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Washington State Historical Society - Current Law

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 40,856,000
Net change from current biennium 7,165,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 21.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 6,280
(2,579,000) Local Museum Acct-Wa St Hist Soc - Nonappropriated 1,063,292 2,579,000 2,579,000
State Agency Parking Account - Nonappropriated 4,646
Capitol Furnish Preserv. Committee - Nonappropriated 15,146
9,168,000 20,000 General Fund - State 7,335,379 9,148,000 10,204,000
(21,964,000) State Building Construction Account - State 21,964,000 28,073,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 230,000
9,168,000 (24,523,000) Total Appropriated Funds 8,654,743 33,691,000 40,856,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
21,252,020 21,252,020 State Building Construction Account - State 12,630,048
21,252,020 21,252,020 Total Appropriated Funds 12,630,048

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,115,020 4,795,003 1,914,590 6,523,000 6,260,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,066,869 14.1% (1,945,150) (22.5%) 6,073,407 90.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 31.3 34.8 38.5 45.8 45.7