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Washington State Historical Society

RCW 27.34

The Washington State Historical Society is designated as a trustee agency for the state of Washington to collect, catalog, preserve and interpret objects, manuscripts, sites, photographs and other materials illustrative of the cultural, artistic and natural history of this state; operate state museums and assist and encourage cultural and historical studies and museum interpretive efforts throughout the state, including those sponsored by local historical organizations, and city, county and state agencies; engage in cultural, artistic and educational activities, including classes, exhibits, seminars, workshops and conferences if these activities are related to the basic purpose of the society; plan for and conduct celebrations of significant events in the history of the state of Washington and to give assistance to and coordinate with state agencies, local governments and local historical organizations in planning and conducting celebrations.

Agency Mission

The Washington State Historical Society partners with our communities to explore how history connects us all.
Request 10,307,000
Net change from current biennium 2,289,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 28.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
5,307,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 4,874,939 5,307,000 7,515,000
230,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 230,000 230,000
5,537,000 Total Appropriated Funds 4,874,939 5,537,000 7,745,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 4,450
(2,481,000) Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc - Nonappropriated 2,718,475 2,481,000 2,562,000
State Agency Parking Account - Nonappropriated 9,336
Capitol Furnish Preserv. Committee - Nonappropriated 20,461
(2,481,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,752,721 2,481,000 2,562,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
17,251,069 404,069 State Building Construction Account - State 13,908,541 16,847,000 18,650,000
17,251,069 404,069 Total Appropriated Funds 13,908,541 16,847,000 18,650,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 3,741,635 3,692,206 1,540,830 5,297,000 5,010,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
604,700 8.6% (2,394,624) (31.4%) 5,073,964 97.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 33.1 31.2 30.5 42.9 42.8