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!

Next Special Event:            

     Thurston County thru the Decades: 1875-1900


           New Market Homestead Cider Sunday

                     Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10 am to 4 pm

                                 The Falls Park in Tumwater

                 Bring your apples and containers and watch as the Homesteaders

                     press your apples into fresh cider.  An absolutely fantastic event

                                                    for the whole family!!!!!


                   Quilter's GetAway & Quilt All Day

                       Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

                              Olympics West Retirement Inn


                Bring your projects and work on them in the company of other great quilters.

              Enjoy the show and tell of many beautiful quilts.  Reservations are required.  Registration fee is $5.00.  Call (360) 943-7527 or 943-1383 to make your reservation today.