Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum



Join us in exploring, preserving and promoting Olympia’s history. We are a non-profit membership-based organization presenting the stories from our past to enrich the present and inform the future of Olympia. The Bigelow House Museum, owned and operated by the Society and Museum, is the oldest residence in Olympia, Washington, and one of the earliest still standing in the Pacific Northwest.



Society and Museum News

Society and Museum participates in Heritage Month with Labor History map

woodruff block

This year’s theme for Heritage Month is labor, and events have been scheduled throughout Olympia to celebrate our proud history of connection with and support for the workers in our community. The Society and Museum collaborated with the Heritage Commission and State Archives by producing a walking tour of important labor heritage sites. It is now available on line here

Image: Labor Temple (Woodruff Block)