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…Details
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.
Tumwater Falls Park and Olympia Brewing Co. c. 1970’s. Click photo to enlarge.
The New Season of Monthly History Talks Kicks Off with Tracy Rebstock We all have archives and perhaps haven’t even thought about it. Personal papers, family photo albums, scrapbooks and meaningful artifacts from your past are all part of your personal archives. While they may not be in a good state of organization, they are…Details
2014 scholarship recipients Megan Kramer and Emma Baldwin recently stopped by the Foundation office to say hi and give an update on their educational endeavors at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Megan is studying civil engineering and rowing crew while Emma is working towards a business degree and involved in horse riding. Both are getting…Details
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