Local historian, Jennifer Crooks will speak about a part of history that is not often discussed—World War I and its impact on Thurston County—January 4, 2018, at the Schmidt House History Talk, brought to the community by Olympia Tumwater Foundation’s Heritage Builders program.
The First World War had a considerable impact both nationally and in Thurston County. Crooks’ illustrated presentation will highlight how our residents reacted to those times, how the construction of Camp Lewis affected our local culture, and how women made many gains during that time.
Jennifer Crooks is a lifelong Olympia resident and graduated from Saint Martin’s University with a B.A. in history and in 2017 from Central Washington University with a master’s degree in history. Crooks’ senior thesis at SMU was about the Minute Women of Thurston County during World War I; her master’s thesis at CWU was on public education in Washington State during World War I and the Red Scare.
WHAT— World War I Homefront in Thurston County with Jennifer Crooks
WHEN— Thursday, January 4, 2018, noon-1p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE— The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater.
COST— Free (donations are welcome!)
SPONSORED BY— Olympia Tumwater Foundation (www.olytumfoundation.org) with assistance from the City of Tumwater and Thurston Community Media.