If you’re into horse thievery, prison mug shots, bootlegging and finding out more about Washington’s rich and interesting history, this month is for you.
For the sixth straight year, the State Archives is celebrating Archives Month throughout October in Washington.
This year’s official theme is, “LAW & ORDER IN THE ARCHIVES: Crooks, Cops and Courts.”
There’s a cool new Archives Month poster that ties in with this year’s theme. The posters are available for pickup, thanks to a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The posters will be available by the second week of October in the Office of Secretary of State, located on the second floor of the Legislative Building in Olympia, and at the State Archives Building, located at 1129 Washington St. SE in Olympia. The posters also will be found in the Regional Archives branches in Bellevue, Bellingham, Cheney and Ellensburg. Supplies are limited, so if you want one, don’t delay.
The State Archives and its branches throughout Washington are planning various workshops, open houses and other free events. Go here to learn more about these Archives Month events, and to view the Archives Month poster online.
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