There are some wonderful places in Washington State, and in each place, some wonderful people call it home. As Helen Davis wrote in her famous song about Washington, “Small towns and cities rest here in the sun, filled with our laughter.” From our verdant green forests, caressed by silvery streams, to our mountain peaks and our fields of wheat…Washington is our home.
My name is Erich Ebel and I love this state. I’ve lived on the green side as well as the brown side, I’ve floated the rivers and skied the mountains. I’ve fished its lakes, hiked its trails, marveled at its geology, and studied its fascinating, storied history.
I’m the Communications Director for Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State. The office oversees state elections, corporations and charities, and a number of other programs – including arguably the most interesting aspects: the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives and the Legacy Washington program.
Prior to this role, I was the Marketing and Communications Director for the Washington State Historical Society. Founded in 1891 and now into its second century of service, the Washington State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and vividly presenting Washington’s rich and storied history.
I chair the City of Lacey Historical Commission, an eight-member body charged with providing leadership in raising awareness of Lacey’s history and preservation of local historic resources.
I’m also the History Insider for Scenic Washington, a travel and tourism magazine and website geared toward helping visitors and residents alike discover their own scenic byway or weekend hideout here in the great state of Washington.
And I’m a former board member of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit dedicated to saving historical structures using tools such as the Most Endangered Historic Properties program.
Washington State has much to offer…from it’s natural beauty to it’s storied history. Its a vast array of all the great things life has to offer in the upper-left corner of the country. From our underdog sports teams to our small town way of life, at WashingtonOurHome.com I write about all the things that make Washington the greatest state in the lower 48.
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