Squaxin Island Ancestral History


  • Schmidt House
  • 330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater, WA 98501
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price Free

“Heritage Builders”, the local history program of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation presents another free noon hour talk on Thursday, December 21, given by the assistant director of the Squaxin Island Museum, Jeremiah George.

Members of the Squaxin Island Tribe are descendants of the maritime people who lived along the shores and watersheds of the seven southernmost inlets of Puget Sound. Tribal headquarters are now located in Kamilche, between Little Skookum and Totten Inlets.  Jeremiah George will speak about the Squaxin Tribe and the history and legends passed down from their ancestors.

WHAT—Squaxin Island Ancestral History talk with Jeremiah George

WHEN—Thursday, December 21, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

WHERE—the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater

COST—Free (donations are welcome!)


Click here for more inforrmation and for special group appointments 

OR contact Don Trosper, Public History Manager at: history@olytumfoundation.org.


Olympia Tumwater Foundation

with assistance from the City of Tumwater and Thurston Community Media. 

About the Olympia Tumwater Foundation: The Olympia Tumwater Foundation honors both the history and future of Thurston County through its commitment to a wide range of community projects including student scholarships, historic preservation and stewardship of Tumwater Falls Park. Through such civic involvement, the Foundation continues the tradition of philanthropy and responsible citizenship established by the Schmidt family and the Olympia Brewing Company.

  • Dates December 21, 2017
  • Price Free