Events & Programs

See all upcoming events in the Explore It! quarterly newsletter.

The State Capital Museum is closed for renovations until further notice. However, the Coach House and grounds are still available for rental use.

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday Party
Saturday, February 18, 2017 
Doors open 11:30 AM,  Program starts at 12:30 PM
$5 per person

In 1871 Susan B. Anthony appeared before the Washington Territorial Legislature, advocating for women's suffrage. Her efforts bore fruit in Washington in 1910 and nationally in 1920. Join us for a program in the Coach House with music collector Kevin Lynch speaking on the history of early popular songs inspired by the fight for women's rights, with a display of lavishly illustrated sheet music.

Then travel to the Bigelow House Museum (918 Glass Avenue NE, Olympia) for a special tour of this elegant poineer home. Events inclue a sing-a-long of early suffrage songs performed on the historic square grand piano in the parlor and refreshments featuring Mrs. Anthony's favorite cake.

Presented by the Women's History Consortium and the Bigelow House Museum/Olympia Historical Society

History Happy Hour at Three MagnetsHistory_HappyHour
Thursday, March 30, 2017  7:00 PM
600 Franklin Street SE, Suite 105

Please join us in the Barrel Room at Three Magnets for another spirited round of Washington State Trivia! This time around we are getting into the March Madness spirit with sports themed trivia. As always we are joined by our partners at Washington State Archives. Come on down to test your knowledge and collect a prize or two.

For more information on these programs, contact Susan Rohrer at or Len Balli at