State Library to host exhibit on wolves in Washington

News Release
Issued: January 11, 2013

OLYMPIA...The State Library will host an exhibit in early 2013 showcasing the unique history of wolves in Washington.

Called Wolves in Washington State, the free exhibit will introduce visitors to the unique history of wolves in The Evergreen State, from their importance to Pacific Northwest Native American culture to the state’s new wolf management plan. The exhibit examines wolf ecology and management issues as well as highlighting the critical role wolves play in promoting a healthy ecosystem.

The traveling exhibit, which is on loan from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, will be on display in the State Library’s reading room Feb. 2 to April 14. It will feature a touchable wolf skull cast, touchable comparative species tracks, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” take-away brochure for visitors. 

Wolves in Washington State was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sponsorship of the local presentation of Wolves in Washington State is provided by the Washington State Library.

The State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, is located in the Point Plaza East, 6880 Capitol Blvd. SE in Tumwater. The State Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on state holidays and weekends. 

For more information about the exhibit, contact the State Library’s Sean Lanksbury at or (360) 704-5200.