WHC Biographical Profile
Julia Butler Hansen Home
by Anne Kilgannon, Oral History Project Manager
Washington State Oral History Program
The home of Julia Butler Hansen was deeded to the Wahkiakum Community Foundation by Julia's son,
David. It has been renovated and is open to the public for tours and other events. The home is full of political
mementos and belongings from three generations of remarkable women, with a garden still cultivated by David
in the traditional English style so loved by his mother. Here one can glimpse a sense of her life, so full of
accomplishment and yet rooted in her proud pioneer family story.
To view the Julia Butler Hansen Heritage Center, please contact the Foundation. "Located at 35 Butler Street in Cathlamet, the Center is available for retreats and meetings, luncheons, garden weddings, and private gatherings. Tours are provided from 1-4 on Thursdays and 10-4 on Saturdays and also by appointment." (1)
For more information, please be sure to visit the
Foundation web site, as well as the
Wahkiakum County Historical Society and the
Cowlitz County Historical Society.