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

Annual Meeting Program January 9, 2016 

oly hist society annual mtg 2016 protectedIt was standing room only when the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum, in partnership with the State Capital Museum/WSHS, presented a program on earthquakes in Olympia as a part of the OHS/BHM annual meeting on January 9. Tim Walsh, Chief Hazards Geologist for the Department of Natural Resources presented an overview of area earthquake history  followed by images and reminiscences of the 1949, 1965 and 2001 major earthquakes in Olympia. The OHS/BHM Annual Meeting began after the program. Board of Trustees Janine Gates, Debra Jackson, and Charles Roe were re-elected to three-year terms.