‘Stand Tall for History’ is SW Historical Society Gala luncheon theme

Oct. 13 event will feature speakers on 1962 Seattle World's Fair

The theme of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society Gala Champagne Luncheon, is "Stand Tall for History" and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in the banquet room at Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. s.w.

With the Seattle skyline and Elliott Bay as the backdrop, the historical society will celebrate the Gala theme by enjoying a stimulating audio-visual program by Alan Stein and Paula Becker, authors of “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy.”

From the construction of the 604-foot-tall Space Needle to the antics of Elvis Presley, this presentation by Stein and Becker just two days shy of the 50th anniversary of the close of the 1962 fair is designed to entertain and inform. As a bonus, copies of their acclaimed coffee-table book will be available for sale and inscription.

In line with the theme, attendees will be able to write their own memories of the 1962 fair, for placement in a time capsule to be maintained by the historical society.

Besides the World’s Fair theme, those who attend will enjoy a silent auction of unique items with a historical flair, as well as the eagerly awaited tradition called the Dessert Dash. It all will be topped off with champagne.

Tickets for the Gala are $75 apiece ($25 for children age 4 to 12) and are available at the historical society’s Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, or by calling 206-938-5293.

Media sponsor for this event is the West Seattle Herald/White Center News.

It’s not too late to become a table captain for this event. All funds raised will go directly to the historical society.

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