From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Centennial Time Capsule, located at the south end of the Capitol, will receive more items soon. Have you ever wanted to send a message to the future? Now’s your chance. The Capsule Keepers are asking Washingtonians to write messages to future generations that will be kept inside the state’s Centennial Time Capsule. Messages will be […]
  • (Photo courtesy North Olympic Heritage/Washington Rural Heritage) Since Washington’s 125th birthday celebration has come and gone, you’d think we’d be done with looking back at the year we reached statehood. Think again. This photo offers a side view of the inauguration of our  first governor of the new state, Elisha P. Ferry, in Olympia on […]
  • Secretary Wyman (middle) stands with representatives of companies recognized at the Corporations for Communities Award ceremony in her office. Four companies – three from Western Washington and one from Eastern Washington – have been honored for their generosity and contributions to their local communities. These companies are recipients of the 2014 Corporations for Communities Award, […]
  • Before its print demise in 2009, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was one of the state’s oldest, most-read and influential newspapers. Fans of the legendary newspaper, as well as history buffs and genealogists, will be excited to know that the P-I is among the latest titles the Library of Congress is loading to Chronicling America. Originally established […]
  • Members of the 2014 Capsule Keepers sit on the Rotunda floor as they and hundreds of others listen to the state’s 125th birthday celebration program in the Capitol. You only turn 125 once. And the state of Washington did it right. Hundreds gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday afternoon to join in the state’s 125th […]