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Tuesday, Nov. 11: Washington's 125th Birthday

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Nov. 11, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation admitting Washington to the Union and, with this year marking Washington's 125th anniversary, the Washington State Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State are hosting a celebration to honor the milestone. The event will feature a re-creation of the telegram delivery that announced Washington's statehood at 3:09 p.m. making it precisely 125 years ago, along with music by The Total Experience Choir, Kim Archer and The Oly Mountain Boys, dancing by breakdancers and square dancers, plus speeches, exhibits, cake and more.

WASHINGTON'S 125TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1-4 p.m., State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia, free admission, 360.753.2580

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