Throughout its history the Aberdeen Armory Building has been a source of civic pride and activity. Indeed, at the time of its construction, the Armory was hailed as a truly imposing structure. An Aberdeen Daily World article of the period stated: "The Armory in its completed state will appeal to the pride of every resident of Aberdeen." The Armory has been a sound and stylish shelter for community affairs for the last 84 years.
Culture, General, History
Exhibits & educational programming related to Fidalgo & Guemes Islands. National Historic Landmark vessel, the W.T. Preston sternweel snagboat available for tours at 7th and R Ave.. Special collections library & archives.
Children's, Culture, History, Specialized
A museum of international puppet history with over 1200 items in the collection. Particular strengths in Pacific Rim and Asian puppets.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Winslow, three blocks from the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry terminal. A 1908 restored island schoolhouse features the main exhibit gallery containing a nationally award-winning exhibit "An Island Story". The museum’s research library (free to the public) contains subject and biographical files, oral histories, videos, books, and historic photographs.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
The Locks & Ship Canal were built over 100 years ago as a
Commercial Navigation Route to Develop the City of Seattle. The Locks still contribute over $1.2 Billion/yr. to the Seattle economy and are the Nation's busiest. However, no fees are charged and funding comes from the Federal Government (not Seattle).
History, Historic House
History, Historical Society
General, History, Historical Society, Military, Specialized
The Bremerton Historic Ships Association was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization to acquire vessels, operate programs, and activities for educational, historic, and memorial purposes. The vision of a naval heritage vessel on the Bremerton Waterfront became a reality when the USS TURNER JOY was located here in 1991.
Anthropology, Children's, Culture, History, Natural History, Nature Centers
The Burke Museum creates a better understanding of the world and our place in it. The museum is responsible for Washington State collections of natural history and cultural heritage, and for sharing the knowledge that makes them meaningful. The Burke welcomes a broad and diverse audience and provides a community gathering place that nurtures life-long learning and encourages respect, responsibility, and reflection.
South Cle Elum, Washington
Archaeology, History, Specialized
The Cascade Rail Foundation began as The Friends of the South Cle Elum Depot in 1999. Our mission was to help to preserve this historic site and work with State Parks to develop it into a place were the public could come to see and learn of the history of the Milwaukee Railroad. We are located on the John Wayne Trail, the original rail bed of the Milwaukee Railroad. The trail is just over 110 miles in length and is a Washington State Park. Our site specifically consists of twelve acres.
The mission of CCRH is to promote the study of the history of the Columbia River Basin. CCRH is dedicated to examining the hidden histories of the Basin and to helping people think about the historical record from different perspectives through creative public history products and direct engagement with Columbia River Basin communities.
Culture, History, Specialized
CWB is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving maritime heritage for future generations. We believe that it is essential to preserve the skills and stories associated with wooden small craft by teaching workshops, organizing events and regattas, and igniting a passion for wood and water in young and old alike. We thrive because of the support of a dedicated group of volunteers, members, and staff who believe that our mission is important.
Union Gap, Washington
History, Science, Specialized
The museum is located within Fullbright Park of Union Gap, Washington, at the base of Ahtanum Ridge. It's park like surroundings are home to multitudes of horse drawn and early mechanical farm machinery and equipment, farmsteads, the Magness Room displaying over 3,000 antique hand tools, the steam engine used to power the Old Naches sawmill, a collection of bells from the valley schools, a working sawmill, blacksmith shop, apple packing line and the home of the Lindeman Tractor.
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Cheney Historical Museum presents our local history from the time of the first white settlers around 1869 through the growth and development or our region. We have a diverse collection of photos and artifacts of pioneer home life, schools, early farming, the tools of building our communities, and a look at the people and businesses that shaped our towns.
Our collection of photographs and archive materials helps researchers of family and regional history.