Student contest on Korean War ends Nov. 30

Student contest on Korean War ends Nov. 30

Washington students in grades 6-12 have until the end of November to take part in a contest sponsored by our Legacy Washington program. Legacy Washington’s Korea 65 contest encourages students to explore the question of how the Korean War affects Washington state today. Entries can be submitted as writings, film projects or two-dimensional art. The contest ends Nov. 30. Go here to sign up and learn about contest rules and other details. The contest is in connection with Legacy Washington’s…

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State Library kicks off Historical Zine contest

State Library kicks off Historical Zine contest

The Washington State Library has launched a fun contest for Washington students and adults that allow them to express themselves about some part of state history. The Historical Zine Contest is in its third year. For those wondering what are Zines (rhymes with beans), they are basically self-published magazines – often via a photocopier – that give the creator’s point of view on a subject. Contest participants are asked to create a Zine about some aspect of Washington history. The…

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“Strange Washington” is 2017 Archives Month theme

“Strange Washington” is 2017 Archives Month theme

The Washington State Archives is celebrating its annual Archives Month in October by making “Strange Washington” this year’s theme. Three events related to Archives Month will be held in Olympia over the coming weeks: Oct. 7: Tales of Strange Washington – Hear speakers talk about some infamous individuals and incidents in our state. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., State Archives Building, 1129 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Oct. 27: Haunted Tours – Archives staff will take visitors on a tour of…

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State Archives receives former SOS Bruce Chapman’s papers

State Archives receives former SOS Bruce Chapman’s papers

Over the years, many former elected officials in Washington have given their papers and other documents to the State Archives for safekeeping and making them available for public viewing. The latest former official to turn over papers to Archives is one of my predecessors, Bruce Chapman, who served as Secretary of State from 1975 to 1980. Bruce’s papers cover his years on the Seattle City Council, as Secretary of State, and when he was U.S. Census Bureau Director and Deputy…

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State Library helps Eastern WA libraries with day camps

State Library helps Eastern WA libraries with day camps

Everyone thinks of libraries as the place to read or check out books. But a summer day camp program in three Eastern Washington communities demonstrated that local libraries are much more. For six weeks this summer, kids in Harrington, Lind and Reardan took part in the Stimulating Summers Enriching Young Minds day camps in the communities that were supported by their libraries. Camp attendees explored different themes through crafts, games and reading. Themes included space camp, art around the world,…

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Korea 65 exhibit profiles: Nam Pyo Park and Johnathon Kupka

Korea 65 exhibit profiles: Nam Pyo Park and Johnathon Kupka

Last Thursday’s launch for the new Legacy Washington exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered,” was a great event that brought a large crowd to the Capitol. You can watch TVW’s coverage of the exhibit launch here. The exhibit explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or…

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Legacy Washington’s “Korea 65” exhibit officially launches

Legacy Washington’s “Korea 65” exhibit officially launches

Seven veterans or soldiers, four Korean Americans and two civilians affected by the Korean War, all profiled in a new exhibit and book about the war, have been honored at its official launch event in the Capitol. The colorful and informative exhibit in the Office of Secretary of State’s front lobby is called “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” Created by our office’s Legacy Washington team, it explores stories about Washingtonians who experienced the war (1950-53) in different ways, including…

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Korea 65 launch countdown: Dan Keenan and George Drake

Korea 65 launch countdown: Dan Keenan and George Drake

We’re only one day away from the launch event for the new Legacy Washington exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” The exhibit explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war. The public is invited to attend the Korea 65 exhibit launch at the…

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Korea 65 launch countdown: Moonbeam Kupka and Patsy Surh O’Connell

Korea 65 launch countdown: Moonbeam Kupka and Patsy Surh O’Connell

We’re just days away from this Thursday’s launch event for the new Legacy Washington exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” The exhibit explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war. The public is invited to attend the Korea 65 exhibit launch at the…

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Korea 65 launch countdown: Jim Evans and Sotero Soto

Korea 65 launch countdown: Jim Evans and Sotero Soto

Our Legacy Washington team is preparing for its Sept. 14 launch of its new exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” It explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war. The public is welcome to attend the Korea 65 exhibit launch at the Capitol….

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