December 15, 2010

The Burke Museum is 125 years old today!

Today marks the anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Washington State Museum (later to become the Burke Museum). This picture shows the original museum in 1885, home to the museum's founders, the Young Naturalists Society. At that time, the University of Washington was still located in downtown Seattle:

To view a slide show of historic photos of the museum, click here.

Happy Birthday to us!

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications