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Author's Afternoon & Historic House Tours - 150 Years of Tumwater

Authors’ Afternoon Book Sale and Signing: Don’t miss this first-ever event! On Sunday, October 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., visit any or all three of the historic homes in Tumwater’s Historic District and stock up on books for the holidays! Over a dozen published authors from Thurston County will be on hand to sell and sign their books. 

Book topics range from history to fiction to religion to women’s studies to humor—something for everyone! Featured authors include: Gary Ritchie, Dennis Larsen, Lauren Danner, John Dodge, Drew Crooks, Jennifer Crooks, Deb Ross, Janine Gates, David Scherer Water, Maria Mudd Ruth, Ned Hayes, Alec Clayton, Christian Carvajal, and Laura Swan. 

Authors will be stationed at the Crosby House, Brewmaster’s (Henderson) House, and the Schmidt House. Selected authors will also give brief talks about their work. Talks at the Schmidt House will occur at 1:15 and 1:45; talks at the Brewmaster’s House will be at 2:30 and 3:00. You can also take short tours of the historic homes while you’re here. Admission to the houses is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Books will be sold by each author. 

For more information, contact Karen Johnson: (360) 890-2299 or

WHAT: Authors’ Afternoon book sale and signing
WHEN:  Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Crosby House (702 Deschutes Way SW), Brewmaster’s (Henderson) House (602 Deschutes Way SW), and Schmidt House (330 Schmidt Place SW)

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