By Senators Darneille, Honeyford, Becker, Conway, O'Ban, Fraser, Roach, and Dammeier
WHEREAS, The Washington State Historical Society was founded in Tacoma, Washington, on October 8, 1891; and
WHEREAS, 2016 marks the Washington State Historical Society's quasquicentennial its 125th year of preserving state historical resources for the people of Washington and future generations; and
WHEREAS, The Washington State Historical Society provides access to a diverse and rich heritage that expands our understanding of the past and helps to inform the future; and 
WHEREAS, The Washington State Historical Society contributes to the quality of life in our state by bringing people together through shared cultural experiences; and
WHEREAS, The variety of educational programs taught by the Washington State Historical Society have benefited our state's children in immeasurable ways; and
WHEREAS, As facilitators of the Washington State History Day program, the Washington State Historical Society continues to nurture and cultivate a love of history in generation after generation of Washington students; and
WHEREAS, The Washington State Historical Society's Research Center in Tacoma houses countless artifacts, ephemera, photographs, and documents that are essential to preserving the history of our great state; and
WHEREAS, The State Capital Museum in Olympia provides dozens of educational and cultural programs to the public throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, The State History Museum in Tacoma is one of the most vital cultural assets the State of Washington has in its possession today;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize the Washington State Historical Society for its 125 years of service as stewards of our common history, its role in developing the minds of our state's youth, and its fervent effort to continue preserving and sharing the stories of Washington's people; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Washington State Historical Society.
I, Hunter G. Goodman, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8721,
adopted by the Senate
February 16, 2016
Secretary of the Senate