Cultural Resource Center

Walter Johnson Memorial Library

Cultural Resource Center


The Cultural Resource Center (CRC) serves as the in-house reading library for the museum and includes access to over 19,000 books and periodicals maintained in the stacks as well as via the collections catalog database of searchable titles, authors, and subjects.

Patrons may also access genealogy resources in the CRC, ranging from bygdebok volumes to Nordic-American immigrant family biographies and online databases (;;, to conduct their own research on family history.

Access by appointment by only. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am–4pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Fred Poyner IV, collections manager
206.789.5707 x7018
[email protected]

Kathi Ploeger, archivist
206.789.5707 x7013
[email protected]

Nordic Genealogy Program

Beginning in August 2018, patrons interested in researching their family history can sign up for the Nordic Genealogy Program. This program is free to the public and will take place from 1–5pm on the dates below. Appointments must be scheduled in advance with either Fred Poyner IV or Kathi Ploeger. 



January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 13

December 11


Support provided by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

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