WSAM Committee member Jeanie FISHER featured on ArchivesAware!

Earlier this year, the popular archives blog ArchivesAware featured a video interview with Washington State Archives Month Committee member Jeannie Fisher. Fisher, a Reference Archivist at the Seattle Municipal Archives shared her love of archival work. ArchivesAware is managed by the Society of American Archivists' Committee on Public Awareness (COPA) to create an online space to share their experiences of and ideas for raising public awareness of archives and the value that archives and archivists to society. See the interview here!


Saturday, October 9, 2021

11 am – 3 pm

October is American Archives Month and National Family History Month, offering an occasion to discover and document our roots. Build your family tree or research your neighborhood’s history with help from archivists, genealogists, and historians. This event welcomes all levels of interest and experience!

Participating organizations include:

• Black Heritage Society of Washington State

• Black Genealogy Research Group

• Labor Archives of Washington

• Northwest African American Museum

• Seattle Municipal Archives

• University of Washington Libraries Special Collections

• Washington State Archives Month Committee

Location: MOHAI Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

Cost: Free with Admission / Free for MOHAI and BHS Members

2019 Archives fair at seattle city hall

The Seattle Municipal Archives (SMA) celebrated Archives Month with an Archives Fair at City Hall on October 30th. Honoring this year’s theme of “Celebrate Washington’s Heritage” set by the Washington State Archives Month Committee, the Archives Fair brought together 19 different local archives, representing a wide diversity of collections documenting and celebrating the rich heritage of our region. See the SMA Archives Gazette for more information.

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: celebrating seattle's 150th anniversary

To celebrate Seattle's 150th anniversary in 2019, the City of Seattle and Seattle Municipal Archives, sponsored by Councilmember Abel Pacheco, hosted a trivia night at Dock Sports Bar and Grill. Check out potos from the event here:


On October 16, 2019, under intermittently rainy skies, visitors were welcomed to an open house at Mithun Architects as part of Washington State Archives Month (WSAM). Read more about this event here.

At Home in King County: Images from the Collections

For Washington State Archives Month in 2008, King County Archives created an online exhibit - "At Home In King County: Images from the Collections." Check out the exhibit here: