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++++ Saturday, April 16th, was an absolutely beautiful day at the historic Schmidt House in Tumwater, a perfect day for the third biannual gathering of people from around Thurston County with a passion for local history. The “Heritage Builders” local history program of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation hosted this unique Local Historian’s Conference from 9…
Dorothy Wilhelm, a popular newspaper columnist from DuPont, calls herself a “geriatric cheerleader,” and now we know why. She absolutely wowed the crowd at our February 18 monthly free history talk at the Schmidt House, where she presented stories from her upcoming History Press book tentatively titled Lost Stories from Washington History. Dorothy’s presentation for…
By Jerre Redecker – The Olympian Peter G. Schmidt Jr., grandson of the founder of the Olympia Brewery, died Feb. 4. He was 94. Schmidt was born Dec. 3, 1921, in the historic Schmidt Mansion in Tumwater. He was the youngest of Peter Schmidt Sr.’s five children and the first boy. Although he grew up…
Christmas card sent by the Olympia Brewing Co. in 1952
We had a beautiful day at Tumwater Falls Park after the nasty storm this morning. Lots of people checking out the swollen river, which peaked at three feet above flood stage around 3:00p.m. This man seems transfixed by the immense power of the water.
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.
The Olympia Tumwater Foundation education programs have awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships and grants to hundreds of talented and deserving students. Scholarships are offered on the basis of both achievement and n
Rainier on a clear day
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