Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Washington 1889..... Help with this project?

Good afternoon!

We have 48 hours left on Legacy Washington’s first Kickstarter Campaign to help raise the private funds needed for the next exhibit,Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails & the Year of Statehood. We are 40% towards our goal of $5,000 and need your help!

Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails & the Year of Statehood marks the sixth exhibit of Legacy Wash­ington, an educational program within the Office of Secretary of State. This public exhibition cele­brates the big stories of Washington’s seminal year, the year of Statehood. It will be on dis­play in the Legislative Building from November, 2014 through August, 2015 and will feature exhibit panels, videos and artifacts including an eleven-foot 42 star flag that was specially made when Washington became a state. The exhibit will officially open onNovember 11th, alongside the Washington 125 celebrations, commemorating Washington’s 125th Anniversary. We hope you can join us in the festivities!

All funds raised through Kickstarter will specifically go towards the printing of the exhibit panels that are hung in the Secretary of State’s lobby in the Legislative Building (no state dollars are used for any of our exhibits). The Legislative Building and Secretary of State’s office welcome tens of thousands of people annually including student groups from across the state. Legacy Washington exhibits offer a unique and interactive opportunity for students to learn about our state’s history and the people who made it remarkable. All exhibits continue traveling to schools and museums throughout the state for free once they are taken down.

There are two ways you can help:
1)      Visit the link below to learn more and support Washington 1889 (you can donate as little as $1!)
2)      Tweet or share our Kickstarter page with friends via email or through Facebook

Legacy Washington Kickstarter page and information on the exhibit:

Kickstarter is a global crowd funding platform that helps “Bring creative projects to life.” Kickstarter projects range from everything from films, games, music, art, design, technology and more. What better way to garner support on the new exhibit than through Kickstarter?! We have 48 hours to make our goal for the new exhibit as Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding platform - no one will be charged for a pledge unless our project reaches its funding goal!

We hope you will consider checking out the Legacy Washington Kickstarter page and helping to celebrate Washington Statehood by supporting this exhibit.

Thank you!

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