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

Shoreline presentation to be co-sponsored by Society and Museum


On May 9, 2016, at 7:00 PM, local historian Deb Ross will air a short video on the historic shoreline of Budd Inlet, and then demonstrate a remarkable new feature of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum’s website, called the Sanborn Overlay Project which virtually overlays historic maps of Olympia onto current aerial photographs.  Audience questions and answers will follow.The presentation is co-sponsored by the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum and the South Puget Sound Environmental Education Clearinghouse (SPEECH), in conjunction with SPEECH’s annual meeting. The event will be held  at Traditions Fair Trade, 300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia. The public is invited.