2016 Tacoma – Washington State Historical Society, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum
2015 Goldendale – Maryhill Museum

2014 Port Townsend – Fort Worden State Park Conference Center
2013 Ellensburg – Central Washington University
2012 Seattle – Seattle Center
2011 Walla Walla – Whitman College/Kirkman House
2010 Gig Harbor – Harbor History Museum
2009 Washington State University
2008 Clark County HIstorical Museum
2007 Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
2006 Seattle – Museum of Flight
2005 Yakima – Yakima Valley Museum
2004 Seattle – Nordic Heritage Museum
2003 Spokane — Northwest Museum of Art & Culture
2002 Keyport — Naval Undersea Museum
2001 Bellingham — Whatcom Museum of History & Art
2000 Lacey — Lacey Community Center & South Sound Heritage Association
1999  Wenatchee — North Central Washington Museum
1998 Tacoma — Washington State History Museum
1997 Yakima – Yakima Valley Museum
1996 Seattle — Nordic Heritage Museum
1995 Ilwaco — Ilwaco Heritage Museum
1994 Tri-Cities — WSU Richland Extension Campus & Tri-Cities Museum Coalition
1993 Tacoma – Washington State Historical Society
1992 Wenatchee — North Central Washington Museum
1991 Pullman — Washington State University Museum of Art
1990 Yakima — Yakima Valley Historical Museum
1989 Port Angles — Clallam County Historical Museum
1988 Spokane — Museum of Native American Cultures
1987 Goldendale — Maryhill Museum of Art
1986 Seattle — Nordic Heritage Museum
1985 Wenatchee — North Central Washington Museum
1984 Olympia — Washington State Capital Museum
1983 Spokane — Cheney Cowles Museum
1982 Bellingham – Whatcom Museum of History & Art
1981 Yakima — Yakima Valley Museum

Origins Note: 1980 First Organizational Meeting to create the WMA in Ellensburg; 1979 Concept of creating a state-wide museum organization developed