Thurston County Historic Commission is a twelve member
board appointed by the Board of Thurston County Commissioners.
Members serve four year terms There are also “Alternate”
members on the Commission who assist in the work of the
board and who serve three year terms. The Historic Commission
conducts public information programs on County history.
They annually sponsor the Thurston County Birthday Party,
a public history event which commemorates the
establishment of Thurston County on January 12, 1852. The
Commission promotes the preservation of historic places
and maintains the Thurston County Historic Register, a
list of sites, buildings and structures which are
important in understanding our history. The Commission
also reviews proposals to alter properties on the County
historic register and serves as the local review board for
the purpose of approving applications for special property
Commission meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, Room 152,
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, at 7:00 p.m.
Commission does from time to time have openings.
Applications are available on the Thurston County website
under the Board of County Commissioners. For further
information on the Thurston County Historic Commission,
call Cami Petersen at Thurston County Resource Stewardship
360-754-3355 x 6348 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
information regarding the Thurston County Historic
Register and the adding of properties to the register: