Program: "Olympia, An Origin Story" by Chris Staudinger.
Our November meeting will feature a presentation about Olympia by a Tacoman! Tacoma transplant Chris Staudinger isn't a NW native, but he has come to love all things Puget Sound and its history. His fresh perspective will reveal new twists to old history.
What was Olympia before it was our state's capital? How did it rise to power, and how was it betrayed? These questions and more will be answered in this tour of historic Olympia presented by Chris Staudinger, operator of Pretty Gritty Tours
in Tacoma. Chris will tell the history of downtown Olympia’s bumpy beginnings, taking us down its streets and alleys and showing us cool things to do in downtown Olympia's historic district. You’ll hear the tales of the indigenous hunters, railroad tycoons, brew masters, lawmakers, and artists that called Olympia home.