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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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Bigelow House Museum 20th Anniversary Event September 20, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm

Bigelow House Museum at 918 Glass Avenue NE, Olympia, WA

The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Bigelow House Museum on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm at the Bigelow House Museum, 918 Glass Avenue NE in Olympia.  The public is welcome and admission is free.

Features of the celebration include “living history” interpreters, performances by local musicians, and treasures on display from the Bigelow House collection.  A formal program at 2:00 pm will honor the Bigelow Family as well as the donors and supporters of both the original effort to create the Museum and ongoing preservation of the house.  Refreshments will be served.