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National History Day seeks local volunteers
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National History Day is in full swing and middle and high school students are publicly presenting historical research projects at eight regional History Day contests across the state. This year’s theme, Conflict and Compromise in History, asks students to reflect on how disputes and agreements have shaped the course of history. Projects range from the integration of professional baseball to women’s suffrage movements in Washington, the United States, and abroad. The students have developed projects in five categories: websites, documentaries, exhibits, performances, and papers. The winners of the regional contests will have the opportunity to incorporate critical feedback from judges, as they prepare for big the state contest on April 21st to be held at Green River College in Auburn

Washington’s History Day program is organized by the Washington State Historical Society, working with coordinators (typically history teachers) in each of eight regions, and is an affiliate of the National History Day program. Regional competitions are held during February and March, preceding the statewide competition in April.
All of the competitions depend on the help of volunteers to judge and provide student feedback. If you’re a history lover and you enjoy working with students, please consider giving some of your time and talents to this endeavor. Students and teachers will appreciate you! To find out about volunteering, read more on the WSHS website or contact Katie Demar-Aldrich at 253-798-5921 or


Heirloom baby bonnet workshop
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Greater Kent Historical Society
Date: 4/14/2018, 1-3:30 PM

Make a baby bonnet from vintage handkerchiefs. With the bonnet, bring baby home from the hospital or celebrate a religious event or family gathering. Then save the bonnet for the future. When baby grows up, the bonnet unfolds and becomes a bridal hanky for “something old.”

All materials and instructions are included in the $20 cost. You don’t need advanced sewing skills for this workshop. If you can sew with a needle and thread, you can easily make this bonnet. You will be guided through the process.

Please reserve your space in advance at 253-854-4330 or


International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection conference
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International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection 
Dates: 10/13-17/2018

This year’s big event will be hosted by the Hearst Castle and California State Parks.  

The 2018 conference will include 2 days of pre-conference networking activities, and 2 1/2 days of all-new cultural property protection presentations, live exercises, group meals, nighttime activities, special industry exhibits, Hearst Castle tours, and more.

Early Bird Registration – $595 until Wednesday February 28, 2018. Second Tier Registration will be $645. Click here for more information.



National History Day 2018
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Right now, students across the state are diligently working on History Day projects ranging from papers to presentations and websites to documentaries. 
See their work at one of seven regional contests, held from late February through March. These events are full of energy and inspiration – for locations, times and dates, check here.
The state contest will be held Saturday, April 21, at Green River College in Auburn. 
History Day is a cherished annual opportunity for more than a thousand students across our state. The Historical Society is proud to be the coordinating agency. 
Judges and volunteers are needed at all levels; learn more about volunteering here, or email Katie DeMar-Aldrich, National History Day coordinator.



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