As part of of a 2016 grant received from the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation has published a 50 image sample of the Olympia Brewing Company and the founding Schmidt Family. More images will be available after a website update in early 2017. Please see link below. Click here to see…Details
Despite the slight dusting of overnight snow, the crowd showed up for a lively presentation at the December 15th monthly history talk at the Schmidt House in Tumwater. We in Thurston County’s oldest community helped celebrate the 50th birthday of our youngest community, Lacey. The presenters were lively, funny and a lot of fun and…Details
Army veteran Frank Jones was honored on November 11, 2016 with a pretty special gift. He was presented with a flag that was flown over the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, the US Capitol in Washington DC and the Washington State Capitol in Olympia. Thanks to everyone that participated in this ceremony.
The new season of free monthly history talks at the historic Schmidt House kicked off with a full house on Thursday, Oct. 20 with a presentation from archaeologist Dr. Dale Croes about the earliest confirmed humans in our area at the time of the Ice Age. Talk about history! This was Pre-History in an illustrated…Details
One of the most frequent questions I am asked about growing roses in our area goes something like this: “When should I prune my roses and how should I do it”? The answer is, well, it depends. It depends on what time of year it is and what you plan to achieve by pruning. So…Details
Los Angeles Times¹ travel writer Brian Clark recently visited Tumwater Falls Park while researching an article on weekend getaways in South Puget Sound. Moira Davin from Visit Olympia (formerly OLT Visitor & Convention Bureau) arranged Brian’s media tour and selected the Park as a “must see.” A former resident of Olympia, Brian has fond memories of the area…Details