From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • The official grand opening event for our next great historical exhibit isn’t until Nov. 11, but why wait until then? Everyone is welcome to see the exhibit because it’s now on display in our office. Called Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails & the Year of Statehood, it highlights the major stories of Washington’s seminal year and […]
  • (Courtesy of Washington State Archives) With Washington’s 125th birthday celebration on Nov. 11 just days away, we’re always looking to highlight key documents that led to our becoming the 42nd state. This letter certainly qualifies. It was sent on Oct. 23, 1889, by Washington Territorial Gov.  Miles C. Moore to President Benjamin Harrison, requesting “to […]
  • View outside of Washington State Digital Archives. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) We’re proud to wish a happy 10th birthday to the world’s first built-from-the-ground digital archives facility. The Washington State Digital Archives had its grand opening on Oct. 4, 2004. The Digital Archives is co-located in the same building with the Washington State […]
  • Secretary Wyman (third from left) and other guests gather in her office during the ball. (Photo courtesy of Heather Lucas) The Legislative Building is usually considered the place where many statewide officials are headquartered and where  lawmakers meet each winter to do the business of the people. But it was Olympia’s social epicenter Saturday night, […]
  • If you’re not currently registered to vote in Washington and want to vote in the General Election, Oct. 27 is your last chance. That’s the deadline to register in person at your county elections department. King County has two locations where people can register: County election headquarters at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton, and […]