people and all people (T-67-79).
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
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Shelton, WA
The Squaxin Island Tribe's Museum Library and Research Center features exhibits and rare artifacts that tell the unique story of the people who have lived and prospered along the shores of the inland Salish Sea for untold centuries. Come and learn about South Puget Sound from the perspective of those who know it best.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
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Spokane, WA
Founded in 1916, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest, serving more than 100,000 visitors a year.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
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Ariel, WA
The Lelooska Foundation since its creation in 1977 has sponsored a variety of educational programs aimed at preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Native Peoples of North America.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Sister Cities, North America
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Ellensburg, WA
A museum that collects, preserves, and displays items related to Kittitas County history
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
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Tulalip, WA
The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve mission is to revive, restore, protect, interpret, collect and enhance the history, traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes who are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie and Skykomish tribes and other tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Multicultural
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Walla Walla, WA
At Fort Walla Walla Museum more than 50,000 artifacts and photographs as well as a Living History series and other events and programs tell the story of the many people who have inhabited the Walla Walla Valley.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Multicultural
Location
Bellevue, WA
Eastside Heritage Center (EHC) is committed to preserving the past as it builds community and connects people with their heritage.

Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Tacoma, WA
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.