OHS-BHM Logo Draft (1)Join us in exploring, preserving and promoting Olympia’s history. We are a non-profit membership-based organization actively engaged in researching and 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 dedicated to preserving and interpreting the early history of Olympia and Washington Territory.  It is the oldest residence in Olympia, Washington, and one of the earliest still standing in the Pacific Northwest.


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Society and Museum on hand for Thurston County Through the Decades

Erin OHS Huntamer ParkVolunteers Erin Rogan (pictured) and Sue Goff were on hand for the semiannual Thurston County Through the Decades event held in Huntamer Park in Lacey in early May. This event focused on our county between 1950 and 1975, a time of great changes. Sue Goff’s display brought back many memories for “oldsters” attending the event and was an eye-opener for the younger crowd. Thank you, Erin and Sue!