The November 1965 It’s the Water News showcased the Virgil Monroe family and their turkey: “Any designs Virgil Monroe might have had for this gobbler on Thanksgiving seem to have been foiled by his children Clyde, Luke and Sara, who have fostered a friendship with the fair bird. But, he needn’t despair. As an expression…
“It’s never easy to predict the turn-out for our free monthly history talks,” says Don Trosper, Public History Manager for the “Heritage Builders” program of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation. “Today’s noon hour talk was nearly filled to capacity as we hosted noted genealogist Jewell Dunn talking about the German heritage of the Schmidt family.”
Sixty visitors filled the room to overflowing to hear not only our German roots locally, but also to receive helpful tips
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The Deschutes River reached flood stage early today and put on an impressive display at Tumwater Falls Park
Nearly six inches of rain fell in the Olympia area the past few days and lots of people took the opportunity to enjoy a sunny respite and view the swollen Deschutes River in Tumwater Falls Park.
Back in the 1890s, Louis Schmidt headed up the construction of the original Capital Brewing Company (later renamed as Olympia Brewing) at the base of Tumwater Falls. Today, Louis’s great-granddaughter Connie Sweetman is back in Tumwater as a volunteer in our extensive Archives.
Bob Crim has been the caretaker at Tumwater’s Schmidt House for nearly 60 years! He’s been a gardener, chauffeur, babysitter, sheep-shearer, handyman, and wedding host extraordinaire, to name just a few of his responsibilities. Help us celebrate Bob’s 78th birthday and semi-retirement on Tuesday, November 10, 12:30 to 3:00pm at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt…
OBEE calendars for 2016 are now available in the Foundation’s Tumwater Falls Park office. This year the theme is Olympia Brewing Company parades and floats.