OLYMPIA — Tuesday marks the 125th anniversary of the date in 1889 that Washington became a state.
The event is being celebrated at the Legislative Building in Olympia with exhibits and a program in the Capitol Rotunda.
The Olympian reported the original 1889 Washington State Constitution will be on display for the day in the office of the secretary of state. A two century-old portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart is in the state reception room.
The celebration will include an historical re-enactment of the telegram delivery that announced Washington’s statehood. The telegram was wired collect from Washington, D.C., with 61 cents postage due.