Research Collections

Artifact and Research Library Collections

The Washington National Guard Museum has built a unique collection of rare documents, artifacts and photographs detailing the role of the Washington National Guard and Washingtonians’ military contributions to state, national and world history. The collection contains more than 10,000 artifacts including weapons, equipment, uniforms, personal diaries, and rare photographs, some of which are one of a kind and cannot be seen elsewhere. Each tells its own historically significant story. The research library collection holds over 8,000 volumes dating back to the 1850s, and will soon be available for on-site research projects. Dedicated volunteers are currently working to bring the entire document, volumes, and photo collections on-line.

We greatly appreciate the effort of the WNGSHS Librarian Ann Kennedy for leading the charge in cataloging and organizing our library so that others may appreciate the resources we have to offer.