600 4th Ave E.
, Olympia 98501
Woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts and ceramics. Hand-made tools, toys and musical Arbutus Final Colorinstruments. Growing and preserving food and playing music. Seasonal festivals, dances and summer camps. Intergenerational learning, historic preservation and cultural exchanges. These activities describe the heart of the Arbutus Folk School (pronounced...Read More »
Winged Victory Circle, Olympia 98501
A monument to American prisoners of war and those missing in action was dedicated in a solemn ceremony at the capitol campus on September 16, 1988. An all night vigil, followed by the release of commemorative balloons, followed the ceremony. Recognition was also given to the POW/MIA flag that is flown regularly on one of three flagpoles near the Legislative Building.
The...Read More »
100 Technology Way SDP#6, Elma 98541
The Mission of the RETC is to create a sustainable, nimble and innovative center of learning that creates synergies with regional education, industry, and workforce partners to drive the transformation and development of a highly trained and effective workforce in the Pacific Mountain Region and beyond.
The RETC formed in 2009 and initially funded by a Department of Labor...Read More »
3910 Prestwick Ln SE, Olympia 98501
A small group of local performing arts activists met in early 2004 to discuss the opportunities of marketing and branding a downtown theater district. Representatives from Capitol Playhouse, Harlequin Productions, Olympia Symphony, Olympia Downtown Association, Washington Center and Olympia Arts Commission participated. The result is that the project moved forward with the Arts...Read More »
501 Columbia St. NW #C, Olympia 98506
Splash Gallery of Olympia is a contemporary fine art galley opened August 13th, 2011. This gallery is dedicated to exhibiting up and coming artists in the South Puget Sound. The gallery supports art in the community and is dedicated to giving back to local groups who support the arts. We are located on the Waterfront Board Walk next to Dockside Bistro, a short walk from the...Read More »
222 4th Ave W, Olympia 98501
Childhood's End Gallery features contemporary Pacific Northwest fine art & fine American craft with work by regional & national artists. Our store is devoted to beautiful art made in America and offers a wide variety of choices for unique corporate gifts, personal gifts, functional crafts and home decor. Our focus is on fine art, art glass, jewelry, ceramics and woodwork. We...Read More »
4500 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey 98503
A piece of local history...
Constructed prior to the Civil War in 1859, the Jacob Smith House is the oldest home in Lacey and one of the oldest residences in Thurston County. The Greek Revival-style structure, with its signature square water tower, is located in Lacey Corporate Center at 4500 Intelco Loop, SE. It is listed on the city and state registers of historic...Read More »
414 Jefferson Street NE, Olympia 98501
The new museum has 28,000 square feet of indoor space and was built in November 2012. Its eight themed galleries create a sense of wonder and delight children who learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through 150+ hands-on exhibits. The museum also has a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center, one of the nation’s pilot sites for the Going Wild Program, where...Read More »
1404 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502
918 Glass Ave, Olympia 98506
The Bigelow House 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.
Pioneer lawyer and Territorial Legislator Daniel R. Bigelow and his schoolteacher wife Ann Elizabeth White built Bigelow House in the...Read More »