Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum honors and respects the Squaxin Island People. From time immemorial Squaxin people have lived in harmony with the water, land, and air, and whose current generations continue nurturing this rich heritage. The City of Olympia and the Museum are located on the traditional homelands of the Squaxin Island Tribe. This expansive area includes present-day Olympia where the Squaxin village Steh-Chass once flourished as the people of Squaxin have for many millennia.

Adopted June 20, 2022 by the Olympia Historical Society-Bigelow House Museum Board of Directors