History Ink / HistoryLink.org

  • WA


93 Pike Street
Suite 315B
United States

About Us

HistoryLink.org is an evolving online encyclopedia of state and local history in Washington state.

HistoryLink.org provides a free, authoritative, and easily accessible history reference for the benefit of students, teachers, journalists, scholars, researchers, and the general public. All essays and features on this site are original works prepared exclusively for HistoryLink.org by senior historians, contract writers, volunteers, and consulting experts. The encyclopedia contains more than 7,000 articles as of May 2016. It is constantly expanding, with new essays added every week and enjoys top rankings on Google and search engines.

In February 2010 HistoryLink launched our Education Resource, a one-stop-shop for students and teachers with links to over 400 resources, free downloadable curriculum plans and study aids, and tips for creative ways of using HistoryLink.org in the classroom. K-12 teachers and students represent approximately one-third of HistoryLink's traffic.

Like the communities and state it chronicles, HistoryLink.org is a work in progress. We add new features and essays continuously to fill gaps and enlarge on selected subjects, and existing essays are often expanded or corrected to reflect new information. We also have branched out into new ways of presenting history with audio and video files, the development of mobile applications, and interactive maps and walking tours. We welcome your comments and suggestions submitted via our Feedback page, and we encourage citizens to add their own stories to our "People's History" archive.

HistoryLink.org is produced by History Ink, a Washington non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. It was established in 1997 to undertake innovative approaches to historical research, education, and publishing. In addition to producing the HistoryLink.org encyclopedia, History Ink engages in other research and publishing. We welcome queries from other communities and states that would like to develop HistoryLink sites to present their own history.