Welcome to the Tumwater Historical Association!

You, like our ancestors before us, are currently living the history of our grandchildren and their descendants. The Tumwater Historical Association (THA) provides you the opportunity to help write that history and to document the past and present for generations to come. THA will also help further the appreciation, understanding and teaching of the rich and unique history of the Tumwater area.

Pioneer Kids

Together, we will preserve our history through research, publications and living history activities.

THA promises a year of historical, educational and fun-filled activities for the entire community.  Check out our Calendar / Special Events section, mark the events on your calendar.  We hope you will plan to participate in some of our upcoming events.  Bring the entire family, the programs are great for people of all ages.  We'll be watching for you!



Upcoming Special Event(s):        


                        2017 Scholarship Application


                   Tumwater School District Seniors


Please read the criteria for the Edna Holden Scholarship carefully and answer the questions in each area completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This scholarshipof $600 is open to all senior students at Black Hills High School and Tumwater High School. The Tumwater Historical Association’s mission is to preserve and educate both adults and students about the Pioneer history and heritage of New Market and the surrounding area.

Applications can be submitted to Mr. Cooksey by e-mail at THA1845@aol.com,

or by snail mail to P.O. Box 4315. Tumwater, WA. 98501-0315, Attention “Scholarship Committee”.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 1st, 2017

                       Click HERE for Scholarship Application

                                  Click HERE for Edna Holden Biography


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