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History Talk – The Old Olympia Brewery: The Non-Beer Years

January 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


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.

This History Talk is titled “The Old Olympia Brewery: The Non-Beer Years”. Schmidt House curator Karen Johnson will discuss the evolution and varied uses of the old Olympia Brewery Buildings at the base of the lower Tumwater Falls. From 1916 through 1964, the old brewery did not make beer. What other businesses existed on the site, and what buildings did they construct? Are any existing buildings original to the brewery? Karen will answer these questions and debunk a few myths along the way.

History Talks are free to attend, and start at noon. Doors will open at 11:45a.


Olympia Tumwater Foundation
(360) 943-2550
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Schmidt House
330 Schmidt Pl SW
Tumwater, WA 98501 United States
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