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Invest in Washington State Heritage Center Programs

Your support makes possible the Heritage Center programs that educate, entertain and intrigue people of all ages.

Educational exhibits:

Heritage Center exhibits are an opportunity to share Washington’s rich history and interesting people with the more than 30,000 school children, international visitors and people from other states who come to the Capitol. Exhibits are typically on display for a year, then are made available to travel to museums and other venues.

All exhibit production must be privately funded through the generosity of donors. As an exhibit donor, you will be recognized in the exhibit as a donor and will receive invitations to all exhibit-related events.

The Legacy Project:

The continuing story of Washington is a remarkable one shared by political leaders and the citizens they serve. The Legacy Project documents life stories of influential people. Many, in the face of controversy and the most challenging circumstances, refused to give up and inspired change and more importantly, have inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

Your support for the Legacy Project’s biographies and oral histories helps us make those stories available in book, on-line and e-book formats that are available to people world-wide. Your gift is acknowledged in the book that you support and you receive a complimentary copy of the book.

The Washington State Library:

The Library collects and shares with the public, professionals, researchers, and students Washington newspapers, Pacific Northwest history and culture, and government publications filled with information on business, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics and numerous other subjects.

With your support, the Library can continue to teach people how to use those resources for family history, encourage youth to read, and grow their collections on Washington’s history.

The Washington State Archives:

The Archives collections record the actions of government agencies, as well as the fundamental events and conditions of our families and our communities. From handwritten entries in handsome leather-bound books to digitized electronic data to photographs, these documents reveal the dynamic history of the people and government of Washington State.

From time to time, valuable and important historical documents of Washington that have been in the hands of private collectors come available. Donors can help the Archives acquire these items, preserving them and making them available to the public. Your support can make that happen.

The Washington State Heritage Center Trust is the 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization registered in the State of Washington that manages private gifts in support of the Heritage Center and its activities. A fifteen-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees the operation of the Trust ensuring that all gifts are used as the donor intends.

For information about giving to the Heritage Center, contact Carleen Jackson, Director of Development, 360-902-4126, carleen.jackson@sos.wa.gov.