What is your West Seattle landing story? Become a part of our history Saturday

Celebrate Seattle's 162nd Birthday by talking about what brought you here


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In 1851 the 24 members of the Alki Landing Party were delivered ashore by the Schooner Exact on the beach in what would become West Seattle, landing here on Nov. 13.

That day, now 162 years ago is being celebrated the Southwest Seattle Historical Society by asking you this simple question: What is your landing story?

They are asking anyone with connections to the West Seattle peninsula to visit the Log House Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to tell their “landing stories” — when, how and why they came to West Seattle — while being recorded by a volunteer videographer.

As noted by Clay Eals, executive director of the society, “It’s all an illustration of the fact that history is not just 162 years ago, it’s happening today. We’re making history all the time.”

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