About the Collection
The Washington State Historical Society collects material associated with the human history of Washington State. Our mission is to preserve our history and tell the stories of our state and its people. The collections include many different kinds of artifacts, among them are tools, clothing, machines, furniture, artwork, toys, household items, and American Indian artifacts. We also hold an extensive archival collection of photographs, manuscripts, maps, ephemera, and publications.
Our featured collections are diverse. You can examine:
All of these things and many more fascinating artifacts are available for viewing in these online collections.
For additional searches of the WSHS collections for image content, please also visit the WSHS Collections catalog.