This website offers a collection of memories and images of life in Olympia, Washington
during an era of significant social change from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Welcome to the Website!

These stories are written by and for the people who lived in Olympia during an era of major change. They revolve around the perennial needs of people everywhere— for food, housing, work, the arts, music—and how we experimented on ways to meet those needs with fairness, equity, and creativity.


The Book Project

A group of old friends has been meeting weekly to gather memoirs, interviews, and images from the period of our youth–the 1960s through the 1980s. We started with a Facebook Group and then created a website.  Ultimately, we plan to distill these stories and publish them as both paperback and eBook.


What’s New

Few pictures captured the rift between local conservatives and the hippie invasion attracted by Evergreen more than a photo taken by Felicity Scott Hutsell in 1987.