One of the most visible landmarks of the South Sound area is the great dome of the Legislative Building in Olympia. Thousands of people visit it each year. On January 18 at noon, Susan Mayer, Ph.D., presents a visual tour of the building, tracing its history and discussing its architecture and decoration at the Schmidt House History Talk, brought to the community by Olympia Tumwater Foundation’s Heritage Builders program.

Dr. Mayer is an independent art historian who gives public presentations, leads many tours as a volunteer, and teaches at the college level. Mayer received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.

WHAT—the History of the State Capitol Building with Dr. Susan Mayer
WHEN—Thursday, January 18, 2018, from noon -1. Doors open at 11:30.
WHERE—the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater
COST—Free (donations are welcome!)

FOR MORE INFO—Contact Don Trosper, Public History Manager at or 360-786-8117

SPONSORED BY— Olympia Tumwater Foundation with assistance from the City of Tumwater and Thurston Community Media.

ABOUT – The Olympia Tumwater Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

For a complete list of our noon history talks, click here.

330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater, WA 98501
330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater, WA 98501