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Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Ensure quality cultural and recreational experiences

Strategy: Ensure quality cultural and recreational experiences

Agency: 390 - Washington State Historical Society

A001 - Acquire and Maintain Historic Collection

The Washington State Historical Society collects, catalogs, and preserves artifacts, manuscripts, maps, ephemera, photographs, digital imagery, and books that are irreplaceable and related to the interpretation of our state's history.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.0 5.0 5.0
001 - General Fund
State 452,000 473,000 925,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 14,000 14,000 28,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.0 5.0 5.0
GFS 452,000.0 473,000.0 925,000.0
Other 14,000.0 14,000.0 28,000.0
Totals 466,000.0 487,000.0 953,000.0

001729 - Percentage of the collection catalogued

Percentage of the collection catalogued
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 62% 65%
2015-17 A3 62% 66%
2017-19 A2 63% 65%
2017-19 A3 0% 65%

002679 - Number of collection items catalogued

Two and three dimentional historical items significant to Washington State History catalogued per American Alliance of Museums.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 375 200
2015-17 Q2 685 200
2015-17 Q3 232 200
2015-17 Q4 584 200
2015-17 Q5 435 200
2015-17 Q6 445 200
2015-17 Q7 300 200
2015-17 Q8 297 200
2017-19 Q1 597 200
2017-19 Q2 467 200
2017-19 Q3 580 200
2017-19 Q4 880 200
2017-19 Q5 0 200
2017-19 Q6 0 200
2017-19 Q7 0 200
2017-19 Q8 0 200

A002 - Agency Administration

The Society's administration provides executive leadership, policy development, strategic, business, and succession planning, budget and accounting services, human resource management, risk management, and records retention.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 7.0 7.0 7.0
001 - General Fund
State 900,000 912,000 1,812,000
184 - Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc
Non-Appropriated 553,000 543,000 1,096,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 28,000 28,000 56,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 7.0 7.0 7.0
GFS 900,000.0 912,000.0 1,812,000.0
Other 581,000.0 571,000.0 1,152,000.0
Totals 1,481,000.0 1,483,000.0 2,964,000.0

001734 - The biannual state audit

Number of the state audit findings
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0 0
2015-17 A3 0 0
2017-19 A2 0 0
2017-19 A3 0 0

002680 - Percent of financial and management reports delivered on schedule

Percentage of financial and management reports delivered on schedule
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 100% 100%
2017-19 A2 100% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A003 - Statewide Outreach

The Society engages organizations, agencies, tribes and communities statewide through outreach and effective partnerships using Heritage Capital Grants, Vancouver Fort National Historic Reserve, Women's History Consortium, history conferences, and technical advice and training for local heritage organizations

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1.5 1.5 1.5
001 - General Fund
State 399,000 211,000 610,000
184 - Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc
Non-Appropriated 86,000 41,000 127,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 12,000 12,000 24,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 1.5 1.5 1.5
GFS 399,000.0 211,000.0 610,000.0
Other 98,000.0 53,000.0 151,000.0
Totals 497,000.0 264,000.0 761,000.0

000155 - Number of students participating in National History Day

Number of students participating in National History Day.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 10,164 6,000
2015-17 A3 8,899 6,500
2017-19 A2 0 6,500
2017-19 A3 0 8,000

001735 - Percentage of heritage projects requiring reappropriation

Percentage of heritage grant projects requiring reappropriation
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0% 0%
2015-17 A3 35% 35%
2017-19 A2 0% 0%
2017-19 A3 0% 60%

A004 - Museum Experience

Exhibits of the long-term and temporary variety at the museums in Tacoma and Olympia; circulation of traveling exhibits statewide; school field trip services; visitor services; civic events; and public programs.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 13.0 13.0 13.0
001 - General Fund
State 668,000 700,000 1,368,000
184 - Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc
Non-Appropriated 595,000 392,000 987,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 20,000 20,000 40,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 13.0 13.0 13.0
GFS 668,000.0 700,000.0 1,368,000.0
Other 615,000.0 412,000.0 1,027,000.0
Totals 1,283,000.0 1,112,000.0 2,395,000.0

000082 - Number of museum visitors per fiscal year

Number of museum visitors for both the Washington State History Museum and the Washington State Capital Museum
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 16,345 19,500
2015-17 Q2 18,978 19,500
2015-17 Q3 19,391 19,500
2015-17 Q4 23,013 19,500
2015-17 Q5 14,114 19,500
2015-17 Q6 17,926 19,500
2015-17 Q7 19,376 19,500
2015-17 Q8 22,016 19,500
2017-19 Q1 14,620 19,500
2017-19 Q2 18,847 19,500
2017-19 Q3 22,741 19,500
2017-19 Q4 27,796 19,500
2017-19 Q5 0 14,000
2017-19 Q6 0 18,000
2017-19 Q7 0 19,500
2017-19 Q8 0 19,500

000107 - Customer satisfaction rating

Good or Excellent rating for overall experience in the customer survey
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 91% 90%
2015-17 A3 91% 90%
2017-19 A2 90% 90%
2017-19 A3 90% 90%
2019-21 A2 90% 90%
2019-21 A3 0% 90%

A005 - Member, Donor and Public Relations

The Society seeks earned and contributed income through a wide variety of sources and activities, promotes the Society and its offerings through media relations, advertising, social media, and community outreach.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.0 5.0 5.0
001 - General Fund
State 369,000 391,000 760,000
184 - Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc
Non-Appropriated 192,000 164,000 356,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 11,000 11,000 22,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.0 5.0 5.0
GFS 369,000.0 391,000.0 760,000.0
Other 203,000.0 175,000.0 378,000.0
Totals 572,000.0 566,000.0 1,138,000.0

001736 - Number of members

Number of members
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 2,241 2,150
2015-17 A3 2,524 2,150
2017-19 A2 2,618 2,150
2017-19 A3 0 2,150

A006 - Facilities Operation

The Society maintains, operates, and secures the facilities, grounds, and infrastructure support systems in Tacoma and Olympia. It also provides for utilities, security services, special event support, and custodial care.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.0 5.9 6.0
001 - General Fund
State 945,000 967,000 1,912,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 30,000 30,000 60,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.0 5.9 6.0
GFS 945,000.0 967,000.0 1,912,000.0
Other 30,000.0 30,000.0 60,000.0
Totals 975,000.0 997,000.0 1,972,000.0

000153 - Maintain accreditation from the AAM

Maintain accreditation from the American Association of Museums
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 100% 100%
2017-19 A2 100% 100%
2017-19 A3 100% 100%
2019-21 A2 100% 100%
2019-21 A3 0% 100%

000160 - Facility Cleanliness rating in Customer Survey

Good or Excellent rating for facility cleanliness in the customer survey.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 86% 91%
2015-17 A3 86% 91%
2017-19 A2 86% 95%
2017-19 A3 0% 95%