History Talk: “Lost Stories from Washington History” with Dorothy Wilhelm

Photo courtesy of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation
February 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Schmidt House
330 Schmidt Pl SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Olympia Tumwater Foundation

“Heritage Builders”, the public history program of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation at the historic Schmidt House, presents a unique program in their series of free monthly noon hour history talks on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016.

Dorothy Wilhelm calls herself a geriatric cheerleader.  For the past 25 years she has written a humor column for the Tacoma News Tribune, the Olympian and other papers locally and nationally.  Dorothy spend ten years as Creative Living Expert and on-air talent for KIRO radio and TV in Seattle.  She then created, hosted and produced the award winning “My Home Town” and her passion for Washington History came from the stories told her when she was on location with the show.  She has crafted these stories into a new upcoming book “Lost Stories from Washington History (working title)” from History Press.  These stories are funny, sad, and illuminating as they are history as told by the people who believed their stories were too good to be lost.  She’ll be sharing some of those stories in her illustrated presentation at our popular history talk series.

The talks are on a first come-first seated basis and the doors open at 11:30 a.m.   The talks are also recorded by TCTV for local access cable on the City of Tumwater’s channel 26.  Groups of more than four people should email or call ahead for seating availability at history@olytumfoundation.org or 360-786-8117.  The Schmidt House is located at 330 Schmidt Place, just off Custer Way in Tumwater.  The foundation’s website is: www.olytumfoundation.org.

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