Join Your Colleagues Statewide for this Two-Day Event!

In conjunction with Arts & Heritage Day, the Washington State Historical Society is offering two workshops on Tuesday, February 4, in Olympia.  Learn more about risk assessment and nonprofit media in advance of the evening reception at the State Capital Museum, and participate in the day long advocacy activities on the State Capitol Campus.

Plan to spend the night in Olympia to make the most of all Arts & Heritage Day offers to the cultural community!

Deadline for Registration is January 30, 2014
To register, contact Shanna Stevenson at: or phone 360-586-0171

WORKSHOPS, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
Registration Required

Risk Assessment for Small Museums

10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
State Capital Museum Coach House
211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA
Cost: $20.00, $18.00 WSHS Members
Fred Poyner Digital Collections Curator at WSHS will present information on risk assessment from a Museum registration perspective. The workshop will cover topics like insurance for exhibitions and loans; proactively identifying risks in advance for special loans or transportation of artifacts; steps for safeguarding loaned items at the institutional level, and for traveling exhibitions as well.

Small Nonprofit Media 101

1:00 P.M. to 3 P.M.
State Capital Museum Coach House
211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA
Cost: $20.00, $18.00 WSHS Members
For traditional advertising to make an impact it can take big dollars – more than most smaller museums and heritage organizations can afford. Learn how to leverage not only traditional media, but also social media and public relations to effectively spread the word about your organization with a much smaller investment. What’s worth your time? What are some tricks of the trade? Kimberly Ketcham, Marketing & Communications Director at WSHS, will present a variety of strategies for making the most of your publicity efforts.

Arts & Heritage Reception

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
State Capital Museum/Lord Mansion
211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA
Free, RSVP Required
A highlight of Arts & Heritage Day events is the annual reception at the Lord Mansion (State Capital Museum). Sponsored by Washington Museum Association with the Washington State Arts Alliance, and hosted by the State Capital Museum, this informal gathering offers an opportunity to connect with colleagues and officials from around the state in a convivial setting. RSVP to Susan Rohrer at: or
phone 360-586-0166 by January 27, 2014.


Arts & Heritage Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Arts and Heritage Day in Olympia kicks off with Heritage Caucus at 7:00 A.M. in the Cherberg Building on the Capitol Campus. The purpose of the day is to meet with legislators and talk about arts and heritage issues in the current legislative session and cultural concerns in Washington communities and schools. In past years, the cultural community has advocated for issues such as increasing the number of days that nonprofit facilities can be rented to for-profit organizations, extending lodging tax revenue for arts and heritage, and including arts as a core subject in state education reform, and much more.

The Arts & Heritage Day luncheon is $10 and can be paid via the Washington State Arts Alliance website

Come and be a part of advocating for issues during the 2013 Legislative session!