Our focus this month has been Thurston County’s long love affair with amateur theatrics. School dramatic performances have always been popular with students and parents alike. In this Daily Olympian publicity photograph from 1966, Tumwater High School students Virginia Hamrick, Jim Damitio, Rick Yarber, Kathy Kohse, and Candy Street rehearse a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, a perennial favorite among high school and local theater companies.  Photograph selected by costumier Melanie Ransom on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. 

Daily Olympian photo, 1966, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society