Although the founder of the Olympia Brewing Company, Leopold Schmidt, passed away in 1914, attendees of the May 17 History Talk at the Schmidt House will have an opportunity to meet this famous man. Accomplished actor Christopher Valcho will present a living history interpretation in character as Leopold in the home Leopold built for…Details
On May 3, Karen Fraser will reflect on various aspects of local historical and cultural developments during her 51 years of active community life in Thurston County. This includes 42 years as an elected official: Lacey Mayor and City Council Member, Thurston County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senator. Her talk, titled “From Then,…Details
The Foundation’s latest noon talk, a history of the Olympia Brewing Company, was presented on March 15 by Foundation assistant curator Megan Ockerman to another capacity crowd at the Schmidt House. Megan earned her Master’s degree from WSU in 2017 with her thesis on the Olympia Brewing Company history. That was the basis for her…Details
The Northwest Carriage Museum, located in Pacific County, is the most-visited tourist attraction in the area, drawing visitors from around the world. On April 5 at noon, the Museum’s Director and Curator will speak about their collection at History Talks at the Schmidt House, a free community event made possible by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation…Details
Celebrate the art of beer! From November 4 through December 9, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation presents an art show featuring over 50 original advertising artworks produced for the Olympia Brewing Company during the 1930s through 1950s. The paintings, averaging about 18” x 34”, were intended to be translated into billboards and had to be bold,…Details
Congratulations to Don Trosper, Public History Manager, on his nomination by the OLT Visitor Convention Bureau for Excellence in Hospitality!
Steins, Vines & Grinds: Washington’s Story of Beer, Wine & Coffee The latest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum, Steins, Vines & Grinds, explores the history of three libations that continue to be wildly popular in the Evergreen State. Discover how the passion of beverage industry leaders connected with the unique climate and geography…Details
Last October 26, I posted a blog here on fall pruning of roses at the Centennial Rose Garden. I noted that the purpose of fall pruning roses is simply to get the bushes cut down, stripped of their leaves and mounded up with beauty bark to protect them from winter damage. I also indicated that the most important time for pruning roses is in early spring – around here that would be when the daffodils and forsythia are in bloom – early to mid-March. That time is rapidly approaching so our plans call for spring pruning the Centennial Garden on Saturday, March 11, beginning at about 9:00am.Details