Pat Holm

Pat Holm

I came to Olympia from Centralia in 1963 because my husband got a job here. I grew up inĀ  Minneapolis, attended the University of Minnesota, but got pregnant in my Sophomore year and ran away to Seattle with the father. Later I finished my BA at the University of Washington and took a teaching job in Centralia for a year. I had started my schooling with a major in theatre and continued that love throughout my life. Since the Vietnam War, I have been active in many protest movements against war and trying to save the climate. Over the years I pursued my passion for boats, bicycles, puppet theater, and composting toilets. In 1963 I founded and ran a coffee house called the Null Set, which offered music and a gathering place for people outside the mainstream. I worked to help found the Evergreen Labor Center while getting my Masters in Public Administration. I was writing my autobiography when I came across this group doing a group memoir of Olympia between the years of 1960s and the 1980s.