Learn about local history and its connection to state and national events during a series of sack lunch lectures on Capitol Campus.
The events, which are sponsored by the Capitol Visitor Services Volunteer Program, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Legislative (capitol) Building. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for the 2018 Capital City Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10.
Festival organizers estimate that 5,000 people will attend the annual event, which could affect traffic and parking on Capitol Campus. The event includes a noon parade from the flag circle lawn near the Legislative Building to Heritage Park, where festival activities are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.
The first of two planned fungicide spray treatments on London plane trees at Heritage Park will take place Thursday, May 2 at 5 a.m. The work is weather dependent, and will help reduce a foliar fungal disease and promote tree health.
During the work, a section of Heritage Park (see map below) will be cordoned off until the spray dries, which should take three to four hours.
The temporary partial closure will affect entrances to Heritage Park from Marathon Park and the switchback from the upper part of Capitol Campus.
Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a rally this weekend that organizers say could bring up to 2,000 people to the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. The event is expected to affect traffic and parking on the campus.
Many rally participants are expected to openly carry firearms, as allowed under state law. There is no prohibition against openly carrying guns on the grounds of the state Capitol Campus in Olympia.
Enterprise Services is developing plans and strategy for relocating the mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed General Administration Building to the new Helen E. Sommers Building. The agency received funding in the 2018 capital budget for the project.
To minimize damage to the mural, it must be moved in one piece along with its wall. The mural and wall weigh an estimated 28,000 pounds.
The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for two separate events on Washington State’s Capitol Campus on Saturday. Both events are expected to be highly visible, draw large crowds, and affect traffic and parking on the campus.
On Tuesday, April 17, the automatic sliding door on the southeast side of the Legislative Building will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cleaning and marble repair. The door was recently replaced because it was malfunctioning due to age and wear.
The sliding door serves as the main Americans with Disabilities (ADA) entrance to the building. The south portico doors will be unlocked during business hours to allow for ADA access.