History talks return to the Schmidt House! After a long closure due to COVID and a construction project, we’re pleased to announce that monthly History Talks are back! Join us each month for a free hour-long talk on social or natural history, each presented by a recognized expert. All talks will be at noon on a specified Thursday. First come, first seated until capacity is reached.
What do Kurt Cobain, General Douglas MacArthur, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind have in common? Would you believe . . . Leopold Schmidt? In this lighthearted talk, Karen Johnson, Schmidt House curator, will explain how many famous people and events can be connected to the founder of the Olympia Brewing Company—based on the theory that anyone in the world can be connected to anyone else in six steps or less.
History Talks are free to attend, and start at noon. Doors will open at 11:45a.