Many people are rightfully concerned that the governor's proposed state budget would mothball the Washington State Historical Society's facilities in Tacoma and the Eastern Washington State Historical Society's museum in Spokane.
This would be a terrible setback for heritage in Washington state.
However, most individuals do not realize that if the Washington State Historical Society goes into storage mode, the action would result in the closure of its branch in Olympia, the State Capital Museum.
For almost 70 years the State Capital Museum has been a center of educational exhibits, programs, and school tours. Let’s not lose this wonderful resource for the community. Only a little money would be saved by closure and much would be lost.
Now is the time for the people of Olympia to contact their political representatives and urge the preservation of the State Capital Museum.