Turning Points

The institutional history of the Washington State Legislature is a constantly evolving story, documented here through oral history interviews conducted with people who were closely involved with both making change and preserving traditions. We have organized these narrated stories by historical era for your exploration. By clicking on a name, you can access each oral history in our collection. You can aslo expore an era more deeply by clicking on it's title. Each era page will feature a timeline of events illustrated by our collection of archival documents, photographs, and subject-based interviews which will explain some of the significant "turning points" in this evolution.