Looking for the perfect gift for family, friends, or…yourself? The popular history book Thurston County: Water, Woods & Prairies will delight anyone on your shopping list. Reprinted earlier this year with a new introduction, dedication, and updated text, a limited number of copies are still available to purchase by mail order from the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. To order click here..
The 290-page book has more than 250 photographs about the capital county of Washington with essays by local authors about Native Americans, maritime explorers, loggers, early settlers, and farmers, as well as the story of the state capital and contemporary times.
The Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum, in partnership with other county heritage organizations, is marketing and distributing the books to promote interest in Thurston County history. The book is also available from the following organizations and retail outfits: