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Roger Waterhouse, Senior Technician for Artech, who did the restoration work, guides the totem pole into place where it will be for some time to come. The big reveal of the restored pole is set for June 6.

SLIDESHOW: Totem Pole in place ready for its big reveal on Friday June 6

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The totem pole that once stood at the Belvedere View Point Park on Admiral Way S.W. from 1966 to 2006 has been fully restored and will be unveiled in an event at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, outside the museum at 3003 61st Ave. S.W.

The ceremony, featuring public officials, the Duwamish tribe and the entire student bodies of both Alki and Schmitz Park elementary schools, will run just one half hour, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and be witnessed at least 1,000 people.

A portion of 61st Avenue east of the museum will be closed to vehicles during the event to make room for the crowd. Overhead group photos and video will be taken and made available soon afterward.

The museum will also debut a new exhibit that will open inside on Friday morning: "Reaching the Sky: Totem Tales of West Seattle," supported by 4Culture.

To see a video of the installation process today see this link:

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